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Dr Christine Ormond

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5712, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO8.413
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5712
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO8.413  


Christine is a Senior Lecturer for the School of Education.

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.
  • Graduate Certificate of Education, James Cook University, 2000.
  • Bachelor of Arts (Degree with 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., (2016), Scaffolding the mathematical “connections”: A new approach to preparing teachers for the teaching of lower secondary algebra. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 41(6), 122-164, Australia, Social Science Press, DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2016v41n6.8.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • 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
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The teaching and learning of word problems in beginning algebra: A nigerian (Lagos state) study
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