Dr Leicha Bragg

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer in Education (Mathematics Education)

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SoE Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

leicha.bragg@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46404

Career highlights

2011 - Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation Award for Teaching
Excellence "For outstanding curriculum and resource development that equips
our future mathematics teachers with the confidence, passion, and skills they
need to support student learning."

Research interests

Self-study in teacher education
Assessment
Games and mathematical learning
Student engagement
Mathematical reasoning
Rich task development
Academic Standards, Assessment, and Reporting
Professional learning of mathematics teachers
Online education and learning
Use of technology to enhance teaching and learning
 

Affiliations

International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME)
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)
The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV)
British Columbia Association of Math Teachers, Canada (BCAMT)

Teaching interests

Unit Chair
ESM701 Teaching Mathematics Successfully
ESM410 Professional practice and mathematics: Designing an inclusive curriculum
ESM310 Teachers and Mathematics: Creating an inquiry-based classroom

Ph.D. Supervision
 

Units taught

ESM701 Teaching Mathematics Successfully
ESM410 Professional practice and mathematics: Designing an inclusive curriculum
ESM310 Teachers and Mathematics: Creating an inquiry-based classroom
EST430 Educational Software Tools
EXE740 Independent reading study

Conferences

PME: International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2017)
MERGA: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (1999, 2003, 2011, 2017)
MAV: The Mathematical Association of Victoria (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001,2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) Keynote speaker in 2011, 2012 and 2015.
International Community Mathematics Education and Society (MES) (2015)
East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics Education (2013 and 2015).
Northwest math conference / British Columbia Mathematics Teacher Association (2008, 2009, 2011)
UNESCO Education Shanghai (2003) ICWL: International Conference on Web-based Learning (2003)

Professional activities

Bachelor of Education (Primary) - Co -Course coordinator (Burwood) (2011 - 2014)
School of Education Teaching and Learning Committee
Fellow of the College of Distinguished Deakin Educators
Canada Coordinator, Global Experience Program (2011-present)
Thailand Coordinator, Global Experience Program (2007-2008)
Selection Officer for  Bachelor of Education (Primary) course (2011-2014)
Graduate Diploma in Education (Information Technology) Course Coordinator(2003-2007)
Faculty Academic Progress & Discipline Committee (2007)
Faculty Teaching and Learning Committee (2007)
Information and Learning Resources Subcommittee (2006 - 2007)
Bachelor of Education Selection Committee (2005)
School of Scientific and Developmental Studies Curriculum and Planning Committee (2002-2004)
 

Editor - Mathematics Teacher Education and Development (MTED) (2013-2015)
Editorial Board - Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom (APMC)
Editorial Board - Digital Culture & Education (DCE)
Editor - the Mathematical Association of Victoria conference proceedings (2005, 2011-2012)
Reviewer for Mathematics Education Research Journal and Mathematics Teacher Education and Development.
Reviewer for the PME and MERGA annual conference proceedings.
Writer and developer of Curriculum@work Teacher Support Materials for the Department of Education
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education conference committee (2014)
MERGA: The Mathematics Educational Research Group of Australasia conference committee (2003, 2005)
ICWL: International Conference on Web-based Learning committee (2003)

Mathematics Education Mentor for Numeracy Leaders and teaching staff in primary schools.

Research groups

Mathematical Reasoning Research Group (MaRRG) - Deakin University, Australia

Mathematics for Social Justice group (MfSJ) - University of British Columbia, Canada

Mathematics Teacher Educators Collaborative (MTEC) - University of British Columbia, Canada

Awards

2011 - Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation Award for Teaching
Excellence "For outstanding curriculum and resource development that equips
our future mathematics teachers with the confidence, passion, and skills they
need to support student learning."
2009 - Deakin University Deans Award for Excellence in Team Teaching
2008 - Deakin University Teaching Excellence Award
2001 - The Mathematical Association of Victoria Research Scholarship

Projects

Leicha's is a member of the Collaborative Reflective Experience and Practice in Education (CREPE) Faculty Research Group. CREPE members examine their teaching practice through a self-study methodology.

Leicha is involved in a joint research project with the University of British Columbia, Canada, exploring pedagogical approaches which employ multimedia to enhance preservice teachers understanding of mathematical concepts, particularly algebraic thinking.
Member of the STEME Research Group http://www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/steme/
Member of the Mathematical Reasoning Research Group (MaRRG)

Publications

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2016

Collaborative reflective experience and practice in education explored through self-study and arts-based research

Dr Shelley Hannigan, Dr Jo Raphael, Dr Peta White, Dr Leicha Bragg, Dr John Cripps Clark

(2016), Vol. 9, pp. 84-110, Creative approaches to research, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

More than substitution: an ongoing journey of the 1:1 iPad program

Dr Leicha Bragg, Chantelle Polkinghorne, Ben Allen, Caitlin Chandler

(2016), pp. 9-17, MAV 2016 : 53rd Mathematical Association of Victoria's Annual Conference Proceedings : Maths Explosion, Brunswick, Vic., E1

conference

Professional learning in mathematical reasoning: reflections of a primary teacher

Dr Sandra Herbert, A/Prof Colleen Vale, Dr Leicha Bragg, Dr Esther Loong, Dr Wanty Widjaja

(2016), pp. 277-284, MERGA 2016: Proceedings of the 39th Conference for Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia: Opening Up Mathematics Education Research, Adelaide, S. Aust, E1

conference

Primary teachers notice the impact of language on children’s mathematical reasoning

Dr Leicha Bragg, Dr Sandra Herbert, Dr Esther Loong, A/Prof Colleen Vale, Dr Wanty Widjaja

(2016), Vol. 28, pp. 523-544, Mathematics education research journal, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2015

Promoting reasoning through the magic V task

Dr Leicha Bragg, Dr Wanty Widjaja, Dr Esther Loong, A/Prof Colleen Vale, Dr Sandra Herbert

(2015), Vol. 20, pp. 10-14, Australian primary mathematics classroom, Adelaide, S.Aust., C1

journal

A framework for primary teachers’ perceptions of mathematical reasoning

Dr Sandra Herbert, A/Prof Colleen Vale, Dr Leicha Bragg, Dr Esther Loong, Dr Wanty Widjaja

(2015), Vol. 74, pp. 26-37, International journal of educational research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Studying mathematics teacher education: analysing the process of task variation on learning

Dr Leicha Bragg

(2015), Vol. 11, pp. 294-311, Studying teacher education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

A collaborative development of quality mathematics assessment tasks to promote preservice teachers’ professional eye

Dr Leicha Bragg, Cynthia Nicol

(2015), pp. 1-8, EARCOME 7 2015: In Pursuit of Quality Mathematics Education for All : Proceedings of teh East Asia Mathematics Education 2015 Regional Conference, Cebu City, Philippines, E1

conference

Tracking the professional learning of primary teachers’ mathematical reasoning

Dr Esther Loong, A/Prof Colleen Vale, Sandra Herbert, Dr Leicha Bragg, Dr Wanty Widjaja

(2015), pp. 183-183, Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education., Hobart, Tas., E1-1

conference

Two of everything: developing functional thinking in the primary grades through children's literature

Tracey Muir, Dr Leicha Bragg, Sharyn Livy

(2015), Vol. 20, pp. 35-40, Australian primary mathematics classroom, Stepney, S.A., C1

journal
2014

Developing noticing of reasoning through demonstration lessons

Dr Leicha Bragg, A/Prof Colleen Vale

(2014), pp. 698-701, MERGA 2014 : Curriculum in focus: research guided practice : Proceedings of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2014 annual conference, Adelaide, S. A., E1

conference

Geocaching: Finding mathematics in a global treasure hunt

Dr Leicha Bragg

(2014), Vol. 19, pp. 9-14, Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, Adelaide, South Australia, C1

journal
2013

Primary school teachers’ perceptions of mathematical reasoning

Dr Esther Loong, A/Prof Colleen Vale, Dr Leicha Bragg, Dr Sandra Herbert

(2013), pp. 466-473, MERGA 2013 : Mathematics education: yesterday, today and tomorrow : Proceedings of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2013 conference ), Melbourne, Vic, E1

conference

Hide, map and seek: assessing students’ understanding of location and direction

Dr Leicha Bragg

(2013), Vol. 18, pp. 3-7, Australian primary mathematics classroom, Adelaide, South Australia, C1

journal
2012

Testing the effectiveness of mathematical games as a pedagogical tool for children's learning

Dr Leicha Bragg

(2012), Vol. 10, pp. 1445-1467, International journal of science and mathematics education, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1

journal

The effect of mathematical games on on-task behaviours in the primary classroom

Dr Leicha Bragg

(2012), Vol. 24, pp. 385-401, Mathematics education research journal, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1

journal
2011

Seeing mathematics through a new lens : using photos in the mathematics classroom

Dr Leicha Bragg, Cynthia Nicol

(2011), Vol. 67, pp. 3-9, Australian mathematics teacher, Adelaide, S.A., C1

journal

Food for thought : the mathematics of the kitchen garden

Anthony Lyon, Dr Leicha Bragg

(2011), Vol. 16, pp. 25-32, Australian primary mathematics classroom, Adelaide, S. A., C1

journal
2007

Students' conflicting attitudes towards games as a vehicle for learning mathematics : a methodological dilemma

Dr Leicha Bragg

(2007), Vol. 19, pp. 29-44, Mathematics education research journal, Adelaide, S. A., C1

journal
2006

Students` impressions of the value of games for the learning of mathematics

Dr Leicha Bragg

(2006), pp. 217-224, Proceedings of the 30th conference of the international group for the psychology of mathematics education, Cape Town, South Africa, E1

conference

"Hey, I'm learning this"

Dr Leicha Bragg

(2006), Vol. 11, pp. 4-9, Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, Adelaide, S. Aust., C1

journal
2003

Children's perspectives on mathematics and game playing

Dr Leicha Bragg

(2003), pp. 160-167, Mathematics education research : innovation, networking, opportunity : proceedings of the 26th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, held at Deakin University, Pymble, N.S.W., E1

conference
2002

Pop art: making mathematics popular

Dr Leicha Bragg

(2002), Vol. 7, pp. 29-32, Australian primary mathematics classroom, Adelaide, S. Aust., C1

journal

Grants

Other Public Sector Funding

Literacy and Numeracy Strategy - Literature Review

A/Prof Colleen Vale, A/Prof Damian Blake, Dr Glenn Auld, Dr Leicha Bragg, A/Prof Louise Paatsch, Dr Trace Ollis, A/Prof Joanne O'Mara, Dr Gaye Williams, Dr Sarah Ohi

  • 2013: $54,420

Industry and Other Funding

Assessing Reasoning

A/Prof Colleen Vale, Dr Sandra Herbert, Dr Leicha Bragg, Dr Wanty Widjaja, Dr Esther Loong

  • 2017: $61,043

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2014

Sharyn Lee Livy

Thesis entitled: Development and contributing factors in primary pre-service teachers' mathematical content knowledge

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

2012

Sarath Warnakulasuriya

Thesis entitled: Information Communication Technology in Secondary Science Education in Sri Lanka

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

Edilson Arenas

Thesis entitled: Blended Learning in a Higher Education Multicultural Environment

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education