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Profiles of the Hub Team

Dr Sandra Frid (Mathematics Education)

As part of the mathematics education team at Curtin (with Dr Len Sparrow), Dr Frid has had recognition for her teaching (national finalists for the Australian Awards for University Teaching) and for her research (recipients of an international Practical Implications Award for Research). Her recent research endeavours all relate directly to classroom practices, the support of children's learning of mathematics, or the use of teaching portfolios and action learning for teacher professional development. She serves in editorial positions on state and international journals and has much experience in working with mathematics teachers' professional organisations.

Associate Professor Len Sparrow (Mathematics Education, Inclusive Education)

Dr Sparrow is the author of numerous books and research papers related to mathematics teaching and has held key editorial positions with mathematics education journals. He has extensive experience in teacher professional development and in working with teacher professional organisations. His experience also includes working at Kurongkurl Katatjin (School of Indigenous Australian Studies) where he coordinated programs in bridging mathematics and mathematics education for indigenous students in metropolitan, rural and remote Western Australia.

Professor Sue Trinidad (ICT Education)

Associate Professor Trinidad has over 20 years experience in the area of technology implementation and building sound learning environments using technology. She has been involved in the construction of numerous online teacher-learning programs delivered through Learner Management Systems, and has participated in many projects in Australia, Canada and Hong Kong, writing and presenting regularly in the area of technology education. She is a member of a number of editorial boards and committees and was awarded a life membership of ECAWA for her work with teachers in 2001. Her current research involves evaluating suitable e-learning environments and helping teachers construct suitable learning environments to meet student learning outcomes.

Professor David Treagust (Science Education)

As an expert in science education Professor Treagust has published in a wide range of journals and has received many externally funded competitive research grants. He has held senior positions in professional associations and senior editorial positions on science education journals. In his work for over 25 years with the Science and Mathematics Education Centre at Curtin University he has had extensive experience teaching postgraduate teachers from all states and territories in Australia as well as overseas, through print distance education, web-based and intensive week long institutes.



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