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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

Research Output 2008 2018

2 Citations
Students
classroom
teacher
student
Indonesia
Spatial Reasoning
Mathematics Education
Equity
equity
mathematics

STEM Practices: A translational framework for large-scale STEM education design

LOWRIE, T., Leonard, S. & Fitzgerald, . R. 2018 In : EDeR - Educational Design Research. 2, 1, p. 1-20 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

education
innovation
educational reform
educational practice
science

The Distinction Between Mathematics and Spatial Reasoning in Assessment: Do STEM Educators and Cognitive Psychologists Agree?

Harris, D. & LOWRIE, T. 2018 Making Waves, Opening Spaces Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia . Hunter, J., Darragh, L. & Perger, P. (eds.). Adelaide: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc., p. 376-383 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

psychologist
mathematics
educator
curriculum
psychometrics

Gender perspectives on spatial tasks in a national assessment: a secondary data analysis

LOGAN, T. & LOWRIE, T. 1 Aug 2017 In : Research in Mathematics Education. 19, 2, p. 199-216 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

secondary analysis
Data analysis
data analysis
gender
Gender Differences