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Penelope Kalogeropoulos


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Penelope is a staff member within the Faculty of Education, Monash University. Her research concerns students' and teachers' values associated with (dis)engagement in mathematics education. She has worked as a school teacher in Melbourne for nine years. Her objective is to research and implement innovative and creative mathematics teaching and learning strategies. Her passion is developing mathematics learning that ignites excitement in children. 

Penelope's PhD "The role of value alignment in engagement and (dis)engagement in mathematics learning" examined the students' values that support and inhibit their engagement in primary mathematics lessons and how the interaction between teachers' values expressed in classroom practice and students' values impact on (dis)engagement in primary mathematics learning.  The evidence from this study suggests that disengagement in mathematics learning is not a permanent state and teachers can adopt value alignment strategies to help their students re-engage with their mathematics learning.

Monash teaching commitment

EDF5905, EDF2021, EDF5017, EDF2034


  • mathematics
  • values
  • engagement
  • disengagement

Projects 2017 2018

Research Output 2006 2017

  • 2 Chapter (Book)
  • 1 Conference Paper
  • 1 Other

What is the role of value alignment in engaging mathematics learners?

Kalogeropoulos, P. & Bishop, A. J., 2017, 9th International confrence of Mathematics Education and Society: Papers. 9 ed. Volos, Greece: University of Thessaly, 8 p.

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

(Dis)engagement and exclusion in mathematics classrooms - values, labelling and stereotyping

Bishop, A. J. & Kalogeropoulos, P., 2015, Diversity in Mathematics Education. Towards Inclusive Practices. Bishop, A., Tan, H. & Barkatsas, T. N. (eds.). The Netherlands: Springer, p. 193 - 217 25 p.

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

Promoting and tracking understandings in Mathematics: A school's experience

Vincent, J. (ed.), Kalogeropoulos, P., Dowsey, J. (ed.), Seah, W. T. & Pierce, R. (ed.), 2007, p. 166 - 174. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOtherOther

Teachers of effective mathematics lessons: what gets valued in their practice?

Seah, W. T. & Kalogeropoulos, P., 2006, Mathematics - The Way Forward. Ocean, J., Walta, C., Breed, M., Virgona, J. & Horwood, J. (eds.). 1 ed. Brunswick Vic Australia: The Mathematical Association of Victoria, p. 279 - 287 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Other


Margaret Clark Award

Penelope Kalogeropoulos (Recipient), 2004

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)