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Dr John West


Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6150, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML17.207
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  9370 6150  
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML17.207  


John is a Lecturer in Mathematics Education for the School of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts.

Current Teaching

  • MPE4105 - Primary Mathematics Education 1 (Grad Dip Primary)
  • MAE3260 - Teaching and Learning in Primary Mathematics (BEd Primary)
  • NSL1260 - Numeracy and Scientific Literacy for Primary School Teachers (BEd Primary)


John has taught mathematics at primary, secondary and tertiary levels and currently teaches in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary) programs.

Professional Associations

  • 2013 - Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)
  • 2004 - Mathematical Association of WA (MAWA)

Research Interests

  • Mathematics education
  • Educational psychology
  • Gifted and Talented education
  • Assessment evaluation

Staff Qualifications

  • PhD (Doctoral Degree), The University of Western Australia, 2002.
  • B (Bachelor Degree), The University of Western Australia, 1998.
  • GradDip (Graduate Diploma), The University of Western Australia, 1997.
  • BSc (Bachelor of Science), The University of Western Australia, 1996.


Recent Research Grants

  • Optimisation of STEM Education Support in Western Australian Schools,  Department of Commerce,  Department of Commerce - Tender,  2013 - 2014,  $89,153.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • West, J., Turner, W., (2015), Enhancing the assessment experience: improving student perceptions, engagement and understanding using online video feedback. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, Online(Online), 1-11, Oxon, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1080/14703297.2014.
  • West, J., (2014), Divide and conquer: A hands-on exploration of divisibility. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 19(4), 15-19.
  • Turner, W., West, J., (2013), Assessment for digital first language speakers: Online video assessment and feedback in higher education. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 25(3), 288-296, United States.
  • Turner, W., West, J., (2013), Assessment for `digital first language? speakers: online video assessment and feedback in higher education. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 25(3), 288-296.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master Of Education, Assessing The Information Technology Skills And Usage Of Information And Communication Technology By Educators In Western Australia Secondary Schools.
  • Master Of Education, Voices From The Dark: Perspectives Of Adolescents With Visual Impairments In Mainstream Secondary Schools In Singapore.
  • Master Of Special Education, Perth Secondary School Personnel's Knowledge Of And Ability To Identify Mental Health Disorders In Childhood And Adolescence.
  • Master Of Educational Studies, The Spelling Process And The Role Of Individual Profiles : Translating Research To Practice.
  • Doctor Of Education, The Private Earnings Return Rate To Education And Training From The Labour Market In Hong Kong (1981-2001).
  • Master Of Special Education, Prevalence Of Antisocial Behaviour And Its Relationship To Attention Deficit Disorder In Children In Western Australian Special Education Settings.
  • Master Of Special Education, Severe Antisocial Tendencies In Intellectually Disabled Students In Western Australian Schools.
  • Master Of Education, Motivation, Behaviour And Emotion Constructs Among Junior Primary And Middle Schools Students At A Western Australia District High School.
  • Master Of Educational Studies, Teachers' Knowledge Of Attention Deficity Hyperactivity Disorder (adhd) And How Students With Adhd Are Supported In Western Australian Schools.
  • Master Of Special Education, Undiagnosed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (adhd) Among Juvenile Heroin Abusers.
  • Doctor Of Education, A Rasch Measurement Analysis Of Career Maturity For Secondary School Students In Hong Kong.
  • Doctor Of Education, Singapore Secondary School Students' Conceptions And Misconceptions Of Algebraic Equation Solving.
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