'Mathematics and STEM are essential to the world’s growth and are at the forefront of great inventions. They’re vital to our everyday lives and the nation’s continued prosperity.'
'I have always strongly believed that primary school students have greater mathematical capacity than we give them credit for. When I did my PhD, I was amazed at how four to eight-year-olds could solve challenging problems, and this sparked my goal to explore and develop school students’ talents in maths.'
'There are so many opportunities for creative and innovative thinking in mathematics and STEM and opportunities are always evolving. It’s rewarding to reveal and help to generate exciting educational experiences in these areas.'
'Mathematics and STEM are essential to the world’s growth and are at the forefront of great inventions. They’re vital to our everyday lives and the nation’s continued prosperity, yet most people take these disciplines for granted or avoid them where they can. They have played a major role in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, with mathematical modelling in particular playing a key role.'
'Greater attention needs to be given to mathematics and STEM in our education systems. Australian students’ mathematics achievement has declined or stagnated in recent years (OECD, 2019). This decline is at a time when employers are calling for adaptable and competent problem-solvers capable of dealing with increasing global disruption.'
'Throughout my career, my students have always come first. I love working with students at all levels of education. To ignite undergraduate students’ passion for mathematics education and STEM education is so rewarding, especially when opportunities for rich classroom learning in these fields can be lost. Our HDR students, who contribute significantly to advancing these domains, provide me with endless joy.'
'Collaboration is important for broadening research perspectives, and in the case of STEM, to bring together expertise from multiple disciplines
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