Dr Wanty Widjaja

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer in Education (Maths Education)

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SoE Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Master of Education, Boston University, 2002
Doctor of Philosophy (Education), University of Melbourne, 2008
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2013

Career highlights

Wanty has extensive experience in large-scale research projects with colleagues from Indonesia and the Netherlands, as well as a small scale research project from Singapore. Currently she is leading an internal research project which aims to understand professional noticing by expert primary school teachers in relation to their students’ mathematics and scientific reasoning. She has continued to strengthen research partnerships with researchers from the Netherlands, Singapore and Indonesia on design-based research and mathematical modelling.

Wanty was the design research task force leader of the international project, ‘Pendidikan Matematika Realistik Indonesia’ (PMRI) as part of an international collaborative project funded by the Indonesian government and the Netherlands (Do-PMRI project) between 2008-2010.

Drawing on her research experience on mathematical reasoning project, Lesson Study and video-based methodology, Wanty was involved in delivering professional development sessions for numeracy coaches for networks of schools in the former Western Metropolitan Region in 2013 and at the Primary Mathematics and Science Specialists Program in 2015. She has been the managing editor for The Indonesian Journal of Mathematics Education (JIMs-B) published by the Indonesian Mathematical Society since 2011.

Research interests

Mathematical modelling, Educational design research, Professional noticing, Design of contextualised tasks, Realistic Mathematics Mathematics, Lesson Study, Video-based research methodology.

Affiliations

Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)

The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV)
Indonesian Mathematical Society (IndoMS)

Knowledge areas

Mathematics education

Conferences

Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasian (2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014)

South East Asean-Design Research (2014, 2015, 2016)

Psychology of Mathematics Education (2005, 2006)

The World Associations of Lesson Studies (2014)

International Congress of Mathematics Education (2012)

International Community of Teachers of Mathematical Modelling and Applications (2011)

East Asian Research Conference on Mathematics Education (2010, 2013)

Mathematics Association of Victoria  (2012, 2013, 2014)

Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (2013)

International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement (2009)

Professional activities

Bachelor of Education Selection Committee (2012)

Faculty of Arts and Education Human Ethics Advisory Research Group (2014-present)

Canada Coordinator, Global Experience Program (2013-2014)

Editorial Board, Prime Number

Editorial Board, JIMS-B journal

Reviewer for Mathematics Education Research Journal and Mathematics Teacher Education and Development

Reviewer for MERGA and MAV annual conference proceedings

Research groups

Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)

Indonesian Mathematical Society (IndoMS)

Projects

  • Widjaja, W., Loong, E., Hubber, P., Arranda, G. with Tytler, R. (mentor) and Sarkim (EI). Promoting interdisciplinary secondary mathematics and science teaching through real-world tasks: A cross-national study in Australia and Indonesia. REDI RDG Project (2016, $19,819
  • Widjaja, W. Xu, L., Li, J. Jobling, W. with Vale, C. (mentor)
    Enhancing primary school teachers’ professional noticing through artefact-stimulated recall. CREFI RDG Project (2015, $15,000).
  • Widjaja, W. Faculty Small Equipment Research grant. (2015, $5,000)
  • Auld, G., Loong, E.,Widjaja, W. & Williams, G. with Vale, C. and Blackmore, J. (mentors). Transition: Improved Literacy and numeracy outcomes (Successful strategies) (2015, $65,638).
  • Widjaja, W., Groves, S., Tytler, R., Robottom, I., Bragg, L. Deakin LIVE Partnership Funding. (2014, $5,000).
  • Vale, C., Bragg, L., Herbert, S., Loong, E., Widjaja, W. Primary school teachers’ and students’ perceptions and understanding of mathematical reasoning. (2013-2014, $12,000).
  • Williams, G., Bragg, L., Herbert, S., Loong, E., Widjaja, W., Hirsch, L. Flexible pedagogical problem solving for implementing mathematics problem solving. ( 2014-2016, CREFI Seeding Grant, Gaye William's and Coral Campbell's personal research fund, $22,500).
  • Groves, S., Doig, B., Vale, C., Widjaja, W. Implementing structured problem solving through lesson study. Faculty near missed ARC funding, Deakin University. (2013, $13,000).
  • Groves, S., Doig, B., Vale, C., Widjaja, W., Implementing structured problem solving through lesson study. CREFI RDG  Deakin University. (2012, $19,700).

Publications

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2016

Gender issues in elementary mathematics teaching materials: a comparative study between China and Australia

Yang Wu, Dr Wanty Widjaja, Jun Li

(2016), pp. 149-160, Multidisciplinary research perspectives in education : shared experiences from Australia and China, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, B1

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Critical factors in the adaptation and implementation of Japanese Lesson Study in the Australian context

A/Prof Susie Groves, Dr Brian Doig, A/Prof Colleen Vale, Dr Wanty Widjaja

(2016), Vol. 48, pp. 501-512, ZDM: The international journal on mathematics education, Berlin, Germany, C1

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2015

The use of video recording in professional development of teachers and teacher educators in Indonesia

Dr Wanty Widjaja, Maarten Dolk

(2015), pp. 199-221, The use of grounded mages in mathematics teachers¿ professional development, Berlin, Germany, B1

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Developing teacher competencies through videos for facilitation of mathematical modelling in Singapore primary schools

Ken Ng, Dr Wanty Widjaja, Chun Ming Eric Chan, Cynthia Seto

(2015), pp. 15-38, Cases of Mathematics Professional Development in East Asian Countries, Berlin, Germany, B1

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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

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2014

Year 3/4 children's forms of justification

Dr Wanty Widjaja

(2014), pp. 694-697, MERGA 2014 : Curriculum in focus: research guided practice : Proceedings of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2014 annual conference, Adelaide, S. A., E1

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Lesson study: making a difference to teaching pupils with learning difficulties

Dr Wanty Widjaja

(2014), Vol. 55, pp. 393-397, Critical studies in education, London, Eng., C1

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2013

Creating teacher learning communities of inquiry through lesson study

Dr Wanty Widjaja

(2013), pp. 723-726, MERGA 2013 : Mathematics education: yesterday, today and tomorrow : Proceedings of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2013 conference, Melbourne, Vic., E1

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Implementing Japanese lesson study: an example of teacher-researcher collaboration

A/Prof Susie Groves, Dr Brian Doig, Dr Wanty Widjaja, David Garner, Kathryn Palmer

(2013), Vol. 69, pp. 10-17, AAMT 2013 : Mathematics: Launching Futures : Proceedings of the 24th Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers 2013, Adelaide, S. Aust., C1

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Fostering teacher competencies in incorporating mathematical modelling in Singapore primary mathematics classrooms

Kit Ee Dawn Ng, Chun Ming Eric Chan, Dr Wanty Widjaja, Cynthia Seto

(2013), pp. 219-228, EARCOME 6 : Innovations and Exemplary Practices in Mathematics Education : Proceedings of the 6th East Asian Regional Conference on Mathematics Education 2013, Phuket, Thailand, E1

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Building awareness of mathematical modelling at teacher education: a case study in Indonesia

Dr Wanty Widjaja

(2013), pp. 583-593, Teaching practice and the practice of applied mathematicians: mathematical modelling : connecting to practice, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, B1

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2012

Exercising sociomathematical norms in classroom discourse about data representation : insights from one case study of a grade 6 lesson in Indonesia

Dr Wanty Widjaja

(2012), Vol. 13, pp. 21-38, The mathematics educator, Singapore, C1

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Mathematical modelling for Singapore primary classrooms : from a teacher’s lens

Cynthia Seto, Mary Magdalene Thomas, Kit Ee Dawn Ng, Chung Ming Eric Chan, Dr Wanty Widjaja

(2012), pp. 672-679, MERGA 2012 : The 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Nanyang, Singapore, E1

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Assessment of primary 5 students' mathematical modelling competencies

Chun Ming Eric Chan, Kit Ee Dawn Ng, Dr Wanty Widjaja, Cynthia Seto

(2012), Vol. 35, pp. 146-178, Journal of science and mathematics education in Southeast Asia, Penang, Malaysia, C1-1

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2011

Locating negative decimals on the number line : insights into the thinking of pre-service primary teachers

Dr Wanty Widjaja, Kaye Stacey, Vicki Steinle

(2011), Vol. 30, pp. 80-91, Journal of mathematical behavior, Oxford, England, C1-1

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Exemplifying a model-eliciting task for primary school pupils

Chung Ming Eric Chan, Dr Wanty Widjaja, Kit Ee Dawn Ng

(2011), Vol. 1, pp. 65-74, Southeast Asian mathematics education journal, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, C1-1

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Towards mathematical literacy in the 21st century : perspectives from Indonesia

Dr Wanty Widjaja

(2011), Vol. 1, pp. 75-84, Southeast Asian mathematics education journal, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, C1-1

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2010

The role of contexts and teacher's questioning to enhance students' thinking

Dr Wanty Widjaja, Maarten Dolk, Ahmad Fauzan

(2010), Vol. 33, pp. 168-186, Journal of science and mathematics education in Southeast Asia, Penang, Malaysia, C1-1

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Examining teachers’ role in relation to their beliefs and expectations about students’thinking in design research

Maarten Dolk, Dr Wanty Widjaja, Ellen Zonneveld, Ahmad Fauzan

(2010), pp. 175-187, A decade of PMRI in Indonesia, Utrecht, Netherlands, B1-1

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Modelling the cooling of coffee : insights from a preliminary study in Indonesia

Dr Wanty Widjaja

(2010), pp. 626-633, MERGA 2010 : Shaping the future of mathematics education : Proceedings of the 33rd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Fremantle W. A., E1-1

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2009

Growth of pre-service teachers’ knowledge and teaching ideas about decimals and fractions : The case of Vivi

Dr Wanty Widjaja, Kaye Stacey

(2009), pp. 587-595, MERGA 32 : Crossing divides : mathematics education research group of Australasia : Proceedings of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Conference 2009, Palmerston North, N. Z., E1-1

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2008

Misconceptions about density of decimals : insights from Indonesian pre-service teachers’ work

Dr Wanty Widjaja, Kaye Stacey, Vicki Steinle

(2008), Vol. 31, pp. 117-131, Journal for science and mathematics education in Southeast Asia, Penang, Malaysia, C1-1

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Understanding decimal numbers : a foundation for correct calculations

Robyn Pierce, Vicki Steinle, Kaye Stacey, Dr Wanty Widjaja

(2008), Vol. 5, pp. 1-15, International journal of nursing education scholarship, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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2006

Promoting pre-service teachers' understanding of decimal notation and its teaching

Dr Wanty Widjaja, Kaye Stacey

(2006), pp. 385-392, Proceedings of the 30th conference of the international group for the psychology of mathematics education, Prague, Czech Republic, E1-1

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