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Dr Christina Chalmers

Faculty of Education,
School of Teacher Education and Leadership


Dr Christina Chalmers
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Education,
School of Teacher Education and Leadership
Discipline *
Education Systems, Specialist Studies in Education
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Ph.D in Education (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Queensland University of Technology)


Design and Technology Education, Mathematics Education, Information Communication Technology, Robotics, STEM, Project Based Learning

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Christina Chalmers is a senior lecturer in Mathematics and Technologies Education in the School of Teacher Education & Leadership at the Queensland University of Technology. Her research focuses on: group metacognition, computer supported collaborative learning, mathematics teaching and learning, and robotics-based STEM education. She currently coordinates the Technologies Curriculum unit within the Faculty of Education and teaches robotics in her pre-service teacher Technologies unit. She is also the project leader for the Robotics@QUT program and has been recipient of QUT Engagement and Equity grants since 2011 to fund this program. In the Robotics@QUT program, Chris works with teachers from over 50 schools in low SES areas to build their capacity to teach robotics-based STEM activities. The project provides professional development workshops for teachers, school-based experience for pre-service teachers, robotics loan kits to schools, sponsorship to competitions for school students, and robotics fun days on campus for school students and their parents. Chris has also been involved in a large research project ‘General Technology Teacher Training in China’ (2010-2013). This project involved working with 420 teachers from 32 provinces in China to engage them in furthering their knowledge and an understanding of how to integrate robotics into their technology lessons. During the past two years, Chris has published in top international journals on the pre-service education of mathematics teachers, and on robotics-mediated learning of STEM “Big Ideas”.

PhD: Chalmers, C. (2009). Primary students’ group metacognitive processes during mathematical problem solving in a computer supported collaborative learning environment.
This information has been contributed by Dr Christina Chalmers.


Teaching areas include:

    Technologies: Design and Digital
    Primary Mathematics
This information has been contributed by Dr Christina Chalmers.


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Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

  • A multiple case study of NAPLAN numeracy testing of Year 9 students in three Queensland secondary schools (2015)