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Dr Christine Ormond

Dr Christine Ormond

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5712, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO8.415
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5712
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO8.415  


Christine is a Senior Lecturer for the School of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts.

Professional Associations

  • 2004 - Mathematics Association of Western Australia
  • 2004 - Association of Australian Mathematics Teachers
  • 1994 - Mathematics Education Research Group Australasia

Awards and Recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2012 - ECU Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Research Interests

  • Mathematics education (early algebra misconceptions)
  • Mathematics education (primary to secondary (transition) maths pedagogy)
  • Teacher education


  • Doctor of Philosophy, James Cook University, 2000.
  • Grad Certificate in Education, James Cook University, 2000.
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours (First Class Honours), The University of Melbourne, 1979.


Recent Research Grants

  • An Early Support Program for Mathematics and Science Teachers: Professional Mentoring for Re-training Teachers,  Department of Education and Training WA,  Scholarship,  2009 - 2011,  $57,420.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Ormond, C., (2012), Balancing detailed comprehensiveness with a big vision: A suggested conceptual framework for teacher education courses. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 37(5), 36-64, Katoomba, NSW .
  • Ormond, C., (2012), Developing ?algebraic thinking?: two key ways to establish some early algebraic ideas in primary classrooms. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 17(4), 13-19, Perth, WA.
  • Ormond, C., (2011), Tailoring mentoring for new mathematics and science teachers: An exploratory study. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 36(4), 52-72, Australia.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Teaching And Learning Of Word Problems In Beginning Algebra: A Nigerian (lagos State) Study
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Effectiveness Of Teacher Professional Learning: Enhancing The Teaching Of Fractions In Primary Schools.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Teaching For Students' Confident Transition From Number To Algebra
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