Position

Teaching Program Director and Head (Initial Teacher Education)
Education

Biography

Julie Clark has been in mathematics education for 30 years. Her career has spanned across primary, secondary and tertiary levels. She is passionate about mathematics and teaching and is currently the Associate Dean in Learning and Teaching in the School of Education at Flinders University, South Australia. Julie has worked and studied in both Australia and the USA.  Her research interests centre on the effective teaching and learning of mathematics and have recently focussed on rural schools and technology. Julie has received a University Teaching and Innovation grant and was a part of an ALTC(OLT) project. She has worked for a number of mathematics professional organisations and was the Vice President (Communications) for the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA).

Qualifications

PhD University of Colorado, 2004
Master of Arts in Education (Curriculum and Instruction), Boise State University, 1991
Bachelor of Education, Flinders University (Sturt CAE), 1982
Diploma of Teaching, Flinders University (Sturt CAE), 1981

Key responsibilities

Associate Dean Teaching & Learning in the School of Education.
Teach mathematics curriculum studies
Supervise PhD students

Topic Coordinator:

  • EDUC9221  Mathematics Curriuclum Studies in Context
  • EDUC9404  Numeracy and ICT Across the Curriuclum

Research expertise

  • Curriculum and pedagogy
  • Evaluating quality in teachers' and learners' knowledge
  • Mathematics education
  • Other education

Research interests

  • Mathematics Education
  • Effective pedagogy (PCK) (MCK)
  • Beliefs and Attitudes
  • Preservice teacher Education
  • Reform
  • PLG
  • Rural
  • Equity and diversity

Supervisory interests

  • Assessment in mathematics learning
  • Mathematics education
  • Mathematics education in primary schools
  • Mathematics teacher education
  • Mathematics teaching and learning
  • Secondary schools mathematics, complex social system

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Disability, employment (1) ;

Associate supervisor : Gifted Education (1) ; Mathematics Teacher Education (1) ; Special education (1) ;

Completion

Principal supervisor : Mathematics Teaching & Learning (1) ;

Publications

  • Page, S. and Clark, J.A. (2015). Modelling Teachers' Promotion of Powerful Positive Affect in the Primary Mathematics Classroom. In Helen Askell-Williams, ed. Transforming the Future of Learning with Educational Research. Hershey PA: IGI Global, pp. 51-78.
  • Clark, J.A. (2011). Statistics and probability. In Dianne Siemon, Kim Beswick, Kathy Brady, Julie Clark, Rhonda Farragher and Elizabeth Warren, ed. Teaching mathematics: Foundations to middle years. South Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press, pp. 231-247.
  • Clark, J.A. (2011). Statistics and Probability in The Middle Years. In Dianne Siemon, Kim Beswick, Kathy Brady, Julie Clark, Rhonda Farragher and Elizabeth Warren, ed. Teaching mathematics: Foundations to middle years. South Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press, pp. 646-663.
  • Clark, J.A. (2011). Communication: Making Connections in Mathematics. In Dianne Siemon, Kim Beswick, Kathy Brady, Julie Clark, Rhonda Farragher and Elizabeth Warren, ed. Teaching mathematics: Foundations to middle years. South Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press, pp. 83-97.
  • Aldous, C.R., Barnes, A., Clark, J.A., White, B.I. and Morony, W. (2006). 'There's not enough offered to country areas and ... so much emphasis on going to Adelaide for PD' - Report from SiMERR South Australia. In Terry Lyons, ed. Science, ICT and Mathematics Education in Rural and Regional Australia. Armidale, NSW: University of New England, pp. 30-43.
  • Clark, J.A. (2017). Engaging with Mathematics through Pictuer Books. Albert Park, Australia: Teaching Solutions.
  • Clark, J.A. and Bartholomaeus, P.A. (2009). Rural Schools and Sustainability. In Australian Association for Research in Education International Education Research Conference. Melbourne, Vic.: Australian Association for Research in Education. Inspiring Innovative Research in Education. Canberra. Nov 2009.
  • Clark, J.A. (2006). I think I can, I know I can: Preservice primary teachers learning how to teach mathematics. In Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference 2006. Australian Association for Research in Education Conference 2006. Adelaide, SA. Nov 2006.
  • Kinnear, V.A., Clark, J.A. and Page, S. (2015). Engaging statistics: Why the difference between statistics and mathematics matters in teaching and learning statistics. In Beswick, K., Muir, T., & Wells, J., ed. Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Tasmania: University of Tasmania. Mathematics Education: Climbing Mountains, Building Bridges. Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Jul 2015, pp. 161-168.
  • Kinnear, V.A. and Clark, J.A. (2014). Probabilistic Reasoning and Prediction with Young Children. In J. Anderson, M. Cavanagh, M. Coupland, A. Prescott & P. White, ed. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Sydney, Australia: Mathematics Education Research Groupo of Australasia. Curriculum in focus: Research guided practice. University of Technology, Sydney, NSW. Jun 2014, pp. 335-342.
  • Clark, J.A., Page, S. and Thornton, S. (2013). Designing Tasks to Promote and Assess Mathematical Transfer in Primary School Children. In V Steinle, L Ball & C Bardini, ed. Mathematics Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Adelaide, SA: Mathematics Education Group of Australasia. 36th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Melbourne, VIC. Jul 2013, pp. 194-201.
    [Web Link]
  • Clark, J.A., Page, S. and Thornton, S. (2012). Linking the mathematics pedagogical content knowledge of preservice primary teachers with teacher education courses. In ICME-12 Pre-proceedings. Seoul, Korea: International Comission on Mathematical Instruction. 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education. Seoul, Korea. Jul 2012, pp. 5620-5628.
    [Web Link]
  • Page, S. and Clark, J.A. (2010). Experiences of learning and teaching mathematics: Using activity theory to understand tensions in practice. In Len Sparrow, Barry Kissane & Chris Hurst, ed. Shaping the Future of Mathematics Education. Fremantle Australia: MERGA Inc. 33rd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia) Fremantle Australia. Jul 2010, pp. 462-468.
  • Page, S. and Clark, J.A. (2010). How do teachers' experiences shape pedagogical decisions in the primary mathematics classroom? In Y. Shimizu, Y. Sekiguchi & K. Hino, ed. EARCOME 5: In Search of Excellence in Mathematics Education. Tokyo: Japan Society of Mathematical Educaiton. 5th East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics. Tokyo, Japan. Aug 2010, pp. 795-802.
  • Clark, J.A. and Merrotsy, P. (2008). Gifted Aboriginal Students: Making the Pathway Accessible. In Lorrainne Graham, ed. Narrowing the Gap: Addressing Educational Disadvantage. Armidale NSW: SiMERR: University of New England. Narrowing the Gap: Addressing Educational Disadvantage. University of New England, Armidale, NSW. Apr 2007, pp. 84-98.
  • Brady, K.M. and Clark, J.A. (2008). Reality Check: The impact of the initial teaching practice experience. In Tania Apsland, ed. Teacher Educators at Work: What works and where is the evidence? Sippy Downs, Qld: Australian Teacher Educator Association. Teacher Educators at Work: What works and where is the evidence? University of Sunshine Coast, Qld. Jul 2008.
  • Clark, J.A. (2008). Year five students solving mental and written problems: what are they thinking? In Merrilyn Goos, Ray Brown & Katie Makar, ed. Navigating currents and charting directions: Proceedings of the MERGA 31 Conference. Brisbane, QLD: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA). Navigating currents and charting directions MERGA 31. Brisbane, QLD. Jun 2008, pp. 131-146.
  • Clark, J.A., Aldous, C.R., Barnes, A., White, B.I. and Davies, J.R. (2006). Science, technology and mathematics teaching and learning in rural South Australia: Problems and prospects. In Ruth Jeffery, Elizabeth Wright, Rebecca Feldman and Amanda Davies, ed. Proceedings of the AARE 2006 International Education Research Conference. Coldstream, Vic: AARE. Engaging Pedagogies: AARE 2006 International Education Research Conference. Adelaide, SA. Nov 2006.
  • Clark, J.A. (2005). Preservice Primary Teachers Experiencing Effective Mathematics Communities. In Dr Maxine Cooper, ed. ATEA Conference Proceedings. Griffith University, Queensland: Centre for Professional Development, Griffith University. Teacher Education: Local and Global Australian Teacher Education Association. Gold Coast, Queensland. Jul 2005.
  • Clark, J.A. (2004). The Impact of Preservice Teachers on the Mathematics Achievement and Attitudes of Elementary Students at a Colorado School. In Peter L. Jeffery, ed. AARE CONFERENCE PAPERS, ABSTRACTS AND SYMPOSIA. Melbourne: Australian Association for Research in Education. Doing the Public Good: Positioning Educational Research. Melbourne, Victoria.
  • Clark, J.A. (2004). The impact of a field experience program on preservice teachers in elementary mathematics. In Sharynne McLeod and Tony Loughland, ed. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2004 AUSTRALIAN TEACHER EDUCATION NATIONAL CONFERENCE. Bathurst, Vic: Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA). Making Spaces: Regenerating the Profession. Bathurst, Vic.
  • Alexander, J.E., Ford, J., Raghavendra, P. and Clark, J.A. (2017). Nature and extent of on-the-job training for employees with an intellectual disabilty: a pilot study. Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,
    [10.1080/23297018.2017.1359661 10.1080/23297018.2017.1359661 10.1080/23297018.2017.1359661 10.1080/23297018.2017.1359661 10.1080/23297018.2017.1359661 10.1080/23297018.2017.1359661 10.1080/23297018.2017.1359661]
  • Page, S. and Clark, J.A. (2014). Feeling Your Way To Success Through Journaling. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 19(1) pp. 3-8.
  • Winn, T.R. and Clark, J.A. (2011). Tertiary students learning mathematics online: Guidelines for selecting effective software. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 8(Nov 2011) pp. 45-58.
    [Web Link]
  • Aldous, C.R., Barnes, A. and Clark, J.A. (2008). Engaging excellent Aboriginal students in science: an innovation in culturally inclusive schooling. Teaching Science, 54(4) pp. 35-39.
  • Clark, J.A. (2007). Mathematics Saves the Day: Julie Clark discusses how using stories can engage students in thinking about mathematical ideas. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 12(2) pp. 21-24.
  • Clark, J.A. (2005). Achieving teacher education standards through a mathematics performance-based assessment: A case study of five Colorado preservice-teachers on field experience. International Education Journal, 5(5) pp. 57-70.
    [Scopus]
  • Kinnear, V.A., Clark, J.A. and Page, S. (2015). Engaging statistics: Why the difference between statistics and mathematics matters in teaching and learning statistics. In Beswick, K., Muir, T., & Wells, J., ed. Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Tasmania: University of Tasmania. Mathematics Education: Climbing Mountains, Building Bridges. Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Jul 2015, pp. 161-168.
  • Kinnear, V.A. and Clark, J.A. (2014). Probabilistic Reasoning and Prediction with Young Children. In J. Anderson, M. Cavanagh, M. Coupland, A. Prescott & P. White, ed. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Sydney, Australia: Mathematics Education Research Groupo of Australasia. Curriculum in focus: Research guided practice. University of Technology, Sydney, NSW. Jun 2014, pp. 335-342.
  • Clark, J.A., Page, S. and Thornton, S. (2013). Designing Tasks to Promote and Assess Mathematical Transfer in Primary School Children. In V Steinle, L Ball & C Bardini, ed. Mathematics Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Adelaide, SA: Mathematics Education Group of Australasia. 36th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Melbourne, VIC. Jul 2013, pp. 194-201.
    [Web Link]
  • Alexander, J.E., Ford, J., Raghavendra, P. and Clark, J.A. (2017). Nature and extent of on-the-job training for employees with an intellectual disabilty: a pilot study. Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,
    [10.1080/23297018.2017.1359661 10.1080/23297018.2017.1359661 10.1080/23297018.2017.1359661 10.1080/23297018.2017.1359661 10.1080/23297018.2017.1359661 10.1080/23297018.2017.1359661 10.1080/23297018.2017.1359661]
  • Page, S. and Clark, J.A. (2014). Feeling Your Way To Success Through Journaling. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 19(1) pp. 3-8.
  • Winn, T.R. and Clark, J.A. (2011). Tertiary students learning mathematics online: Guidelines for selecting effective software. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 8(Nov 2011) pp. 45-58.
    [Web Link]
  • Aldous, C.R., Barnes, A. and Clark, J.A. (2008). Engaging excellent Aboriginal students in science: an innovation in culturally inclusive schooling. Teaching Science, 54(4) pp. 35-39.
  • Clark, J.A. (2007). Mathematics Saves the Day: Julie Clark discusses how using stories can engage students in thinking about mathematical ideas. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 12(2) pp. 21-24.
  • Clark, J.A. (2005). Achieving teacher education standards through a mathematics performance-based assessment: A case study of five Colorado preservice-teachers on field experience. International Education Journal, 5(5) pp. 57-70.
    [Scopus]
  • Page, S. and Clark, J.A. (2015). Modelling Teachers' Promotion of Powerful Positive Affect in the Primary Mathematics Classroom. In Helen Askell-Williams, ed. Transforming the Future of Learning with Educational Research. Hershey PA: IGI Global, pp. 51-78.

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