Dr Christine Mae | Education Office for Mathematics in Sydney Catholic Schools, Sydney
Dip Teach (Catholic Teachers College), Grad Dip Ed (Macarthur Inst. HE), Med (Western Sydney), MA (Sydney), EdD (ACU)
Christine is the Education Officer for Mathematics in Sydney Catholic Schools. The focus of her research is on understanding relationships between different aspects of teacher knowledge in order to improve the quality of professional learning available for teachers. Her interests lie in increasing teachers’ subject matter knowledge, improving the quality and nature of mathematical tasks used for student learning, and developing pedagogies that increase teachers’ noticing of students’ communication, problem solving, reasoning and understanding. Christine currently leads a team of system, school and teacher leaders in a project that sets out to improve the quality of education for all by deepening teachers’ understandings of, and passion for, the subject matter. She was recently awarded the outstanding early career research paper award by the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.