Personal details

Name
Dr Andy Yeh
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Education,
School of Teacher Education and Leadership
Discipline *
Curriculum and Pedagogy, Specialist Studies in Education
Phone
+61 7 3138 5556
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations
Keywords

Mathematics Education, STEM Education, ICTs in Education, Knowledge Representation, Microworlds, Online Learning Environment, Semiotics, Spatial Ability, Virtual Reality in Education, Web 2.0 in Education

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

Biography

Dr Andy Yeh is a Lecturer in Mathematics and ICT Education within the Faculty of Education at the Queensland University of Technology. He taught in schools for 8 years and became a teacher educator since 2007. He currently teaches under-graduate pre-service teachers and supervises higher degree research students. His research interests are centred on the utilisation, design and evaluation of ICT tools for education, with a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.  Dr Yeh is currently developing an online learning community for the teaching and learning in STEM. This online learning community (i.e., VRMath2 https://vrmath2.net) employs technologies including Web 2.0, Web3D, HTML5, and mobile sensors to enable features such as online coding, creating and sharing of dynamic 3D virtual worlds. He is also developing a framework of makerspace learning environment (MLE) as a pedagogical approach for STEM integrated learning. The MLE utilises affordable technologies such as 3D printing and modelling, coding and micro-controllers, and recyclable materials to empower learners to create personally meaningful artefacts, and at the same time, develop deeper learning in STEM and 21st century skills.  His epistemology position is based on semiotics, which sees learning as meaning-making within rich semiotic resources (i.e., sign systems). He is currently publishing on the topic of programming, mathematics, and STEM education, and is promoting the teaching and learning of coding (programming) in schools, computational thinking and making, and maker culture as the integrated approaches for STEM education.

This information has been contributed by Dr Andy Yeh.

Teaching

Coordinating and Teaching:

  • EUB307: Primary Mathematics Curriculum Studies 3
  • EUB101/EUN101: Supporting Innovative Pedagogy with Digital Technologies
  • EUN633: Think in STEM
  • EUN637: STEM Inquiry Experience
This information has been contributed by Dr Andy Yeh.

Experience

  • Conducted Aspire Science VRMath2 Workshop for Year 9 students for Brisbane State High School.
  • Conducted mathematics and robotic workshops for Gifted and Talented Children for Queensland Association for Gifted and Talented Children (QAGTC).
  • Trained over 400 school teachers in China on using LEGO NXT Robotics and programming for their teaching in subjects of Science and General Technology.
  • First LEGO League (FLL) Head Judge for Robotic Design.
This information has been contributed by Dr Andy Yeh.

Publications


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

Supervision

  • Current supervision:

    • 2 PhD supervision as Associate supervisor
    • 3 EdD supervision as Associate supervisor
    • 1 EdD supervision as Principal supervisor
  • Completed HDR supervision:

    • 2020, MPhil, High School Students’ Perceptions about the Helpfulness of PhET Simulations for Learning Physics. (Associate supervisor)
    • 2018, PhD, Teaching Area Measurement and Subgoals through Problem Solving, https://eprints.qut.edu.au/117668/ (Associate supervisor)
    • 2016, MEd, Exploring Fraction Knowledge with Telling Time: A Case Study of Students Who Have Learning Difficulties, https://eprints.qut.edu.au/102439/ (Associate supervisor)
    • 2015, PhD, Bhutanese Eighth Grade Students’ and Teachers’ Perceptions of Their Classroom Learning Environment in Relation to the New Mathematics Curriculumhttps://eprints.qut.edu.au/86667/ (Associate supervisor)
    • 2013, MEd, Discovering how scientific literacy has been positioned in the new Australian Curriculum: Sciencehttp://eprints.qut.edu.au/61957/ (Associate supervisor)

Current supervisions

  • Cross-Cultural Interface Design and its Pedagogical Implications for Design Education in an Islamic Higher Education Context
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Adjunct Associate Professor Neal Dreamson
  • Convergence Between Andragogy and E-learning to Facilitate Learning in the Workplace
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Hitendra Pillay
  • Using Robots to promote girls to learn computer programming. Can computer programming skills and Algorithmic thinking improve outcomes in Mathematics.
    Professional Doctorate, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Vinesh Chandra
  • Developing Vocal Competence for Teaching Music in the Primary School
    Professional Doctorate, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Adjunct Associate Professor Neal Dreamson, Professor Michael Dezuanni
  • Applications of ICTs in Higher Education Teaching and Learning
    Professional Doctorate, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Hitendra Pillay

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)