Staff profile - Susie Groves

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AsPr Susie Groves

Position: Associate Professor
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SoE Arts & Ed
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 46405 +61 3 924 46405


Subjects and units currently teaching

Units currently taught:

EPM742 Fostering Primary Children's Mathematical Development

ESM733 Exploring Space and Number

ESM704 Problem Solving and Modelling

EEM401 Numeracy Across the Curriculum

EXC725 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum

Student supervision

Doctoral projects currently supervised (Principal supervisor):

The Implementation of Lesson Study in Mathematics in Zambia
Multi-dimensional Assessment of Student Capability in Mathematics and Science

Learned or Invented? Nurses’ Strategies for Calculating and Measuring Medicine Doses
Factors Influencing Students’ Choice of Mathematics at University

The Mathematics Visible to Educators in Pre-school Settings
Mathematically-Rich Interactions in Early Childhood Centres

Doctoral projects currently supervised (Associate supervisor):

Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science in a Second or Third Language

Japanese Lesson Study: A School-based Innovation for Primary Science Pre-Service Teacher Education

Doctoral completions (Principal supervisor):

Kathy Swinkels, 2016: Mathematically-rich Interactions in Early Childhood Centres

Soraya Fooladi. 2015: Factors Influencing Students' Choice of Mathematics at University

Christine Ioannou, 2014: Multi-Dimensional Assessment of Student Capabilities in Mathematics and Science

Linda Darby, 2009: Subject Cultures and Pedagogy: Comparing Mathematics and Science

John Cripps Clark, 2007: The Role of Practical Activities in the Teaching of Upper Primary Science

Joyce Dale, 2003: Calculators, Mathematics and Young Children

Krongthong Khairiree, 2003: Implementing Co-operative Learning in Grade Four Mathematics Classes in Thailand

Willy Mwakapenda, 2000: Using Everyday Experiences in Teaching Secondary Mathematics in Malawi: Possibilities and Constraints for Change

Pardjono, 2000: Implementation of Student Active Learning in Primary Mathematics in Indonesia

Hilary Hollingsworth, 1999: Teacher Professional Growth: A Study of Primary Teachers Involved in Mathematics Professional Development

Richard Sullivan, 1999: Meanings of the Terms Problem and Problem Solving Across the School Curriculum


Research interests

Mathematics education in general

Lesson Study as a  vehicle for professional learning

Problem solving and modelling

Use of technology

Mathematics classrooms functioning as communities of inquiry

Cross-cultural research into mathematics learning and teaching


Research grants

Recent funded projects

Deakin University Central Research Grant 2014 & Centre for Research in Educational Futures and Innovation 2012: Implementing structured problem-solving mathematics lessons through Lesson Study. Susie Groves, Brian Doig, Colleen Vale & Wanty Widjaja.

DEECD (Department of Education and Early Childhood Development) 2011. Evaluation of the Yached Accelerated Learning Program (YALP). Brenton Doecke, Susie Groves, Muriel Wells, & Brian Doig.

SiMERR (The National Centre of Science,Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia) & Deakin University 2009: ICT Use in Primary School Mathematics. Esther Loong, Brian Doig & Susie Groves

Australian Research Council & Victorian Department of Education and Training 2003-2007: Improving Middle Years Mathematics and Science. Russell Tytler, Susie Groves, Annette Gough, with Brian Doig, Linda Darby, Christine Kakkinen

Deakin University 2004: Talking Across Cultures: An International Collaborative Study of Students Mathematical Explanations. Susie Groves, Brian Doig, Toshiakira Fujii, Tokyo Gakugei University, Yoshinori Shimizu, University of Tsukuba, & Julianna Szendrei, Etvs Lornd University, Budapest

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