Associate Professor - Associate Dean (Research) & Graduate Research Coordinator
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ESH320: Knowledge for teaching mathematics
ESH321: Mathematics for middle school
ESP318 Research methods
ESG723: Curriculum developments in mathematics
ESM708/EPA951: Foundations of educational research
Kim taught mathematics and science in a number of Tasmania secondary schools for 13 years before joining the University of Tasmania in 2000. She obtained her PhD in 2003. Kim is interested in the beliefs that underpin the practice of mathematics teachers and how professional learning can provide a catalyst for change. She supervises research higher degree students in these and other areas of mathematics education. She has published more than 60 peer reviewed book chapters, journal articles and conference papers. She is currently President of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers. Her tertiary teaching expertise has been recognised by a UTas Teaching Excellence Award in 2006 and, in 2008, an Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation for outstanding contributions to student learning. In 2011 she led the Faculty of Educations mathematics education team in their successful application for a UTas Teaching Excellence Award (team category).
Selected Recent Publications
Beswick, K. (2012). Teachers beliefs about school mathematics and mathematicians mathematics and their relationship to practice. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 79(1), 127-147.
Beswick, K. & Jones, T. (2011). Taking professional learning to isolated schools: Perceptions of providers and principals. Mathematics Education Research Journal, 23(2), 83-105.
Beswick, K,., Callingham, R., & Watson, J. M. (2011). The nature and development of middle school mathematics teachers knowledge. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education.
Published online at http://www.springerlink.com/content/th22781265818125/fulltext.pdf. DOI 10.1007/s10857-011-9177-9
Watson. J. & Beswick, K. (2011). School pupil change associated with a continuing professional development programme for teachers. Journal of Education for Teaching, 37(1). 63-75.
Beswick, K. (2011). Make your own paint chart: A realistic context for developing proportional reasoning with ratios. Australian Mathematics Teacher, 67(1), 6-11.
Beswick, K., Watson, A. & De Geest, E. (2010). Comparing theoretical perspectives for describing mathematics departments: Complexity and activity. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 75(2), 153-170.
Muir, T., Beswick, K. & Williamson, J. (2010). Up-close and personal: Teachers responses to an individualised professional learning opportunity. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 38(2), 129-146.
Beswick, K. (2011). Knowledge/beliefs and their relationship to emotion. In K. Kislenko (Ed.), Current state of research on mathematical beliefs XVI: Proceedings of the MAVI-16 conference June 26-29, 2010. (pp. 43-59). Institute of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Tallinn University: Tallinn, Estonia. [I, R] (100)
Beswick, K., Watson, J., Brown, N., Callingham, R., & Wright, S. (2011). Student attitude change associated with teacher professional learning in mathematics. In K. Kislenko (Ed.), Current state of research on mathematical beliefs XVI: Proceedings of the MAVI-16 conference June 26-29, 2010. (pp. 60-76). Institute of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Tallinn University: Tallinn, Estonia. [I, R] (50, 20, 10, 10, 10)
Muir, T., Callingham, R., & Beswick, K. (2011). Using interactive whiteboards to teach mathematics: Examining teachers pedagogical approaches. In Proceedings of the International Technology, Education and Development conference. (March 7-9). Valencia, Spain: IATED.
Callingham, R, Beswick, K., Chick, H., Clark, J., Goos, M., Kissane, B., Serow, P., Thornton, S., & Tobias, S. (2011). Beginning teachers mathematics knowledge: What is needed? In J. Clark, B. Kissane, J. Mousley, T. Spencer & S. Thornton (Eds.). Mathematics: Traditions and [new] practices: Proceedings of the joint conference of the Australian Association of Mathematic Teachers and the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. (Vol. 2, pp. 900-907). Adelaide: AAMT & MERGA. [I, R] (50, 15, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5
Watson, J., Brown, N., Beswick, K., & Wright, S. (2011). Teacher change in a changing educational environment. In J. Clark, B. Kissane, J. Mousley, T. Spencer & S. Thornton (Eds.). Mathematics: Traditions and [new] practices: Proceedings of the joint conference of the Australian Association of Mathematic Teachers and the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. (Vol. 2, pp. 760-767). Adelaide: AAMT & MERGA. (40, 30, 20, 10)
Authorised by the Dean, Faculty of Education
15 October, 2012