Barbara Clarke

Assoc Professor

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Dr Clarke is an associate professor in Mathematics Education. The major focus of her writing and research has been concerned with mathematics teachers, their practice and their professional development. Her PhD research related to the challenges for teachers as they implemented an innovative mathematics curriculum and the impact on their practice.$Dr Clarke has a research interest in teachers and professional development, and makes regular presentations at professional conferences and teacher professional development sessions. She has also been involved in a number of consultancies and projects working directly with teachers.

Research interests

Mathematics Education particularly focusing on classroom teaching, assessment and the professional development of mathematics teachers.

Monash teaching commitment

  • EDF1204
  • EDF5116
  • EDF5115
  • EDF6401

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Projects 2002 2011

Research Output 1997 2016

Inclusive Practices in Mathematics Education

Faragher, R., Hill, J. C. & Clarke, B. A., 2016, Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2012–2015. Makar, K., Dole, S., Visnovska, J., Goos, M., Bennison, A. & Fry, K. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 119-141 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Teacher identified professional learning needs to effectively include a child with down syndrome in primary mathematics

Faragher, R. & Clarke, B., 1 Jun 2016, In : Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. 13, 2, p. 132-141 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Assessing young children's mathematical understanding: Opportunities and expectations at the transition to school

Clarke, B. A., 2015, Mathematics and Transition to School: International Perspectives. Perry, B., MacDonald, A. & Gervasoni, A. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 31 - 45 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Inclusive Practices in the Teaching of Mathematics: Supporting the Work of effective primary teachers

Clarke, B. A. & Faragher, R., 2015, Mathematics education in the margins: Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA38). Marshman, M., Geiger, V. & Bennison, A. (eds.). Adelaide SA Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, p. 173 - 180 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Developing early number concepts for children with Down syndrome

Clarke, B. A. & Faragher, R., 2014, Educating Learners with Down Syndrome: Research, Theory, and Practice with Children and Adolescents. Faragher, R. & Clarke, B. (eds.). UK: Routledge, p. 146 - 162 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review


MERGA Research Award

Ann Gervasoni (Recipient), Douglas McLean Clarke (Recipient), Barbara Clarke (Recipient), Jill Cheeseman (Recipient), Ann Downton (Recipient), Peter Sullivan (Recipient), Anne Roche (Recipient), Linda Parish (Recipient), Glenn Rowley (Recipient) & Anne Mitchell (Recipient), 2 Jul 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)