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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,  $89,153.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • 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.
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