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Dr Bronwyn Ewing

Faculty of Education,
School of Teacher Education and Leadership

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Name
Dr Bronwyn Ewing
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Education,
School of Teacher Education and Leadership
Discipline *
Education Systems, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Other Education
Phone
+61 7 3138 3718
Fax
+61 7 3138 3985
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
LinkedIn
Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Griffith University), BTch(Hons) (Southern Cross University), BTch (Southern Cross University)

Keywords

Mathematics pedagogy, Youth in detention education and training, Industry workplace training and employment, student with disability - mathematics education

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

Biography

Bronwyn Ewing is a Senior Lecturer of Mathematics Education in the QUT School of Teacher Education and Leadership. Bronwyn’s research adopts a transdisciplinary approach, addressing complex problems in pedagogy and mathematics education settings, including mainstream primary, Youth Education and Training Centre primary and secondary, Special Education primary and secondary, girls in Middle schooling and adult prisoner education.

 

Bronwyn has been awarded 3 major competitive research grants from the Australian Research Council and 6 industry grants, collaborating with organisations such as TAFE Queensland, Construction Skills Queensland, Education Queensland, Department of Education and Training Queensland, Justice and Attorney- General Department Queensland, Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland and Department of Education and Training Victoria.

 

Bronwyn has disseminated her work widely including over 40 academic journal articles and book chapters. She also communicates her research widely to non-academic audiences through media engagement and industry seminars.   In the School of Teacher Education and Leadership, Bronwyn leads and manages several ongoing research projects and supervises early career academics and PhD, EdD and Masters by Research students. She leads the Master of Teaching (Primary) Program and four postgraduate and undergraduate primary mathematics education units.

 

Prior to an academic career, Bronwyn held teaching roles in primary schooling. She is a registered teacher of the Queensland College of Teachers.

This information has been contributed by Dr Bronwyn Ewing.

Teaching

QUT, School of Teacher Education and Leadership

  • Faculty of Education Academic Board Member
  • Course Governance Committee Member
  • Teaching and Learning Committee Member
  • Course Coordinator: Master of Teaching (Primary)
  • CRB001: Mathematics in Primary Education (ED49 1st Year) UG
  • CRN652: Primary Mathematics Curriculum Studies 1 (EU40 S1 1st year) PG
  • CRN 653: Primary Mathematics Curriculum Studies 2 (EU40) S2 1st year) PG

QUT,  Higher Degree Research Teaching

  • Mr Ross Railton (EdD) Principal Supervisor
  • Ms Melitta Hogarth (PhD) Principal Supervisor
  • Ms Nicole Boyd (Masters by Education Research) Principal Supervisor
  • Ms Bridget Hughes (PhD) Principal Supervisor
  • Ms Bronwen Hutchinson (EdD) Principal Supervisor
  • Ms Amber Kennedy (Masters by Education Research) Principal Supervisor
  • Mr John Talbot (Masters by Education Research) Principal Supervisor
  • Mr Ian Lightfoot (PhD) Principal Supervisor
  • Ms Adeline Kho (EdD) Principal Supervisor

QUT, School of Teacher Education and Leadership: Professional Learning and Development of Teachers, Principals and Education Leaders (national and international)

  • St Rita’s College (2016-2017)
  • Caboolture Special School Maths project (2016-2017)
  • Pine Rivers Special School (2017-2020)
  • Brisbane Youth Education and Training Centre ARC project (2016-2019)
  • Brisbane Youth Education and Training Centre Maths Project (2014-2015)
  • Madrasah Leaders (Phillipines) (2015)
  • Vietnamese Fellowship Program (2015)
  • Bhutan DFAT fellows (2015)
  • Western Metropolitan Region Schools Victoria (2013-2015)
This information has been contributed by Dr Bronwyn Ewing.

Experience

For over 10 years, Bronwyn has worked closely with organisations in the public, private and community sectors on a range of collaborative research projects which progress mathematics education and social justice for children, young people and adults in a range of contexts.   She is working with the Justice and Attorney-General Department Queensland and the Department of Education Training Queensland on a project which addresses the mathematics learning needs of young people in youth detention to unlock and improve their learning potential. This research builds on an earlier industry grant which investigated primary and secondary teachers’ mathematics pedagogy.

 

Another current research project with the Department of Education and Training Queensland involves strengthening teachers’ pedagogy to improve mathematics learning of students with intellectual disability. This project also builds on a previous project that focused on the teaching and learning of mathematics in 12 special schools in Queensland.

 

Bronwyn has consulted and worked with the Department of Education and Training Queensland on the development of the “How to Teach Mathematics” web resource which provides training and support resources for beginning and experienced teachers. She currently sits on an advisory panel for QUT STIMulate, a program designed to support students across QUT by providing assistance with skills in maths, science and IT.

 

She has conducted invited seminars on the topic of mathematics education, teaching and learning to Education Queensland, Department of Education and Training Queensland, Department of Education and Training Victoria, the Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland and Ryerson University, Toronto Canada. She has represented QUT and the Faculty of Education as a numeracy expert on several Queensland College of Teacher panels.

 

Currently, Bronwyn is working on an Innovation and Engagement Grant with Dr Kelly Richards (QUT), Assoc Prof Lorana Bartels (University of Canberra) the Queensland Department of Corrective Services and collaborating with Assoc Prof Amy Ludlow and Assoc Prof Ruth Armstrong from the University of Cambridge. The research addresses criminology, social justice and engagement in education for adult prisoners.

This information has been contributed by Dr Bronwyn Ewing.

Publications

For 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
2016
Details
Award granted in recognition of a significant and superior contribution to the work of the university.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
For this award the recipient may be a winner or nominee for Awards 1-3 or may be a recommendation from the Faculty Leadership Team in instances where exemplary teaching and learning activities are not covered by the themes of the annual awards. I received this award for my contributions to teacher mathematics education with a specific focus on supporting Indigenous students.
Type
Advisor/Consultant for Industry
Reference year
2015
Details
Invited to consult on "How to Teach Mathematics" web resource for beginning and experienced teachers. This resource was made available to all teachers in Australia and across systems.
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2015
Details
As editor for this journal, I determine the suitability of manuscripts for progression to full peer review based on the journal's editorial criteria and that it is in scope for the journal and demonstrates scientific or scholarly validity.
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2015
Details
The invitation to speak at the annual Special Education Curriculum Committee conference in Queensland was a direct outcome from the conduct of the YDM Special Schools mathematics project that I lead (2014-2016). Participants were informed of the progress of the project and the significant findings from the first year of the project.
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2015
Details
Invited expert panel member for the inaugural Queensland Numeracy Summit, Initial Teacher Education hosted by Griffith University on the 16th June 2015 and supported by the Queensland Deans of Education and the Queensland College of Teachers. The purpose of the summit was to bring key stakeholders to explore the major challenges facing educators, government, and community, relating to numeracy learning and teaching, and Initial Teacher Education. More specifically the Summit was to: 1. identify and prioritise numeracy challenges and issues in Initial Teacher Education; 2. Co-construct a shared numeracy philosophy in Initial Teacher Education; 3. Co-construct a shared numeracy framework for Initial Teacher Education; 4. Identify shared actions and strategies for numeracy learning and teaching in Initial Teacher Education.
Type
Other
Reference year
2015
Details
This ABC News special feature was dedicated to the special schools project. It featured the Goodna Special School Principal, parents, students, teachers and Susan Ryan, Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner. In this feature I discussed the significance of the project and the positive impact on students' numeracy and mathemtics learning and how teachers taught this important topic https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=sqk_5zUNwOE

Research projects

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

Title
Unlocking the Learning Potential of Incarcerated and Low SES Young People
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
IN150100045
Start year
2016
Keywords
Indigenous; Education; Incarcerated; Mathematics; Pedagogy; Numeracy; Indigenous Youth; Low SES Youth
Title
Skilling Indigenous Australia: Effective Numeracy Learning For Employment By Regional And Remote Indigenous Students In Vocational Education And Training Courses
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0989663
Start year
2009
Keywords
Indigenous; Mathematics; Vocational Education and Training; Postsecondary Education; Indigenous Empowerment; Numeracy;
Title
Numeracy for Access to Traineeships and Apprenticeships, Vocational Studies, Empowerment and Low-Achieving Post Year 10 Students
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0455667
Start year
2005
Keywords
Vocational Education; Post secondary education; Numeracy; Empowerment; Open Learning;

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