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Biography

Tom was appointed as one of the University's Centenary Professors in 2014. His previous positions included working as a primary school classroom teacher, teaching mathematics education and research method courses to undergraduate and postgraduate students and working with classroom teachers on curriculum frameworks. Previous administrative positions include being a Head of School, Head of Campus and Research Director of a multidisciplinary research institute.

Tom has an established international research profile in the discipline area of mathematics education. His concentrated and sustained (over almost 20 years) body of work has focused on the extent to which primary-aged students use spatial reasoning and visual imagery to solve mathematics problems and the role and nature of graphics in mathematics assessment. More recently, his research has expanded to include students’ use of digital tools and dynamic imagery to solve problems.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Newcastle

Master, University of Wollongong

Bachelor, University of Wollongong

External positions

President, Mathematics Education Research Group of Australia (MERGA)

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Projects 2012 2020

Questacon Maths Circus

LEONARD, S., FITZGERALD, R. & LOWRIE, T.

1/12/1628/02/17

Project: Other

Samsung-SERC Spatial Reasoning Research Program

LOWRIE, T., FITZGERALD, R. & LOGAN, T.

16/09/1630/10/17

Project: Other

Research Output 2008 2019

Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA): The Policy and Practice(s) of Engagement in the Early Years

LOWRIE, T. & LOGAN, T., 2019, Mathematics Education Research: Impacting Practice (Proceedings of the 42nd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia): Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Hine, G., Blackley, S. & Cooke, A. (eds.). Adelaide, Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, p. 73-76 4 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookConference contribution

educator
heuristics
learning
learning environment
experience
1 Citation (Scopus)
Teacher Knowledge
Line Graph
travel
teacher
Graph in graph theory

Experience, represent, apply (ERA): A heuristic for digital engagement in the early years

Lowrie, T. & Larkin, K., 22 Apr 2019, In : British Journal of Educational Technology. p. 1-17 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

heuristics
experience
mathematics
educator
engineering

The Role and Nature of Digital Technology use in Preschool STEM

Larkin, K. & LOWRIE, T., 2019, Mathematics Education Research: Impacting Practice: Proceedings of the 42nd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Hine, G., Blackley, S. & Cooke, A. (eds.). Adelaide, Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, p. 69-72 4 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookConference contribution

childhood
Teaching
teacher
learning
evidence
Students