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Dr Carly Sawatzki

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer in Education, Maths Education

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

School of Education

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2014
Master of Education, Monash University, 2011
Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary), Monash University, 2004

Biography

Dr Carly Sawatzki is a teacher educator and educational researcher with a particular interest in teaching mathematics through real world economic and financial contexts.

Carly is internationally recognised for her financial capability research in primary and secondary school settings in Australia and New Zealand. She has published in prestigious journals and led curriculum and research consultancies for Australian government agencies, teacher associations and schools.

The focus of Carly's work is students and their learning. Hence, the work she enjoys most occurs in schools - researching, coaching, and learning from teachers and their students.

Carly is regularly engaged to design and lead teacher professional learning, being recognised as a dynamic, thought-provoking presenter who promotes critical conversation, inspires innovation, and transforms pedagogical practice.

Carly writes for academic, government, teacher and preservice teacher audiences. She also writes for The Conversation, AARE EduResearch Matters and EducationHQ.

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Units taught

ESM211 Children and mathematics: Developing mathematical concepts

EEE755 Numeracy, social justice and new pedagogies

ETM709 Knowledge for teaching mathematics 7-10: Number

EDX707 Independent research project for professional practice

Knowledge areas

Financial literacy

Financial capability

Financial education

Curriculum innovation

Numeracy and mathematics task design

Mathematical problem-solving in real world contexts

Teacher education

Pedagogical coaching

Publications

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2021

Theory and practice relations in design-based research: Designing professional learning with teachers teaching mathematics and science out-of-field

Russell Tytler, linda Hobbs, Linda Brown, Peta White, Coral Campbell, John Cripps Clark, Seamus Delaney, Sandra Herbert, Amanda Peters, Carly Sawatzki, Wanty Widjaja

(2021), pp. 40-65, Methodological Approaches to STEM Education Research : Volume 2, Cambridge, Eng., B1

book chapter

Spotting the military influence in mathematics education

Jude Ocean, Carly Sawatzki, Zara Ersozlu

(2021), Vol. 26, pp. 20-24, Australian primary mathematics classroom, C1

journal article

Paradoxes of in-school teacher coaching by outsiders

M Ludecke, S Rutherford, C Sawatzki, D Rady, M Gindidis, K Marangio, E Tour

(2021), pp. 1-23, Australian Educational Researcher, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article
2020

Facets of numeracy: teaching, learning, and practices

Vince Geiger, Keiko Yasukawa, Anne Bennison, Jill Fielding-Wells, Carly Sawatzki

(2020), pp. 59-88, Research in mathematics education in Australasia 2016-2019, Singapore, B1

book chapter

Maths + Movement: Methodological Considerations for Mathematics Teacher Educators as Action Researchers

Carly Sawatzki, Jude Ocean, Davidson Aylie, Natalie Lander

(2020), Vol. 1, pp. 154-173, Methodological Approaches to STEM Education Research Volume 1, Newcastle upon Tyne, Eng., B1

book chapter
2019

Discovering diverse students' funds of knowledge related to finance: Pāsifika students in New Zealand

Jodie Hunter, C Sawatzki

(2019), Vol. 31, pp. 419-439, Mathematics education research journal, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Stimulating proportional reasoning through questions of finance and fairness

C Sawatzki, Ann Downton, Jill Cheeseman

(2019), Vol. 31, pp. 465-484, Mathematics education research journal, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2018

Shopping for shoes: teaching students to apply and interpret mathematics in the real world

Carly Sawatzki, Peter Sullivan

(2018), Vol. 16, pp. 1355-1373, International journal of science and mathematics education, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal article

Cost, price and profit: what influences students' decisions about fundraising?

Carly Sawatzki, Merrilyn Goos

(2018), Vol. 30, pp. 525-544, Mathematics education research journal, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The case for teaching and learning about taxation and superannuation at school: a research review for the Australian Taxation Office

C Sawatzki, Simone Zmood

(2018), Canberra, A.C.T., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Evaluation of a Pilot Personalised Professional Coaching Program

Carly Sawatzki, M Gindidis, K Tour, M Ludecke, S Rutherford, K Marangio, D Rady, J Southcott

(2018), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2017

Lessons in financial literacy task design: authentic, imaginable, useful

C Sawatzki

(2017), Vol. 29, pp. 25-43, Mathematics education research journal, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal article

Teachers' perceptions of financial literacy and the implications for professional learning

Carly Sawatzki, Peter Sullivan

(2017), Vol. 42, pp. 51-65, Australian journal of teacher education, Joondalup, W.A., C1-1

journal article

Exploring secondary commerce teachers' opportunities and readiness to teach consumer, economic and financial literacy: research report for the Victorian Commercial Teachers' Association

C Sawatzki, Simone Zmood, Anita Forsyth, Ann Downton

(2017), [Melbourne, Vic.], A6-1

research report/technical paper
2016

The Victorian Curriculum F-10: a critical analysis of implementation opportunities in Civics & Citizenship and Economics and Business

C Sawatzki

(2016), [Melbourne, Vic.], A6-1

research report/technical paper

Consumer and financial literacy in the Australian Curriculum v8.1: Identifying opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and learning through "real world" issues

Carly Sawatzki

(2016), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Insights from a financial literacy task designer: the curious case of problem context

C Sawatzki

(2016), pp. 576-583, MERGA 2016 : Opening up mathematics education research : Proceedings of the 39th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Adelaide, S. Aust., E1-1

conference
2015

Ethics and the challenges for inclusive mathematics teaching

Helen Forgasz, Jennifer Bleazby, Carly Sawatzki

(2015), pp. 147-165, Diversity in mathematics education : towards inclusive practices, Berlin, Germany, B1-1

book chapter

Context counts: the potential of realistic problems to expose and extend social and mathematical understandings

C Sawatzki

(2015), pp. 555-562, MERGA 2015 : Mathematics education in the margins : Proceedings of the 38th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Sunshine Coast, Qld., E1-1

conference
2014

Connecting social and mathematical thinking: the use of "real life" contexts

C Sawatzki

(2014), pp. 557-564, MERGA 2014 : Curriculum in focus: research guided practice : Proceedings of the 37th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Sydney, N.S.W., E1-1

conference

Students' willingness to engage with mathematical challenges: implications for classroom pedagogies

Peter Sullivan, Doug Clarke, Jill Cheeseman, Angela Mornane, Anne Roche, C Sawatzki, Nadia Walker

(2014), pp. 597-604, MERGA 2014 : Curriculum in focus: research guided practice : Proceedings of the 37th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Sydney, N.S.W., E1-1

conference
2013

What financial dilemmas reveal about students' social and mathematical understandings

C Sawatzki

(2013), pp. 602-609, MERGA 2013 : Mathematics education: yesterday, today and tomorrow : Proceedings of the 36th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1

conference

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Secondary Mathematics and Science initiative for out-of-field teachers.

Prof Russell Tytler, Dr Jill Brown, Dr Peta White, A/Prof Linda Hobbs, A/Prof Coral Campbell, Dr Sandra Herbert, Dr Carly Sawatzki, A/Prof Wanty Widjaja, Dr Seamus Delaney, Dr John Cripps Clark, Prof Damian Blake

  • 2021: $1,431,323
  • 2020: $764,034

CIRCLS - Support program for Secondary Mathematics and Science Initiative.

A/Prof Julianne Lynch, Dr Jo Raphael, Dr Carly Sawatzki, Prof Russell Tytler, Dr Jill Brown, Dr Peta White

  • 2021: $127,272

Industry and Other Funding

Economics + Maths = Financial Capability Program.

Dr Carly Sawatzki

  • 2021: $92,500

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report