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Dr Chris Hurst

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Position
Lecturer
Faculty
Faculty of Humanities
School
School of Education
Campus
Bentley Campus
Location
501.Level 4
Phone
08 9266 2196

Brief Summary

Chris commenced his career as a primary teacher in 1969 and has since taught in government and independent schools. He has served as a primary deputy principal, curriculum support coordinator and, briefly, as a secondary teacher. Chris is a trained facilitator in First Steps in Mathematics and has conducted many professional development courses for primary teachers, essentially in the area of mathematics. He has been a regular participant in national conferences for mathematics teachers and engaged in a teaching exchange to Canada. Chris has been married to his wife, Mary, since 1972 and has two married sons and three grandchildren.

Chris lectures in the School of Education in the area of Primary School Mathematics. He has responsibility for overseeing mathematics education in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) course. His general responsibilities include unit coordination and preparation of units for all delivery modes, including on campus, regional and on-line for Open University Australia (OUA). Chris also supervises HDR students in the Doctor of Philosophy and Bachelor of Education Honours programs.

Chris is an active researcher in the areas of mathematical knowledge of teachers and pre-service teachers, children's multiplicative thinking, and teacher attitudes to mathematics and mathematics teaching. He is an active member of the associations listed below.

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Memberships, Awards and Training

Memberships

  • Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. (AAMT)
  • Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc. (MERGA)
  • Mathematical Association of Victoria
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

 Awards

  • 2007 Early Career Researcher Award from Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)

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Teachings

Teaching - Undergraduate

  • Pedagogies and Planning for Numeracy EDPR4000
  • Inquiry in the Mathematics Classroom EDPR3000
  • Children as Mathematical Learners EDPR2004

 Teaching - Postgraduate

  • Supervision of candidates for Master of Education and Education Philosophy (M.Ed and M.Phil)
  • Supervision of candidates for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Teaching - Administration

Unit Champion and Unit Coordinator for

  • Pedagogies and Planning for Numeracy EDPR4000
  • Inquiry in the Mathematics Classroom EDPR3000
  • Children as Mathematical Learners EDPR2004

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Research Interests

Research Interests

Current research interests centre around

  • Children's Multiplicative Thinking
  • 'Big Ideas' Thinking in Primary Mathematics
  • Teachers' MCK and PCK for Teaching Primary Mathematics
  • Models of Teacher Knowledge
  • Curriculum Development

 Research Projects

  • Children Thinking Multiplicatively
  • Building an Evidence Base for Best Practice in Mathematics Education
  • Building a Culture of Evidence-based Practice in Teacher Preparation for Mathematics Teaching (CEMENT) (2014-2015)
  • Make It Count - a national federally funded four-year project designed to improve numeracy outcomes for urban Indigenous students (2009-2012)

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Publications


2017

Journal Articles (Research)

2016

Book Chapters (Research)

  • Beswick, K., J. Anderson, and C. Hurst. 2016. "The Education and Development of Practising Teachers." In Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2012–2015 Makar, K., S. Dole, J. Visnovska, M. Goos, A. Bennison, and K. Fry., 329-352 Singapore: Springer.

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Conference Articles (Research)

2015

Journal Articles (Research)

Conference Articles (Research)

2014

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2013

Conference Articles (Research)

2012

Conference Articles (Research)

2011

Conference Articles (Research)

2010

Books - Edited

  • Sparrow, L., B. Kissane, and C. Hurst.. "MERGA 33 Shaping the future of mathematics education." Fremantle, WA: MERGA inc. Inpress.

Journal Articles (Research)

Conference Articles (Research)

  • Cooke, A., L. Quartermaine, S. O'Hare, and C. Hurst. 2010. "NOT ONLY STUDENTS LEARN IN AN ONLINE ENVIRONMENT: THE LEARNING JOURNEY OF FOUR LECTURERS." In 4th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED), Mar 8, 2010, Valencia, SPAIN: IATED-INT ASSOC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION A& DEVELOPMENT.
  • Hurst, C., and L. Sparrow. 2010. "The mathematical needs of urban indigenous primary children: A Western Australian snapshot." In The Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 33rd Annual Conference, Jul 3, 2010, Fremantle, WA: MERGA inc.

2009

Books - Edited

  • Hurst, C., M. Kemp, B. Kissane, L. Sparrow, and T. Spencer.. "Mathematics it's mine." Adelaide, SA.: Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers. Inpress.

2008

Conference Articles (Research)

2007

Conference Articles (Research)

  • Hurst, C. 2007. "Improving mathematical learning through contextualisation." In Research Impacts: Proving or Improving?, Nov 25, 2007, Fremantle: Australian Association for Research in Education Inc.
  • Hurst, C. 2007. "Numeracy in action: Students connecting mathematical knowledge to a range of contexts." In Mathematics: Essential Research, Essential Practice, Jul 2, 2007, Hobart: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.
  • Hurst, C. 2007. "Reflective teaching + connective teaching = effective teaching." In Mathematics: essential for learning, essential for life, Jul 6, 2007, Hobart: The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc.
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2015

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

2014

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

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