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Dr Christine Ormond

Senior Lecturer

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.

Research Outputs

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.

Journal Articles

  • 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.
  • 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.

Journal Articles

Research Projects

  • 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.

Research Student Supervision

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Factors affecting the selection of novels for study in Western Australian secondary English classrooms: Understanding teacher choices
  • Master of Education, The effects of numeracy high-stakes testing on mathematics teachers' pedagogy: West Australian case study

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Early career teachers' experiences with assessment for learning in Western Australian secondary schools

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The teaching and learning of word problems in beginning algebra: A nigerian (Lagos state) study
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Teaching for students' confident transition from number to algebra
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Effectiveness of teacher professional learning: Enhancing the teaching of fractions in primary schools.
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