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Prof. Merrilyn Goos

PhD

Biography

Merrilyn Goos is Professor of STEM Education and Director of EPI*STEM, the National Centre for STEM Education, at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Before taking up this position she worked for 25 years at The University of Queensland, Australia, in a range of academic roles including Head of the School of Education and Director of the University’s Teaching and Educational Development Institute, working with all Faculties and disciplines to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the University. Previously she taught mathematics, chemistry, and food science in secondary schools and technical colleges in Australia, following her first career as a food technologist working in research and development for a large dairy foods company.
She is an internationally recognized mathematics educator whose research is known for its theoretical innovation and strong focus on classroom practice. Her research interests have included students’ mathematical thinking, the impact of digital technologies on mathematics learning and teaching, the professional preparation and development of mathematics teachers, numeracy across the curriculum, curriculum and assessment reform, and teaching and learning in higher education. She is currently Vice-President of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction and is a former Editor-in-Chief of Educational Studies in Mathematics, one of the leading research journals in mathematics education. From 2010-2014 she served as President of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.
In 2004 she won a national award for excellence in university teaching for her work as a mathematics teacher educator, and in 2006 was awarded a national teaching fellowship to investigate assessment leadership in higher education institutions. She is the lead author of Teaching Secondary School Mathematics, an award winning text used in teacher education programs across Australia, and the lead author of Numeracy Across the Curriculum, a teacher education text published in 2019.

Research Interests

  • students’ mathematical thinking and classroom interactions;
  • mathematics teacher education and development;
  • numeracy across the school curriculum;
  • interdisciplinary boundaries between communities of practice.


Teaching Interests

From 1992-2007 I was responsible for the design, coordination and teaching of mathematics education courses in secondary pre-service teacher education programs (Diploma in Education, Bachelor of Education) and postgraduate programs (Master of Educational Studies, Graduate Certificate in Education). I also gained experience in teaching of courses in educational psychology and sociology, assessment, curriculum design, and pedagogy.

Publications

Book

2016

Teaching secondary school mathematics: Research and practice for the 21st century
Goos, Merrilyn and Vale, Colleen and Stillman, Gloria

Book Chapter

2018

The mathematics learning area: Conforming, reforming, or transforming?
Goos, M.
The Australian curriculum: Promises, problems, and possibilities

2017

Mathematics teachers working and learning through collaboration
Jaworski, B., Chapman, O., Clark-Wilson, A., Cusi, A., Esteley, C., Goos, M., Isoda, M., Joubert, M., & Robutti, O.
Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education, ICME-13 Monographs

2016

Introduction
Makar, K., Dole, S., Visnovska, J., Goos, M., Bennison, A., & Fry, K.
Research in mathematics education in Australasia 2012-2014

2015

Learning mathematics in a classroom community of inquiry: Examples from a secondary mathematics classroom
Goos, M.
More lessons learned from research: Useful and usable research related to core mathematical practices

2015

A study on students’ attitudes towards teacher’s intervention in statistical computing laboratory
Li, K., & Goos, M.
Transforming educational practices with technology

2014

Curriculum intent, teacher professional development and student learning in numeracy
Geiger, V., Goos, M., & Dole, S.
Mathematics curriculum in school education

2014

Technology integration in secondary school mathematics: The development of teacher professional identities
Goos, M.
The mathematics teacher in the digital era: An international perspective on technology focused professional development

2014

Transforming professional practice in numeracy teaching
Goos, M., Geiger, V. & Dole, S.
Transforming mathematics instruction: Multiple approaches and practices

2013

Modelling with mathematics and technologies
Williams, J., & Goos, M.
Third international handbook of mathematics education

2013

Taking advantage of incidental school events to engage with the applications of mathematics: The case of surviving the reconstruction
Geiger, V., Goos, M., & Dole, S.
Teaching mathematical modelling: Connecting to research and practice

2012

Digital technologies in the Australian Curriculum – Mathematics: A lost opportunity?
Goos, M.
Engaging the Australian Curriculum - Mathematics: Perspectives from the field

2012

Growth and new directions? Research in tertiary mathematical science education
Barton, B., Goos, M., Wood, L., & Miskovic, A.
Research in mathematics education in Australasia 2008-2011

2011

Productive pedagogies in the mathematics classroom: Case studies of quality and equity
Mills, M. & Goos, M.
Mapping equity and quality in mathematics education

2011

Technology integration in secondary mathematics: Enhancing the professionalisation of prospective teachers
Goos, M.
Constructing knowledge for teaching secondary mathematics: Tasks to enhance prospective and practicing teacher learning

2009

Reforming mathematics teacher education: Theorising teachers’ and students’ use of technology
Goos, M.
Reforming learning: Concepts, issues and practice in the Asia-Pacific region

2009

School experience during pre-service teacher education from the student’s perspective
Goos, M., with Arvold, B., Bednarz, N., DeBlois, L., Maheux, J., Morselli, F, & Proulx, J.
The professional education and development of teachers of mathematics: The 15th ICMI Study

2009

Teachers and teaching: Theoretical perspectives
Goos, M. & Soury-Lavergne, S.
Digital technologies and mathematics teaching and learning: Rethinking the terrain: The 17th ICMI Study

2008

Sociocultural perspectives on learning to teach mathematics
Goos, M.
International handbook of mathematics teacher education

2008

Research on the pre-service education of teachers of mathematics
Goos, M., Smith, T., & Thornton, S.
Research in mathematics education in Australasia 2004-2007

2005

Using productive assessment to drive reforms in numeracy education in the middle years
Goos, M. & Livingstone, J.
Innovations in numeracy teaching in the middle years

2005

Towards numeracy across the curriculum: Integrating mathematics and science in the middle years
Goos, M. & Askin, C.
Innovations in numeracy teaching in the middle years

2004

Teaching and learning mathematics with computers, the internet, and multimedia
Goos, M. & Cretchley, P.
Research in mathematics education in Australasia 2000-2003

2004

Interpreting commonalities and differences in technology aided learning: A contribution from zone theory
Galbraith, P. & Goos, M.
A challenge for mathematics education: To reconcile commonalities and differences

2004

Learning to teach mathematics with technology: A sociocultural analysis
Goos, M. & Galbraith, P.
A challenge for mathematics education: To reconcile commonalities and differences

2003

Technology enriched classrooms: Some implications for teaching applications and modelling
Galbraith, P., Renshaw, P., Goos, M. & Geiger, V.
Mathematical modelling in education and culture

2003

Metacognition
van Kraayenoord, C. & Goos, M.
International handbook of educational research in the Asia-Pacific region

1999

Establishing a community of practice in a secondary mathematics classroom
Goos, M., Galbraith, P. & Renshaw, P.
Learning mathematics: From hierarchies to networks

1999

Metacognitive Self-Knowledge (MSK) Questionnaire and Interview
Goos, M.
Psychology in Education Portfolio: Learning Style and Metacognition

1998

Technology as a tool for transforming mathematical tasks
Goos, M.
Mathematical modelling: Teaching and assessing in a technology rich world

Conference Contribution

2016

The 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-13)
B. Jaworski, O. Robutti, A. Cusi, A. Clark-Wilson, O. Chapman, C. Esteley, M. Goos, M. Isoda, M. Joubert

Edited Book

Other Publication

2017

Inspiring mathematics and science in teacher education
Goos, M., Grotowski, J., & Bennison, A.

2013

Teachers using classroom data well: Identifying key features of effective practices. Final report
Renshaw, P., Baroutsis, A., van Kraayenoord, C., Goos, M., & Dole, S.

2012

A curriculum in transition: Final report for the Queensland Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Framework (QCAR): Evaluation
Mills, M., Goos, M., Monk, S., Muspratt, S., Renshaw, P., Gilbert, R., Dole, S., Honan, E., Nichols, K., Wright, T., Gannaway, D., & Shepperd, K.

2008

Queensland Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting (QCAR) Framework Evaluation Project (Phase 1)
Goos, M., Mills, M., Gilbert, R., Gowlett, C., Wright, T., Renshaw, P., Pendergast, D., Nichols, K., McGregor, G., Khan, A., Keddie, A., & Honan, E.

2008

Longitudinal Study of Teaching and Learning in Queensland State Schools (Stage 1)
Mills, M., Goos, M., Keddie, A., Gilbert, R., Honan, E., Khan, A., Nichols, K., Pendergast, D., Renshaw, P. & Wright, T.

2004

Home, school and community partnerships to support children’s numeracy
Goos, M., Lincoln, D., Coco, A., Frid, S., Galbraith, P., Horne, M., Jolly, L., Kostogriz, A., Lowrie, T., Short, T. & Gholam, M.

Peer Reviewed Journal

2018

Sustaining and scaling up research-informed professional development for mathematics teachers
Goos, Merrilyn and Bennison, Anne and Proffitt-White, Robin
Mathematics Teacher Education & Development

2018

Boundary crossing and brokering between disciplines in pre-service mathematics teacher education
Goos, Merrilyn and Bennison, Anne
Mathematics Education Research Journal

2018

A zone theory approach to analyzing identity formation in mathematics education
Goos, M., & Bennison, A.
Zdm-The International Journal On Mathematics Education DOI: 10.1007/s11858-018-1011-8

2018

Mathematics teacher educator knowledge: What do we know and where to from here?
Beswick, Kim and Goos, Merrilyn
Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education

2018

Cost, price and profit: what influences students' decisions about fundraising?
Sawatzki, Carly and Goos, Merrilyn
Mathematics Education Research Journal

2017

Factors influencing social processes of statistics learning within an IT environment
Li, Ken W and Goos, Merrilyn
International Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Learning

2017

Theoretical foundations of engagement in mathematics
Watt, Helen MG and Goos, Merrilyn
Mathematics Education Research Journal

2016

Understanding and addressing mathematics anxiety using perspectives from education, psychology and neuroscience
Buckley, Sarah and Reid, Kate and Goos, Merrilyn and Lipp, Ottmar V and Thomson, Sue
Australian Journal of Education

2016

Promoting middle school students' proportional reasoning skills through an ongoing professional development programme for teachers
Hilton, Annette and Hilton, Geoff and Dole, Shelley and Goos, Merrilyn
Educational Studies In Mathematics

2016

Quantitative skills as a graduate learning outcome: exploring students' evaluative expertise
Matthews, Kelly E and Adams, Peter and Goos, Merrilyn
Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education

2016

ICME international survey on teachers working and learning through collaboration: June 2016
Robutti, Ornella and Cusi, Annalisa and Clark-Wilson, Alison and Jaworski, Barbara and Chapman, Olive and Esteley, Cristina and Goos, Merrilyn and Isoda, Masami and Joubert, Marie
Zdm-The International Journal On Mathematics Education

2015
2015

The influence of undergraduate science curriculum reform on students' perceptions of their quantitative skills
Matthews, Kelly E and Adams, Peter and Goos, Merrilyn
International Journal Of Science Education

2015

School leaders as participants in teachers' professional development: The impact on teachers' and school leaders' professional growth
Hilton, Annette and Hilton, Geoff and Dole, Shelley and Goos, Merrilyn
Australian Journal Of Teacher Education

2015

Using Photographic Images to Enhance Conceptual Development in Situations of Proportion
Hilton, Annette and Hilton, Geoff and Dole, Shelley and Goos, Merrilyn
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom

2014

The role of digital technologies in numeracy teaching and learning
Geiger, Vince and Goos, Merrilyn and Dole, Shelley
International Journal Of Science And Mathematics Education

2014

Navigating the career transition from industry to academia
Wilson, Michael John and Wood, Leigh and Solomonides, Ian and Dixon, Peter and Goos, Merrilyn
Industry and Higher Education

2014

A critical orientation to numeracy across the curriculum
Geiger, Vince and Forgasz, Helen and Goos, Merrilyn
Zdm-The International Journal On Mathematics Education

2014
2013

Researcher-teacher relationships and models for teaching development in mathematics education
Goos, Merrilyn
Zdm-The International Journal On Mathematics Education

2013

Development and application of a two-tier diagnostic instrument to assess middle-years students’ proportional reasoning
Hilton, Annette and Hilton, Geoff and Dole, Shelley and Goos, Merrilyn
Mathematics Education Research Journal

2013

Kitchen gardens: Contexts for developing proportional reasoning
Hilton, Annette and Hilton, Geoff and Dole, Shelley and Goos, Merrilyn and O'Brien, Mia
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom

2012

Sociocultural perspectives in research on and with mathematics teachers: a zone theory approach
Goos, Merrilyn
Zdm-The International Journal On Mathematics Education

2012

Measuring Pre-Service Primary Teachers' Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics
Beswick, Kim and Goos, Merrilyn
Mathematics Teacher Education and Development

2012

Numeracy across the Curriculum
Goos, Merrilyn and Dole, Shelley and Geiger, Vince
Australian Mathematics Teacher

2012

Proportional reasoning with visually impaired students
Hilton, G., Hilton, A., Dole, S., Goos, M., & O’Brien, M.

2011

The Australian mathematics curriculum: A move forward or back to the future?
Atweh, Bill and Goos, Merrilyn
Australian Journal of Education

2011
2011

Improving numeracy education in rural schools: A professional development approach
Goos, Merrilyn and Dole, Shelley and Geiger, Vince
Mathematics Education Research Journal

2010
2010

Theoretical perspectives on mathematics teacher change
Goos, Merrilyn and Geiger, Vince
Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education

2010

CAS-enabled technologies as 'agents provocateur' in teaching and learning mathematical modelling in secondary school classrooms
Geiger, Vince and Faragher, Rhonda and Goos, Merrilyn
Mathematics Education Research Journal

2009

Productive pedagogies: A redefined methodology for analysing quality teacher practice
Mills, Martin and Goos, Merrilyn and Keddie, Amanda and Honan, Eileen and Pendergast, Donna and Gilbert, Rob and Nichols, Kim and Renshaw, Peter and Wright, Tony
The Australian Educational Researcher

2009

Putting it into perspective: mathematics in the undergraduate science curriculum
Matthews, Kelly E and Adams, Peter and Goos, Merrilyn
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology

2008

Developing a communal identity as beginning teachers of mathematics: Emergence of an online community of practice
Goos, Merrilyn E and Bennison, Anne
Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education

2008

Surveying the technology landscape: Teachers' use of technology in secondary mathematics classrooms
Goos, Merrilyn and Bennison, Anne
Mathematics Education Research Journal

2007

Home, school and community partnerships in numeracy education: An Australian perspective
Goos, Merrilyn and Lowrie, Tom and Jolly, Lesley
The Montana Mathematics Enthusiast

2007

Tutor and teacher timescapes: Lessons from a home-school partnership
Coco, Angela and Goos, Merrilyn and Kostogriz, Alex
The Australian Educational Researcher

2007

Designing Professional Development to Support Teachers' Learning in Complex Environments
Goos, Merrilyn and Dole, Shelley and Makar, Katie
Mathematics Teacher Education and Development

2007

Problem solving and working mathematically: An Australian perspective
Clarke, David and Goos, Merrilyn and Morony, Will
ZDM

2006

In search of practical wisdom: A conversation between researcher and teacher
Goos, Merrilyn and Geiger, Vince
For the Learning of Mathematics

2006
2004

Learning mathematics in a classroom community of inquiry
Goos, Merrilyn
Journal for research in mathematics education

2004

Home, School and Community Partnerships to Support Children's Numeracy
Goos, Merrilyn
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom

2003

Perspectives on technology mediated learning in secondary school mathematics classrooms
Goos, Merrilyn and Galbraith, Peter and Renshaw, Peter and Geiger, Vince
The Journal of Mathematical Behavior

2002
2002

Understanding metacognitive failure
Goos, Merrilyn
The Journal of Mathematical Behavior

2000

A money problem: A source of insight into problem solving action
Goos, Merrilyn and Galbraith, Peter and Renshaw, Peter
International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning

2000

Howzat! Modelling a catch from Craig McDermott's slow ball
Goos, ME
Australian Senior Mathematics Journal

2000

Mathematics Meets Literature
Goos, Merrilyn
Australian Mathematics Teacher

2000

Reshaping teacher and student roles in technology-enriched classrooms
Goos, Merrilyn and Galbraith, Peter and Renshaw, Peter and Geiger, Vince
Mathematics Education Research Journal

1998

'We're supposed to be discussing stuff!': Processes of resistance and inclusion in secondary mathematics classrooms
Goos, Merrilyn and Renshaw, Peter and Galbraith, Peter
Australian Senior Mathematics Journal

1996

Do it this way! Metacognitive strategies in collaborative mathematical problem solving
Goos, Merrilyn and Galbraith, Peter
Educational studies in mathematics

1996

Students talk about talking about maths
Goos, M., Galbraith, P. & Renshaw, P.

1994

Metacognitive decision making and social interactions during paired problem solving
Goos, Merrilyn
Mathematics Education Research Journal