Personal details

Name
Dr Chris Chalmers
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Education,
School of Teacher Education and Leadership
Discipline *
Education Systems, Specialist Studies in Education
Phone
+61 7 3138 3516
Fax
+61 7 3138 3985
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Ph.D in Education (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Queensland University of Technology)

Keywords

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

Biography

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. Chris has published in top international journals on the pre-service education of mathematics teachers, and on robotics-mediated learning of STEM “Big Ideas”. http://tedxqut.com/video/robots-need-go-school-christina-chalmers
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 Chris Chalmers.

Teaching

Teaching areas include:

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

Publications


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

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Advisor/Consultant for Community
Reference year
2018
Details
Vice Chair ICT Educators Committee, Australian Computer Society (ACS) Member Professional Advisory Board (ACS)
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2017
Details
Digital Disruptors Award (Humanoid Robot Project)
Type
Advisor/Consultant for Industry
Reference year
2017
Details
Curriculum Consultant for LEGO Education
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
Peter Doherty Award for Excellence in STEM Education (Robotics@QUT STEM Education Partnership Award)
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
QUT Vice Chancellor Award for Excellence ¿Innovative and Creative Practice, Partnerships and Engagement

Supervision

Current supervisions

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

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

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)