CARMA Research Group

Mathematics Education Research

About us

Leader: Liz Stojanovski

We have interests spanning tertiary and secondary mathematics education, with strong threads relating to equity, enabling and excellence. Topics of interest to our group members include: inquiry learning, inquiring learning as benefiting equity and access, the relationship between formal and informal learning, computational and algorithmic thinking, the use of ICT and more broadly of Tools in teaching and learning mathematics and statistics, experimental mathematics and visualisation as learning and engagement tools, the fitness for purpose of textbooks in learning, cognitive load theory, dispositions that promote learning, growth mindsets, problem and project based learning, authentic learning, learning communities and communities of practice.

We have close connections in the Centre for Teaching and Learning, the English Language and Foundations studies unit and the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education (CEEHE).


Members of this research group:

  • Dr Judy-anne Osborn
  • Dr Andrew Kepert
  • Assoc Prof Peter Howley
  • Dr Robert King
  • Dr Elizabeth Stojanovski
  • Dr Mike Meylan
  • Dr Naomi Borwein, University of Western Ontario
  • Dr Veselin Jungic, Simon Fraser University
  • Professor Rob Corless, University of Western Ontario
  • Dr Michael Donovan, Macquarie University


  • Indigenising University Mathematics

    Mon, 20th Sep 2021 — Tue, 21st Sep 2021
    Birabahn building of the Wollotuka Institute

    Register now at Eventbrite

    The conference website is here.

    This national and international two-day symposium will address the pressing challenge of how to Indigenise mathematical practice at Universities, both in education and research. The methodology is of collaboration and sharing of knowledge and worldviews from within both Indigenous cultures and the cultures of mathematics and its allied disciplines.

  • 65th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society

    Tue, 7th Dec 2021 — Fri, 10th Dec 2021
    , Online

    The 65th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society will be hosted, online, by CARMA and the School of Information and Physical Sciences. Please visit the conference web page for more information.