Dean's Award for Programs that Enhance Learning

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


    Focusing on building relationships with school communities to enhance teachers’ mathematical learning experiences, Dr Sharyn Livy and Dr Ann Downton outlined how they have contributed to the development of pre-service teachers by providing opportunities to extend their teacher identity and readiness for mathematics teaching. By partnering with pre-service teachers, co-teachers (primary mathematics school leaders) and their primary school students, Sharyn and Ann facilitated the creation of a safe space in which pre-service teachers were able to extend their knowledge for teaching primary mathematics. Throughout their application, Sharyn and Ann demonstrated a positive engagement with the profession and presented numeracy in context. Their work was acknowledged by an award panel member as a ‘wonderful way of preparing pre-service teachers’.
    Degree of recognitionLocal


    • co-teaching
    • pre-service teachers
    • lived space
    • mathematics
    • primary school