Staff profile - Sandra Herbert

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Dr Sandra Herbert

Position: Senior Lecturer In Mathematics/Science Education
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SoE Arts & Ed
Campus: Warrnambool Campus
Phone: +61 3 556 33068 +61 3 556 33068



Mathematics Association of Victoria
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Science Teachers Association of Victoria

Professional activities

Committed to support of Warrnambool campus through involvement in
promoting the campus and contribution to many aspects of the implementation
of campus-based initiatives.Creating close partnerships with local schools with
a strong agenda of social justice. Service to the mathematics discipline through
contributions to conferences, journals and reviewing of articles for journals.


Teaching Interests

ESM310: Teachers and Mathematics: Creating an Inquiry-based Classroom
ESM210:Children and Mathematics: Developing Mathematical Concepts
EES240:Primary Science Education 1
EES340:Primary Science Education 2

ESM724: Mathematics: Curriculum Study

ESM725: Senior Mathematics: Curriculum Study

Student supervision

Science education in three Victorian kindergartens: A case study

Beyond Word Processing: The Integration of Technology in the Secondary English and Humanities Classroom

Introducing Linear Functions: An Alternative Statistical Approach

Factors influencing students’ choice of mathematics at university

Development and Contributing Factors in Primary Pre-service Teachers’ Mathematical Content Knowledge

Conferences and seminars

Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Annual Conference

Mathemaic Association of Victoria Annual Conference

Related Links

For further information please view my e-Portfolio at


Research projects

Mathematical Conceptions of Rate
Tertiary Students Conceptions of eLearning
Alternative Sequence for Teaching Introductory Calculus
Developing digital art-based methodologies for working with 'at risk' youth
Primary school teachers and students perceptions and understanding of
mathematical reasoning
Online professional learning for rural teachers of Mathematics and Science
Capturing the Complexities of ICT Use in Primary School Mathematics
School-based pedagogies in primary science teacher education
Discipline-related commitments and identities of out-of-field early career
Supporting educational achievement and aspiration through 'Real' science

Teaching science to diverse learners:Responses to the Australian Curriculum

Research interests

Teaching & Learning of Mathematics and Science
Aspirations for university study
Quantitative methodologies
Qualitative methodologies including phenomenography

Research grants

2012-2013 School-based pedagogies in primary science teacher education  Office for Learning and Teaching $206,000 Linda Hobbs, Sandra Herbert Coral Campbell, Gail Chittleborough, Mellita Jones (ACU),
John Kenny(UTAS), Jeffrey King(RMIT), Christine Redman(Melb) 

In this cross institutional project, I have assisted in the preparation of proposal, but my role will principally be the development of research instruments, statistical analysis, overseeing data collection and database management, interviewing participants; qualitative data analysis; publications.

Research page


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