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Nicole Maher

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Nicole Maher

Lecturer in primary mathematics education

Newnham Campus

+61 3 (phone)

Nicole.maher@utas.edu.au

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD (2009), Perceptions of pedagogical content knowledge in the senior secondary classroom, University of Tasmania, Australia, 2019

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Fields of Research

  • Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy (390109)
  • Teacher education and professional development of educators (390307)
  • Professional education and training (390305)

Research Objectives

  • Teacher and instructor development (160303)
  • Pedagogy (160302)
  • Equity and access to education (160201)
  • Professional development and adult education (160104)
  • Other education and training (169999)
  • Expanding knowledge in education (280109)
  • Learner and learning (160199)

Publications

Total publications

10

Journal Article

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Hatisaru V, Oates G, Fraser S, Murphy C, Maher N, et al., 'A peer learning circle approach to professional learning: Promoting representational fluency', Australian Mathematics Education Journal, 2, (4) pp. 4-10. ISSN 2652-0176 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Hatisaru V; Oates G; Fraser S; Murphy C; Holland B; Seen A

2013Maher N, Muir T, 'I Know You Have to Put Down a Zero, But I'm Not Sure Why': Exploring the link between pre-service teachers' content and pedagogical content knowledge', Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 15, (1) pp. 72 - 87. ISSN 1442-3901 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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2012Livy S, Muir T, Maher N, 'How do they measure up? Primary pre-service teachers' mathematical knowledge of area and perimeter', Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 14, (2) pp. 91-112. ISSN 1442-3901 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
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2021Oates G, Muir T, Murphy C, Reaburn R, Maher N, 'What Influences Mathematics Teacher Educators' Decisions in Course Design: Activity Theory and Professional Capital as an Investigative Approach', The Learning and Development of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Springer, M Goos & K Beswick (ed), Cham, Switzerland, pp. 345-366. ISBN 978-3-030-62407-1 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-62408-8_18 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Oates G; Muir T; Murphy C; Reaburn R

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Conference Publication

(6 outputs)
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2016Maher N, Chick H, Muir T, ''I believe the most helpful thing was him skipping over the proof': Examining PCK in a senior secondary mathematics lesson', Proceedings of the 39th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA), 3-7 July 2016, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 421-428. ISBN 978-1-920846-29-9 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Chick H; Muir T

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2015Maher N, 'Examining PCK in a senior secondary mathematics lesson', Mathematics education in the margins: Proceedings of the 38th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 28 June - 2 July 2015, University of the Sunshine Coast, QLD, pp. 389-396. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2015Maher N, Muir T, Chick H, 'Secondary mathematics students' perceptions of their teachers' pedagogical content knowledge for teaching aspects of probability', Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 13-18 July 2015, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, pp. 226-233. ISBN 978-1-86295-829-6 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2014Maher N, Muir T, ''I don't really understand probability at all': Final year pre-service teachers' Understanding of probability', Proceedings of The 37th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 29 June - 3 July 2014, Aerial Centre, University of Technology, Sydney, pp. 437-444. ISBN 978-1-920846-27-5 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Maher N, 'From classroom to campus: The perceptions of mathematics and primary teachers on their transition from teacher to teacher educator', Mathematics: Traditions and [New] Practices - Proceedings of the AAMT-MERGA , 3-7 July 2011, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, pp. 491-499. ISBN 978-1-875900-70-1 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Maher N, Muir T, 'I think they think that zero point something is less than zero: Investigating pre-service teachers' responses to mathematical tasks', Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, 27 November - 1 December 2011, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-16. ISSN 1324-9320 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$500

Projects

Using the idea of multiple representations in mathematics and science classrooms (2019)$500
Description
Peer Learning Circles: Collaboration for Learning and Teaching Grant.Quality STEM education is touted as important to the nations productivity, and significant funding has been provided to education systems to enhance student learning in STEM. Effective STEM teaching practices provide opportunities for students to express concepts through multiple modes of representation to support concept development and deep learning. This PLC will review current teacher knowledge formulations in mathematics and science education including Shulmans Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK), Ball and colleagues Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (MKT) and Rowland et al.s Knowledge Quartets to identify the space that we refer to as representational fluency. The PLC will enable members to reflect on their own understanding of the notion of representational fluency and how it pertains to STEM teaching, which will in turn inform their teaching practices. The process will provide a springboard for exploring how representational fluency, as part of teacher knowledge, predicts instructional quality and student learning outcomes.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($500)
Scheme
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Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hatisaru V; Fraser SP; Murphy C; Oates GN; Kenny JDJ; Seen AJ; Holland BR; Maher N
Year
2019