Cris Edmonds-Wathen

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20102022

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Research interests

My main research interest is how different languages express mathematical ideas. I am particularly interested in mathematical expression in non-Indo-European languages, including languages that have not formally been used in schooling, such as many Australian Indigenous languages. I am also interested in policies and practices associated with the use of different languages in mathematics education, with a focus on Indigenous education. I have researched in these areas in both Australia and Papua New Guinea. I did postdoctoral research at the University of Melbourne (2016-2018) and Umeå University, Sweden (2014-2016).

I lecture in mathematics education with expertise in the early acquisition of mathematics and cultural contexts of mathematics. I coordinate the Growing Our Own program, a partnership with Catholic Education NT that delivers community-based teacher training to Indigenous assistant teachers. I have also provided professional development to elementary school teachers in various provinces of Papua New Guinea. I am a qualified and registered primary school teacher and have taught in various schools in Darwin and the Top End.

I am active in both national and international research communities, an affiliate of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, the Research Unit for Indigenous Language at the University of Melbourne and the Umeå Mathematics Education Research Centre. I am a member of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, and I was Treasurer of the International Group for the Psychology of Education from 2016-2018.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Frame of reference in Iwaidja: Towards a culturally responsive early years mathematics program, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University

Award Date: 18 Dec 2013

Graduate Diploma of Primary Education

Award Date: 27 May 2005

Bachelor, Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours), Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours), University of Western Sydney

Award Date: 14 Apr 1998

Bachelor, Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics and Mathematics), University of Melbourne

Award Date: 14 Sept 1995

External positions

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

1 Nov 201631 Oct 2018

Postdoctoral Researcher, Umeå University

1 Nov 201431 Oct 2016

Research Active Lecturer, Lecturer in Education (Mathematics)

26 Nov 201215 Nov 2016

Teacher, NT Department of Education

1 Jan 200431 Dec 2008

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