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Professor Lyn English

Faculty of Education,
School of Curriculum

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Name
Professor Lyn English
Position(s)
Professor
Faculty of Education,
School of Curriculum
Discipline *
Curriculum and Pedagogy, Education Systems
Phone
+61 7 3138 3329
Fax
+61 7 3138 3985
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (University of Queensland), MEd (Kelvin Grove C.A.E), BEd (Kelvin Grove C.A.E), DipT (Kelvin Grove C.A.E)

Professional memberships
and associations

Fellow of The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia;  Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia;  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (USA);  Australasian Association of Engineering Education;  American Psychological Association;  American Educational Research Association;  Advisory Board of INSPIRE (Institute for Engineering Education), Department of Engineering, Purdue University, USA;  Advisory Board of the James J. Kaput Centre for Research and Innovation in Mathematics Education, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA;  Advisory Board of the Information Age Publishing series, International Sourcebooks in Mathematics and Science Education;  International editorial board for Sense Publishers series, New Directions in Mathematics and Science Education

Keywords

Data modelling and statistical reasoning, Engineering education in the primary/middle school, Mathematical modelling and problem solving, STEM education

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

Biography

Professor Lyn English is internationally recognised for her extensive research and publications in mathematics education and in STEM more broadly, spanning preschool through to year 10. Her areas of research include engineering education and STEM education across grades 3-9, mathematical modelling, problem solving and posing, statistics education, and mathematical reasoning and development in the early years. Professor English’s research has been supported by many grants from the Australian Research Council, the most recent being awarded for 4 years from 2015 (Discovery grant #150100120; $610,000: Modelling with data: Advancing STEM in the primary curriculum). Professor English was awarded the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Career Research Medal, 2012, and the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research in 2015. She is a Senior Research Scientist (Adjunct) of the Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Education at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Professor English is a Fellow of The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and is founding editor (1997) of the international journal, Mathematical Thinking and Learning (Taylor & Francis).

This information has been contributed by Professor Lyn English.

Teaching

Professor English has coordinated mathematics curriculum subjects in the undergraduate Bachelor of Education and graduate Bachelor of Education and Diploma courses. She has taught in the masters’ courses focusing on mathematics curriculum; research in mathematics education; cognitive psychology; mathematical and scientific reasoning, and early childhood mathematics.

Professor English has supervised many postgraduate students in the MEd, MEd (Research), EdD, and PhD courses at QUT. She has also taught in graduate courses at Purdue University (USA) via online distributed learning communities. She is on doctoral panels of students at universities in the US.

This information has been contributed by Professor Lyn English.

Experience

Professor English has been an advisor for the development of children’s mathematics programs produced by the US cable television company, Nickelodeon (2008-2011). She is on the Educational Testing Service (USA) mathematical modelling panel.

This information has been contributed by Professor Lyn English.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2012
Details
The Career Research Medal, for "a long-term and active MERGA member who has made a sustained and distinguished contribution to research in mathematics education in Australasia and internationally."
Type
Editor/Contributor of a Prestigious Work of Reference
Reference year
2014
Details
Founding editor of Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal. It is now in its 16th volume.
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2010
Details
2010. Plenary speaker for PME-NA 2010 (International group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, North American Chapter), Oct. 27-31.
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2010
Details
2010 Keynote speaker for the Sixth International Conference on Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education. Taiwan, Jan 19-22
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2009
Details
Invited keynote speaker at the Erikson Institute (Chicago) April 16-19. First International Symposium on Early Mathematics Education.
Type
Editor/Contributor of a Prestigious Work of Reference
Reference year
2008
Details
Editor of The Handbook of International Research in Mathematics Education (Routledge, New York) Third edition in progress, 2012
Type
Fellowship of a Learned Academy or Membership of AIATSIS
Reference year
2008
Details
Fellow of Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. Fellow - elected in 2003
Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2007
Details
Invited international member of the Advisory Board of the James J. Kaput Center for Research in Mathematics Education, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2007
Details
Invited plenary speaker at the second international conference on Mathematics and its Connections to the Arts and Sciences
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2004
Details
Entry in Who's Who in Australia

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Modelling with data: Advancing STEM in the primary curriculum
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP150100120
Start year
2015
Keywords
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), statistical reasoning, data modelling
Title
Accelerating the mathematics learning of low socio-economic status junior secondary students
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP120200591
Start year
2013
Keywords
Education, Mathematics, Secondary, Numeracy
Title
Developmental engineering education in the primary school
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP120200023
Start year
2012
Keywords
Engineering Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Science Curriculum, Problem Solving, Primary School
Title
Statistical Literacy in the Primary School: Beginning Inference
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP120100158
Start year
2012
Keywords
Primary Mathematics, Statistical Literacy, Beginning Inference, Mathematical Reasoning
Title
Transforming Children's Mathematical and Scientific Development: a Longitudinal Study
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP110103586
Start year
2011
Keywords
Title
Implementing Engineering Experiences In The Middle School
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0989152
Start year
2009
Keywords
engineering education, problem solving, mathematics curriculum, science curriculum, middle school,
Title
Restructuring Statistical Reasoning In The Early School Years: A Longitudinal Study Of Data Modelling
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0984178
Start year
2009
Keywords
mathematics education, statistical reasoning, early school years, data modelling, problem solving,
Title
Reconceptualising Early Mathematics Learning: The Fundamental Role of Pattern and Structure
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0880394
Start year
2008
Keywords
Mathematical Education, Pattern and Structure, Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Numeracy
Title
International Research Network on Learning Environments of the Future
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LX0776352
Start year
2007
Keywords
Distributed Learning Communities, Virtual Classrooms, Digital Media, Mathematical Modelling, Problem Solving
Title
Implementation of Future-Oriented Mathematics Experiences in a P-12 College
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0455190
Start year
2004
Keywords
mathematics education; mathematical modelling; mathematical problem solving; teacher development;

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