My overarching goal in every teaching interaction is inspiring the next generation of teachers to teach mathematics in a way that develops deep conceptual understanding of mathematics in their future students
Dr Kevin Larkin is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education at Griffith University. He is also the First Year Coordinator for the Bachelor of Primary Education and Chair of Student Scucess and Retention. Prior to joining Griffith University, Kevin worked as a primary school teacher and deputy principal. In early 2019, Kevin was awarded the 2018 Australian University Teacher of the Year by Universities Australia Chair, Professor Margaret Gardner AO in Canberra. He is a member of a number of research teams investigating mathematics education in primary and middle school contexts and has published widely in national and international publications in the areas of mathematics education, ICT, school leadership and Activity Theory. Kevin was recently interviewed as part of a teaching masterclass presentation highlighting his learning and teaching philosophy in the classroom. The interview can be viewed here.
Kevin’s presentation highlights include:
External Service roles
Kevin is heavily invovled in research projects in his fields of expertise that include Mathematics, Information Communications Technology, School Leadership and Activity Theory.Kevin is involved in a number of research partnerships with schools in South-East Queensland and overseas investigating digital technologies in mathematics education, student attitudes towards mathematics, and spatial reasoning. He also works as a critical friend for a range of primary schools.
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