Professor Kim Beswick
Head of School

Professor Kim Beswick

BSc (Mathematics & Physics)

Dip Ed

PhD (Mathematics Education)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Education

Kim Beswick BSc, Dip Ed, PhD, Head of the School of Education, and Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of New South Wales having moved from the University of Tasmania in January 2019. Prior to joining UNSW Kim was Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Tasmania (UTAS) where she also held a range of leadership roles including as Associate Dean (Research).

Her research interests centre on the beliefs and knowledge that underpin the practice of mathematics teachers and how professional learning can provide a catalyst for change. She is particularly interested in how teachers’ beliefs and knowledge relate to their expectations of and aspirations for their students. Kim is committed to enhancing the quality of mathematics education for all students including those in low socioeconomic communities and rural and regional areas, and those with histories of low attainment.

Kim has attracted more than $13M in competitive research funding including an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2014-2019). Kim has published more than 110 peer reviewed publications, is Associate Editor of the Journal of Mathematics Education, and a member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education and the Australian Mathematics Teacher.

She has served on a range of national and international committees in relation to mathematics education and teacher education, including as a member of the International Assessments Joint National Advisory Committee (the key advisory body to support Australia's participation in international assessments of school students, including PISA and TIMSS) (2012-2013), and the Australian Government's Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group in 2014. She was Chair of the Subcommittee for Mathematics and Statistics Education in Schools of the Australian Academy of Science's National Committee for Mathematical Sciences' work to develop a Decadal Plan for the Mathematical Sciences (2012-2015), elected to the International Committee of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education in 2014, and was appointed to the Australian Research Council College of Experts in the same year. She is a member of the Australian Academy of Science’s National Committee on Mathematical Sciences, Australia’s representative on the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction, and Convenor of the 15th quadrennial International Congress on Mathematics Education to be held in Sydney in 2024.

Kim’s work is closely connected with practice in schools and classrooms as evidenced by a wide range of non-university research partners that include all state Departments of Education, almost all Catholic dioceses, a range of TAFE institutions and associations and societies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. She has maintained strong links with the mathematics teaching profession through contributions to the Mathematical Association of Tasmania (MAT) including President 2005-2007, and the AAMT as President (2012-2014), journal editor (2008-2010). She was awarded life membership of AAMT in 2017. Her tertiary teaching expertise was recognised by a UTAS Teaching Excellence Award in 2006 and, in 2008, an Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation for outstanding contributions to student learning. She received the Research Award of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia in 2014.

Phone
+61 2 9065 7467
Location
G52 Morven Brown Building
  • Books | 2021
    Siemon D; Warren E; Beswick K; Faragher R; Miller J; Horne M; Jazby D; Breed M, 2021, Teaching mathematics: Foundations to middle years, Oxford University Press
    Books | 2015
    Siemon D; Beswick K; Brady K; Clark J; Faragher R; Warren E, 2015, Teaching mathematics: Foundations to middle years, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC
    Books | 2013
    Siemon D; Adendorff S; Austin P; Fransman J; Hobden S; Kaino L; Luneta K; Makonye J; van der Walt M; van Putten S; Beswick K; Brady K; Clark J; Faragher R; Warren E, 2013, Teaching mathematics: Foundation and intermediate phase, Oxford University Press, Cape Town
    Books | 2012
    Watson J; Beswick K; Brown N, 2012, Educational research and professional learning in changing times: The MARBLE experience, Brill Sense, Rotterdam, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/78866
    Books | 2011
    Siemon D; Beswick K; Brady K; Clark J; Faragher R; Warren E, 2011, Teaching mathematics: Foundations to middle years, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC
    Books | 2011
    Watson J; Beswick K; Brown N; Callingham RC; Muir T; Wright S, 2011, Digging into Australian data with TinkerPlots, Key Curriculum Press, OLM, Melbourne
  • Book Chapters | 2022
    Beswick K; Alonzo D, 2022, 'Teaching Mathematics Out-of-Field: What Knowledge Matters?', in Hobbs L; Porsch R (ed.), Out-of-Field Teaching Across Teaching Disciplines and Contexts, Springer Nature Singapore, pp. 353 - 366, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-9328-1_17
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Goos M; Beswick K, 2021, 'The learning and development of mathematics teacher educators', in Goos M; Beswick K (ed.), Introduction: The learning and development of mathematics teacher educators: International perspectives and challenges, Springer, pp. 1 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-62408-8_1
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Beswick K, 2020, 'Mathematics teacher educators as developing professionals: An introduction', in Beswick K; Chapman O (ed.), International handbook of mathematics teacher education: Volume 4: The mathematics teacher educator as a developing professional, Brill Sense, Leiden, pp. 1 - 11, https://brill.com/view/title/37679
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Beswick K; Chick H, 2020, 'Beliefs and pedagogical content knowledge for teachers of mathematics', in Potari D; Chapman O (ed.), International Handbook of Mathematics Teacher Education: Volume 1: Teacher Knowledge, Beliefs and Identity in Mathematics Teaching and its Development, Brill Sense, Leiden, pp. 185 - 209, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004418875_008
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Getenet S; Beswick K, 2020, 'Teacher education and professional development for technology-integrated teaching', in Tatnall A (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Education and Information Technologies, Springer, Cham, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-10576-1_237
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Ingram N; Hatisaru V; Grootenboer P; Beswick K, 2020, 'Researching the affective domain in mathematics education', in Way J; Attard C; Anderson J; Bobis J; McMaster H; Cartwright K (ed.), Research in mathematics education in Australasia 2016-2019, Springer Nature, pp. 147 - 175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-4269_7
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Beswick K, 2018, 'Part II Commentary: Shifting to a culture of inclusion', in Kajander A; Holm J; Chernoff E (ed.), Teaching and learning secondary school mathematics: Canadian perspectives in an international context, Springer, New York, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92390-1_20
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Woodward A; Beswick K; Oates G, 2018, 'Positive education and teaching for productive disposition in mathematics', in Rott B; Törner G; Peters-Dasdemir J; Möller A; Safrudiannur (ed.), Views and beliefs in mathematics education, Springer, Rotterdam, pp. 161 - 171, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01273-1_15
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Beswick K, 2017, 'Raising attainment: What might we learn from teachers’ beliefs about their best and worst mathematics students?', in Andrà C; Brunetto D; Levenson E; Liljedahl P (ed.), Teaching and learning in math classrooms. Emerging themes in affect-related research: Teachers’ beliefs, students’ engagement and social interaction, Springer, New York, pp. 95 - 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49232-2_10
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Beswick K, 2016, 'Manifestations of leadership in diverse educational settings.', in Fan S; Fielding-Wells J (ed.), What is next in educational research?, Brill Sense, Dordrecht, pp. 183 - 195, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789463005241_018
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Beswick K; Anderson J; Hurst C, 2016, 'The education and development of practising teachers', in Makar K; Dole S; Visnoyska J; Goos M; Bennison A; Fry K (ed.), Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2012-2015, Springer, Singapore, pp. 329 - 352, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-1419-2_16
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Brewer D; Beswick K, 2016, 'Confronting educational disadvantage by improving Tasmanian adolescents’ participation in education', in Fan S; Fielding-Wells J (ed.), What is next in educational research?, Brill Sense, Dordrecht, pp. 107 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789463005241_012
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Getenet S; Beswick K, 2016, 'Linking research and practice: Educational design research', in Fan S; Fielding-Wells J (ed.), What is next in educational research?, Brill Sense, Dordrecht, pp. 29 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789463005241_005
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Nailon D; Beswick K; Stephenson E, 2016, 'Professional learning and pedagogical leadership in family day care in Tasmania', in Fan S; Fielding-Wells J (ed.), What is next in educational research?, Brill Sense, Dordrecht, pp. 261 - 275, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789463005241_024
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Beswick K; Callingham R, 2015, 'Opening the gate: Improving mathematics attainment', in Stratford E; Kilpatrick S (ed.), Education transforms – Papers and reflections: Occasional Publications No. 1, The Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment, University of Tasmania, Hobart, pp. 100 - 105, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/105648
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Hay I; Watson J; Allen J; Beswick K; Cranston N; Wright S, 2015, 'Factors that influence students’ educational aspirations', in Stratford E; Kilpatrick S (ed.), Education transforms – Papers and reflections: Occasional Publications No. 1, The Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment, University of Tasmania, Hobart, pp. 89 - 93
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Beswick K, 2014, 'Preparation of pre-service teachers in the use of interactive whiteboards: A literature review', in N Fitzallen SF; Reaburn R (ed.), The Future of Educational Research, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6209-512-0_17
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Beswick K, 2014, 'What do teachers need to know to teach secondary mathematics?', in Toh PC; Toh TL; Kaur B (ed.), Learning experiences to promote mathematics learning: Yearbook 2014 of the Association of Mathematics Educators, World Scientific, Singapore, pp. 93 - 113, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789814612920_0005
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Brown N; Beswick K, 2014, 'Policy and curriculum research in the context of change', in Fitzallen N; Reaburn R; Fan S (ed.), The future of educational research: Perspectives of beginning researchers., Brill Sense, Dordrecht, pp. 3 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6209-512-0_1
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Chaman M; Beswick K; Callingham R, 2014, 'Factors influencing mathematics achievement among secondary school students: A review', in Fitzallen N; Reaburn R; Fan S (ed.), The future of educational research: Perspectives of beginning researchers, Brill Sense, Dordrecht, pp. 227 - 238, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6209-512-0_19
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Nailon D; Beswick K, 2014, 'Changes in Policy Related to Early Childhood Education and Care in Australia', in Fitzallen N; Reaburn R; Fan S (ed.), The future of educational research: Perspectives of beginning researchers, Brill Sense, Dordrecht, pp. 13 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6209-512-0_2
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Beswick K, 2013, 'Knowledge and beliefs for nurturing reflective learners of rational number concepts', in Kaur B (ed.), Nurturing reflective learners in mathematics: Yearbook 2013 of the Association of Mathematics Educators, World Scientific, Singapore, pp. 57 - 79, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789814472760_0004
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Muir T; Beswick K; Williamson J, 2013, 'Approaches to problem solving: Developing an understanding of naïve, routine and sophisticated problem solving behaviour', in Hiele S (ed.), Psychology of problem solving: An interdisciplinary approach, Nova Science, Hauppauge, NY, pp. 85 - 99, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/82777
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Anthony G; Beswick K; Ell F, 2012, 'The professional education and development of prospective teachers of mathematics', in Greenlees J; Logan T; Lowrie T; MacDonald A; Perry B (ed.), Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2008-2011, Brill Sense, Rotterdam, pp. 291 - 312
    Book Chapters | 2006
    Beswick K; Brown N, 2006, '“The teachers give as much as they can, not as little as they can”: Report from SiMERR Tasmania', in Lyons T (ed.), Science, ICT and Mathematics Education in Rural and Regional Australia: Focus groups from the SiMERR National Survey, Department of Education, Science and Training, Canberra, pp. 65 - 87
  • Edited Books | 2021
    Goos M; Beswick K, (ed.), 2021, The learning and development of mathematics teacher educators: International perspectives and challenges, Springer, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-62408-8
    Edited Books | 2020
    Beswick K; Chapman O, (ed.), 2020, International handbook of mathematics teacher education: Volume 4: Mathematics teacher educators as developing professionals, Brill Sense, Leiden
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Beswick K, 2021, 'Inquiry-based approaches to mathematics learning, teaching, and mathematics education research', Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, vol. 24, pp. 123 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10857-021-09494-4
    Journal articles | 2021
    Falloon G; Stevenson M; Beswick K; Fraser S; Geiger V, 2021, 'Building STEM in Schools: An Australian Cross-case Analysis', Educational Technology and Society, vol. 24, pp. 110 - 122
    Journal articles | 2021
    Getenet S; Beswick K, 2021, 'Predictors of children’s achievement: analysis of the Australian National Numeracy Assessment Program', Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, vol. 33, pp. 591 - 620, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11092-021-09364-w
    Journal articles | 2020
    Beswick K, 2020, 'Responding to students: Dependencies on mathematical knowledge and vision', Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, vol. 23, pp. 127 - 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10857-020-09458-0
    Journal articles | 2020
    Beswick K, 2020, 'Smart campus: definition, framework, technologies, and services', IET Smart Cities, vol. 2, pp. 43 - 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-smc.2019.0072
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hatisaru V; Fraser S; Beswick K, 2020, '“My picture is about opening up students’ minds beyond school gates!” School principals’ perceptions of STEM learning environments', Journal of Research in STEM Education, vol. 6, pp. 18 - 38, https://eprints.utas.edu.au/38634/
    Journal articles | 2020
    Likourezos V; Beswick K; Geiger V; Fraser S, 2020, 'How principals can make a difference in STEM Education', Australian Educational Leader, vol. 42, pp. 33 - 36, https://www.acel.org.au/ACELWEB/Publications/AEL/2020/2/View.aspx
    Journal articles | 2019
    Beswick K, 2019, 'Developing mathematics teachers’ 21st century competence for teaching in STEM contexts', ZDM Mathematics Education, vol. 51, pp. 955 - 965, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11858-019-01084-2
    Journal articles | 2019
    Beswick K, 2019, 'Making tacit knowledge visible: Uncovering the pedagogical content knowledge of science and mathematics teachers', Teaching and Teacher Education, vol. 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2019.102907
    Journal articles | 2019
    Beswick K, 2019, 'Responding to the demands of the STEM education agenda: The experiences of primary and secondary teachers from rural, regional and remote Australia', Journal of Research in STEM Education, vol. 5, pp. 40` - 59, https://www.j-stem.net/index.php/jstem/article/view/62/48
    Journal articles | 2019
    Beswick K, 2019, 'Teachers’ beliefs related to secondary school completion: Associations with socio-educational advantage and school level', Australian Educational Researcher, pp. 1 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13384-019-00317-3
    Journal articles | 2019
    Beswick K, 2019, 'The role of knowledge and beliefs in helping learners to progress their mathematical understanding', Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10857-019-09432-5
    Journal articles | 2019
    Fraser S; Beswick K; Penson M; Seen A; Whannell R, 2019, 'Cross faculty collaboration in the development of an integrated mathematics and science initial teacher education program', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 44, pp. 68 - 83, https://ro.ecu.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4216&context=ajte
    Journal articles | 2018
    Beswick K, 2018, 'Learning through challenge for prospective elementary teachers, experienced and beginning teachers, mathematics teacher educators and researchers, and education systems', Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, vol. 21, pp. 203 - 205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10857-018-9407-5
    Journal articles | 2018
    Beswick K, 2018, 'Mathematics teacher educator knowledge: What do we know and where to from here?', Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, vol. 21, pp. 417 - 427, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10857-018-9416-4
    Journal articles | 2018
    Beswick K, 2018, 'Raising levels of school student engagement and retention in rural, regional and disadvantaged areas: Is it a lost cause?', International Journal of Inclusive Education, vol. 22, pp. 409 - 425, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2017.1370737
    Journal articles | 2018
    Beswick K, 2018, 'Teaching teachers to teach Boris: A framework for mathematics teacher educator pedagogical content knowledge', Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, pp. 1 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10857-016-9362-y
    Journal articles | 2017
    Beswick K, 2017, 'Assistance of students with mathematical learning difficulties: How can research support practice? A summary', ZDM Mathematics Education, vol. 48, pp. 633 - 649, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11858-016-0800-1
    Journal articles | 2017
    Watson J; Wright S; Allen JM; Hay I; Cranston N; Beswick K, 2017, 'Increasing students’ social capital through community involvement in rural and regional education', Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, vol. 27, pp. 55 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.47381/aijre.v27i3.128
    Journal articles | 2017
    Watson J; Wright S; Beswick K; Allen JM; Hay I; Cranston N, 2017, 'Community beliefs about rural and regional education and students’ school completion', Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, vol. 27, pp. 142 - 157, http://dx.doi.org/10.47381/aijre.v27i3.185
    Journal articles | 2016
    Beswick K, 2016, 'Experiencing teaching and learning quantitative reasoning in a project-based context', Mathematics Education Research Journal, vol. 28, pp. 479 - 501, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13394-016-0176-0
    Journal articles | 2016
    Beswick K, 2016, 'Marketing an alternate model for science and mathematics initial teacher education', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 41, pp. 77 - 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2016v41n11.6
    Journal articles | 2016
    Beswick K, 2016, 'Parent-child connectedness for schooling and students’ performance and aspirations: An exploratory investigation', International Journal of Educational Research, vol. 77, pp. 50 - 61
    Journal articles | 2016
    Beswick K, 2016, 'Professionalizing in-service teachers’ focus on technological pedagogical and content knowledge', Education and Information Technologies, vol. 21, pp. 19 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10639-013-9306-4
    Journal articles | 2016
    Beswick K, 2016, 'Using the IWB in an early years’ mathematics classroom: An application of the TPACK framework', Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, vol. 32, pp. 63 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21532974.2016.1138913
    Journal articles | 2016
    Beswick K; Fraser S; Crowley S, 2016, '“No wonder out-of-field teachers struggle!”: Unpacking the thinking of expert teachers', Australian Mathematics Teacher, vol. 72, pp. 16 - 20
    Journal articles | 2016
    Cranston N; Watson J; Allen J; Wright S; Hay I; Beswick K; Smith C; Roberts W; Karmeniar B, 2016, 'Overcoming the challenges of keeping young people in education: A wicked problem with implications for leadership, policy and practice', Leading and Managing, vol. 22, pp. 1 - 18
    Journal articles | 2016
    Watson J; Wright S; Beswick K; Hay I; Allen JM; Cranston N, 2016, 'Rural and regional students’ perceptions of schooling and factors that influence their aspirations', Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, vol. 26, pp. 4 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.47381/aijre.v26i2.64
    Journal articles | 2015
    Beswick K, 2015, 'An initial exploration of teachers’ numeracy in the context of professional capital', ZDM Mathematics Education, vol. 47, pp. 549 - 560, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11858-015-0666-7
    Journal articles | 2015
    Beswick K, 2015, 'Ready to learn', Professional Educator, vol. 14, pp. 8 - 10, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/106783
    Journal articles | 2014
    Beswick K, 2014, 'What teachers want: Identifying mathematics teachers’ professional learning needs', The Mathematics Enthusiast, vol. 11, pp. 83 - 108
    Journal articles | 2014
    Beswick K; Muir T; Callingham R, 2014, 'Investigative approaches to teaching mathematics and “getting through the curriculum”: The example of pendulums', Australian Mathematics Teacher, vol. 70, pp. 25 - 33
    Journal articles | 2013
    Beswick K, 2013, 'Issues related to students’ decisions to remain in school beyond year 10', Youth Studies Australia, vol. 32, pp. 21 - 29, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/82775
    Journal articles | 2013
    Beswick K, 2013, 'Making connections: Lessons on the use of video in pre-service teacher education from the trial of particular protocol', Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, vol. 15, pp. 27 - 51, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/89733
    Journal articles | 2013
    Reeve E; Beswick K, 2013, 'Using technology to support statistical reasoning: Birds, eggs and times to hatch', Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, vol. 18, pp. 15 - 19
    Journal articles | 2012
    Beswick K, 2012, 'Can teacher collaboration overcome barriers to interdisciplinary learning in a disciplinary university? A case study using climate change', Teaching in Higher Education, vol. 17, pp. 497 - 507, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2012.658560
    Journal articles | 2012
    Beswick K, 2012, 'Teachers’ beliefs about school mathematics and mathematicians’ mathematics and their relationship to practice', Educational Studies in Mathematics, vol. 79, pp. 127 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10649-011-9333-2
    Journal articles | 2012
    Beswick K, 2012, 'The nature and development of middle school mathematics teachers’ knowledge', Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, vol. 15, pp. 131 - 157, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10857-011-9177-9
    Journal articles | 2012
    Beswick K; Goos M, 2012, 'Measuring pre-service primary teachers’ knowledge for teaching mathematics', Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, vol. 14, pp. 70 - 90
    Journal articles | 2011
    Beswick K, 2011, 'Make your own paint chart: A realistic context for developing proportional reasoning with ratios', Australian Mathematics Teacher, vol. 67, pp. 63 - 75
    Journal articles | 2011
    Beswick K, 2011, 'Positive experiences with negative numbers: Building on students in and out of school experiences', Australian Mathematics Teacher, vol. 67, pp. 31 - 40
    Journal articles | 2011
    Beswick K, 2011, 'Putting contexts in context: An examination of the evidence for the benefits of ‘contextualised’ tasks', International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, vol. 9, pp. 367 - 390
    Journal articles | 2011
    Beswick K, 2011, 'Putting ‘partnership’ at the centre of Teachers’ Professional Learning in rural and regional contexts: evidence from case study projects in Tasmania', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 36, pp. EJ - EJ, http://dx.doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2011v36n12.4
    Journal articles | 2011
    Beswick K, 2011, 'School pupil change associated with a continuing professional development programme for teachers', Journal of Education for Teaching, vol. 37, pp. 63 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02607476.2011.538273
    Journal articles | 2011
    Beswick K, 2011, 'Taking professional learning to isolated schools: Perceptions of providers and principals', Mathematics Education Research Journal, vol. 23, pp. 83 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13394-011-0006-3
    Journal articles | 2010
    Beswick K, 2010, 'Comparing theoretical perspectives for describing mathematics departments: Complexity and activity', Educational Studies in Mathematics, vol. 75, pp. 153 - 170
    Journal articles | 2010
    Beswick K, 2010, 'Up-close and personal: Teachers’ responses to an individualised professional learning opportunity', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 38, pp. 129 - 146
    Journal articles | 2008
    Beswick K, 2008, 'Influencing teachers’ beliefs about teaching mathematics for numeracy to students with mathematics learning difficulties', Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, vol. 9, pp. 3 - 20
    Journal articles | 2008
    Beswick K, 2008, 'Looking for attributes of powerful teaching for numeracy in Tasmanian K-7 classrooms', Mathematics Education Research Journal, vol. 20, pp. 3 - 31
    Journal articles | 2008
    Beswick K, 2008, '“I’m not very good at solving problems”: An exploration of student behaviours and problem solving styles', Journal of Mathematical Behaviour, vol. 27, pp. 228 - 241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmathb.2008.04.003
    Journal articles | 2008
    Shillito S; Beswick K; Baguley M, 2008, 'The aims of art education: An analysis of visual art in Tasmania’s Essential Learning', Australian Online Journal of Arts Education, vol. 4, pp. 1 - 16
    Journal articles | 2007
    Beswick K, 2007, 'Teacher beliefs that matter in secondary mathematics classrooms', Educational Studies in Mathematics, vol. 65, pp. 95 - 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10649-006-9035-3
    Journal articles | 2007
    Muir T; Beswick K, 2007, 'Stimulating reflection on practice: Using the supportive classroom reflection process', Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, vol. 8, pp. 74 - 93
    Journal articles | 2006
    Beswick K, 2006, 'Changes in preservice teachers’ attitudes and beliefs: The net impact of two mathematics education units and intervening experiences', School Science and Mathematics, vol. 106, pp. 36 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1949-8594.2006.tb18069.x
    Journal articles | 2006
    Beswick K, 2006, 'The importance of mathematics teachers’ beliefs', Australian Mathematics Teacher, vol. 62, pp. 17 - 22
    Journal articles | 2006
    Watson J; Beswick K; Caney A; Skalicky J, 2006, 'Profiling teacher change resulting from a professional learning program in middle school numeracy', Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, vol. 7, pp. 3 - 17
    Journal articles | 2005
    Beswick K, 2005, 'The beliefs/practice connection in broadly defined contexts', Mathematics Education Research Journal, vol. 17, pp. 39 - 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF03217415
    Journal articles | 2004
    Beswick K, 2004, 'Why does 0.999… = 1?: A perennial question and number sense', Australian Mathematics Teacher, vol. 60, pp. 7 - 9
  • Reports | 2021
    Fraser S; Beswick K; Geiger V; Holland-Twining B; Page L; Watt HMG; Dennet G, 2021, Principals as STEM leaders: Building the evidence base for improved STEM learning, Department of Education, Skills and Employment, Canberra, ACT, http://dx.doi.org/10.25959/100.00038498, https://eprints.utas.edu.au/38498/
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Beswick K, 2019, 'Cross faculty collaboration in the development of an integrated mathematics and science initial teacher education program', in Australian Journal of Teacher Education, Beijing, China, presented at 4th international conference on STEM education, Beijing, China
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Coles A; Karsenty R; Beswick K; Oates G; Abdulhamid L, 2019, 'The use of video for the learning of teachers of mathematics', in Graven M; Venkat H; Essien AA; Vale P (eds.), Proceedings of the annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, PME, Pretoria, South Africa, pp. 107 - 136, presented at PME43: Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Pretoria, South Africa, https://www.up.ac.za/pme43
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Faragher R; Beswick K; Cuskelly M; Nankervis K, 2019, 'The affective impact of inclusive secondary mathematics for learners with Down syndrome: “I just love it!”', in Hine G; Blackley S; Cooke A (eds.), Mathematics Education Research: Impacting Practice: Proceedings of the 42nd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, The Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Perth, pp. 340 - 347, presented at 42nd MERGA Conference 2019: Mathematics Education Research: Impacting Practice, Perth, https://merga.net.au/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2019-MERGA-conference-proceedings.aspx
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Hatisaru V; Beswick K; Fraser S, 2019, 'STEM learning environments: Perceptions of STEM education researchers', in Hine G; Blackley S; Cooke A (eds.), Mathematics Education Research: Impacting Practice Proceedings of the 42nd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA, Perth, pp. 340 - 347, presented at 42nd MERGA Conference 2019: Mathematics Education Research: Impacting Practice, Perth, https://merga.net.au/common/Uploaded%20files/Annual%20Conference%20Proceedings/2019%20Annual%20Conference%20Proceedings/RP_Hatisaru_Beswick_Fraser.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Oates G; Callingham R; Getenet S; Hay I; Beswick K; Thomas D, 2019, 'Technology and the knowledge quartet', in Hine G; Blackley S; Cooke A (eds.), Mathematics Education Research: Impacting Practice Proceedings of the 42nd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA, Perth, pp. 532 - 539, presented at 42nd MERGA Conference 2019: Mathematics Education Research: Impacting Practice, Perth, https://merga.net.au/common/Uploaded%20files/Annual%20Conference%20Proceedings/2019%20Annual%20Conference%20Proceedings/RP_Oates_Callingham_Hay_Beswick_Getenet_Thomas.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Beswick K, 2018, 'Systems perspectives on mathematics teachers’ beliefs: Illustrations from beliefs about students', in Bergqvist E; Österholm M; Granberg C; Sumpter L (eds.), Proceedings of the 42nd Conference of the International Group for Psychology of Mathematics Education, PME, Umea, Sweden, pp. 3 - 18, presented at 42nd Conference of the International Group for Psychology of Mathematics Education, Umea, Sweden
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Beswick K; Fraser S, 2018, 'Why is one-off professional learning prevalent in Australia?', in Hsieh F-J (ed.), Proceedings of the 8th ICMI-East Asia Research Conference on Mathematics Education, EARCOME, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 257 - 264, presented at EARCOME8: 8th ICMI-East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics Education, Taipei, Taiwan
    Conference Papers | 2018
    McMaster H; Way J; Bobis J; Beswick K, 2018, 'Principals’ perceptions and expectations of primary teachers with a specialisation in mathematics', in Hunter J; Perger P; Darragh L (eds.), Making waves, opening spaces: Proceedings of the 41st annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 551 - 558, presented at Merga 41 Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia: Making waves, opening spaces, Auckland, New Zealand, https://merga.net.au/common/Uploaded%20files/Annual%20Conference%20Proceedings/2018%20Annual%20Conference%20Proceedings/McMaster.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Beswick K; Fraser S; Crowley S, 2017, '“The best ever”: Mathematics teachers’ perceptions of quality professional learning', in Kaur B; Ho WK; Toh TL; Choy BH (eds.), Proceedings of the 41st Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, PME, Singapore, pp. 169 - 176, presented at PME 41: Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Singapore, https://www.igpme.org/publications/current-proceedings/
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Allen JM; Watson J; Wright S; Hay I; Cranston N; Beswick K, 2016, 'Hearing the community voice in relation to student retention in rural, regional and disadvantaged areas.', ECER, Dublin, presented at European Educational Research Association conference, Dublin
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Beswick K, 2016, 'Discerning the shared beliefs of teachers in a secondary school mathematics department', in White B; Chinnappan M; Trenholm S (eds.), Opening up mathematics education research: Proceedings of the 39th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA, Adelaide, pp. 132 - 139, presented at 39th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Adelaide, https://merga.net.au/Public/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2016_MERGA_Conference_Proceedings.aspx
    Reports | 2016
    Beswick K, 2016, Teaching mathematics in secondary schools: A report on the professional learning program for teachers of secondary mathematics, 2014 and 2015, Hobart
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Beswick K; Chick H, 2016, 'Responses to “the scary question”: How teaching challenges impact the use of knowledge and its development', in Csíkos C; Rausch A; Szitányi J (eds.), Proceedings of the 40th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Hungary, pp. 91 - 98, presented at 40th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Hungary
    Reports | 2016
    Callingham R; Anderson J; Beswick K; Carmichael C; Geiger V; Goos M; Hurrell D; Hurst C; Muir T; Watt H; Page L, 2016, Nothing left to chance: Characteristics of schools successful in mathematics, Canberra
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Reaburn R; Kilpatrick S; Fraser S; Beswick K; Muir T, 2016, 'What’s happening in Australian mathematics professional learning?', in Baguley M (ed.), Transforming Educational Research. Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Melbourne, presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Melbourne, http://www.aare.edu.au/data/2016_Conference/Full_papers/325_Robyn_Reaburn.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Scherer P; Beswick K; DeBlois L; Healy L; Opitz EM, 2016, 'Assistance of students with mathematical learning difficulties: How can research support practice?', in Kaiser G (ed.), Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education, Springer, Germany, pp. 249 - 259, presented at 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education, Germany, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62597-3_16
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Watson J; Wright S; Allen J; Hay I; Cranston N; Beswick K, 2016, 'Community involvement in rural and regional schooling and student retention', in Baguley M (ed.), Transforming Educational Research. Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Melbourne, presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Melbourne, https://www.aare.edu.au/data/2016_Conference/Full_papers/299_Jane_Watson.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Beswick K, 2015, 'Inferring pre-service teachers’ beliefs from their commentary on knowledge items', in Beswick K; Muir T; Fielding-Wells J (eds.), Proceedings of the 39th annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, IGPME, Hobart, pp. 113 - 120, presented at 39th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Hobart, https://www.igpme.org/publications/current-proceedings/
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Beswick K, 2015, 'Proceedings of the 39th conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education'
    Reports | 2015
    Craven G; Beswick K; Fleming J; Fletcher T; Green M; Jensen B; Leinonen E; Rickards F, 2015, Action now: Classroom Ready Teachers (Report of the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group)., Canberra
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Getenet ST; Beswick K; Callingham R, 2015, 'Conceptualising technology integrated mathematics teaching: The STAMP knowledge framework', in Beswick K; Muir T; Fielding-Wells J (eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, IGPME, Hobart, pp. 321 - 328, presented at 9th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Hobart, https://www.igpme.org/publications/current-proceedings/
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Hay I; Callingham R; Chick H; Beswick K; Nicholson T; Shorter D; Hopwood B; Jones J, 2015, 'Can teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge in subject English really be measured?', Launceston, presented at Conversations on knowledge for teaching, Launceston
    Reports | 2015
    Kilpatrick S; Beswick K; Penesis I; McNaught K; Balatti J; Roddick J; Thomas G; Callingham R; Skalicky J; Brown N; Fitzallen N; Leon de la Barra BA; Belward S; Sammut K, 2015, Development of mathematical pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses, Launceston, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/104984
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Watson J; Wright S; Allen JM; Beswick K; Hay I; Cranston N, 2015, 'Listening to the community on student retention', in Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education, AARE, Fremantle, presented at Annnual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education, Fremantle, https://www.aare.edu.au/publications/aare-conference-papers/show/9770/listening-to-the-community-on-student-retention
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Beswick K; Callingham R, 2014, 'The beliefs of pre-service primary and secondary mathematics teachers, in-service mathematics teachers, and mathematics teacher educators', in Nicol C; Liljedahl P; Oesterle S; Allan D (eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, IGPME, Vancouver, pp. 137 - 144, presented at 38th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vancouver, https://www.igpme.org/publications/current-proceedings/
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Getenet ST; Beswick K, 2014, 'Using ICT in teaching a specific mathematics concept: graphs of logarithmic functions', in Oesterle S; Liljedahl P; Nicol C; Allan D (eds.), Proceedings of the 38th annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, IGPME, Vancouver, pp. 153 - 160, presented at 38th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vancouver, https://www.igpme.org/publications/current-proceedings/
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Beswick K, 2013, 'Educating Boris: An examination of pedagogical content knowledge for mathematics teacher educators', in Steinle V; Ball L; Bardini C (eds.), Mathematics education: Yesterday, today and tomorrow: Proceedings of the 36th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Melbourne, pp. 170 - 177, presented at 36th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Melbourne
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Beswick K, 2013, 'Increasing the LD50 of mathematics: Re-engaging students in mathematics learning', in Herbert S; Tillyer J; Spencer T (eds.), Proceedings of the 24th biennial conference of The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, Melbourne, pp. 55 - 64, presented at 24th biennial conference of The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, Melbourne
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Beswick K, 2013, 'Measuring mathematics teacher educators’ knowledge of technology integrated teaching: Instrument development', in Steinle V; Ball L; Bardini C (eds.), Mathematics education: Yesterday, today and tomorrow: Proceedings of the 36th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Melbourne, pp. 354 - 361, presented at 36th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Melbourne
    Reports | 2013
    Beswick K; Jade K; Callingham R; Muir T, 2013, Delivering the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics in a project-based learning context: Interim report, Launceston
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Beswick K, 2012, 'Factors influencing students’ decisions about post-Year 10 education', in Proceedings of the 2012 annual conference of the Australian Association for Educational Researc, Sydney, presented at 2012 annual conference of the Australian Association for Educational Researc, Sydney
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Beswick K, 2012, 'Findings of a pilot study into student retention beyond year 10', in Proceedings of the 2012 annual conference of the Australian Association for Educational Research, Sydney, presented at 2012 annual conference of the Australian Association for Educational Research, Sydney
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Beswick K, 2012, 'Mathematical knowledge for teaching of MERGA members', in Dindyal J; Chen LP; Ng SF (eds.), Mathematics education: Expanding horizons: Proceeding of the 35th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Singapore, pp. 162 - 169, presented at 35th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Singapore
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Beswick K, 2012, 'Teaching mathematics in a project-based learning context: Initial teacher knowledge and perceived needs', in Dindyal J; Lu PC; Swee FN (eds.), Mathematics education: Expanding horizons: Proceeding of the 35th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA, Singapore, pp. 114 - 121, presented at 35th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Singapore
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Beswick K; Chapman O, 2012, 'Paper for discussion group 12: Mathematics teacher educators’ knowledge for teaching.', in Cho SJ (ed.), The proceedings of the 12th International Congress on Mathematics Education: Intellectual and attitudinal challenges, Springer Open, Seoul, pp. 629 - 632, presented at 12th International Congress on Mathematics Education, Seoul
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Beswick K, 2011, 'Beginning teachers’ mathematics knowledge: What is needed?', in Clark J; Kissane B; Mousley J; Spencer T; Thornton S (eds.), Proceedings of the joint conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers and the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Adelaide, pp. 900 - 907, presented at Joint conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers and the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Adelaide
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Beswick K, 2011, 'Building a culture of evidence-based practice in teacher education: Instrument development and piloting', in Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference of the Australian Association for Educational Research, Hobart, presented at 2011 annual conference of the Australian Association for Educational Research, Hobart
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Beswick K, 2011, 'Connecting the beliefs and knowledge of preservice teachers', in Roesken B; Caspar M (ed.), Proceedings the 17th annual Mathematical Views conference, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany, pp. 33 - 42, presented at 17th annual Mathematical Views conference, Bochum, Germany
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Beswick K, 2011, 'Interactive whiteboards as potential catalysts of pedagogic change in secondary mathematics teaching', in Clark J; Kissane B; Mousley J; Spencer T; Thornton S (eds.), Proceedings of the joint conference of the Australian Association of Mathematic Teachers and the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Adelaide, pp. 115 - 123, presented at Joint conference of the Australian Association of Mathematic Teachers and the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Adelaide
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Beswick K, 2011, 'Knowledge/beliefs and their relationship to emotion', in Current state of research on mathematical beliefs XVI: Proceedings of the MAVI-16 conference June 26-29, 2010, Institute of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia, pp. 43 - 59, presented at MAVI-16 conference June 26-29, 2010, Tallinn, Estonia
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Beswick K, 2011, 'Measuring pre-service teachers’ knowledge of mathematics teaching', in Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference of the Australian Association for Educational Research, Hobart, presented at 2011 annual conference of the Australian Association for Educational Research, Hobart
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Beswick K, 2011, 'Student attitude change associated with teacher professional learning in mathematics', in Current state of research on mathematical beliefs XVI: Proceedings of the MAVI-16 conference June 26-29, 2010, Institute of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia, pp. 60 - 76, presented at MAVI-16 conference June 26-29, 2010, Tallinn, Estonia
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Beswick K, 2011, 'Teacher change in a changing educational environment', in Clark J; Kissane B; Mousley J; Spencer T; Thornton S (eds.), Proceedings of the joint conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers and the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Adelaide, pp. 760 - 767, presented at Joint conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers and the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Adelaide
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Beswick K, 2011, 'Teachers’ and pre-service teachers’ confidence to teach primary school mathematics', in Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference of the Australian Association for Educational Research, AARE, Hobart, presented at 2011 annual conference of the Australian Association for Educational Research, Hobart
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Beswick K, 2011, 'Using interactive white boards to teach mathematics: Examining teachers’ pedagogical approaches', in Proceedings of the International Technology, Education and Development conference, IATED, Valencia, Spain, presented at International Technology, Education and Development conference, Valencia, Spain
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Beswick K, 2010, 'Student attitude, student understanding and mathematics anxiety', in Sparrow L; Kissane B; Hurst C (eds.), Shaping the future of mathematics education: Proceedings of the 33rd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA, Fremantle, pp. 280 - 288, presented at 33rd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Fremantle
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Beswick K, 2010, 'Student change associated with professional learning in mathematics', in Sparrow L; Kissane B; Hurst C (eds.), Shaping the future of mathematics education: Proceedings of the 33rd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA, Fremantle, pp. 602 - 609, presented at 33rd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Fremantle
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Beswick K, 2009, 'Do you see what I see? Preservice teachers watching video excerpts of teaching', in Brown N; Skalicky J; Adam A (eds.), Partnerships for Learning: On campus and beyond: Proceedings of the 8th teaching matters annual conference, Hobart, presented at 8th teaching matters annual conference, Hobart
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Beswick K, 2009, 'Representing proportional relationships algebraically', in Hurst C; Kemp M; Kissane B; Sparrow L; Spencer T (eds.), Mathematics: It’s mine: Proceedings of the 22nd biennial conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, Adelaide, pp. 53 - 64, presented at 22nd biennial conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, Adelaide
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Beswick K, 2009, 'School mathematics and mathematicians’ mathematics: Teachers’ beliefs about the nature of mathematics', in Tzekaki M; Kaldrimidou M; Sakonidis H (eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, IGPME, Thessaloniki, Greece, pp. 153 - 160, presented at 33rd annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Beswick K, 2009, 'Students’ perceptions of the impacts of parents, teachers and teaching upon their anxiety about and learning of fractions', in Hunter R; Bicknell B; Burgess T (eds.), Crossing Divides: Proceedings of the 32nd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA, Sydney, pp. 265 - 272, presented at 32nd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Sydney
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Beswick K, 2009, 'Which is bigger? 250 tonnes or 17%: A tale of salt', in Hurst C; Kemp M; Kissane B; Sparrow L; Spencer T (eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd biennial conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, Adelaide, pp. 175 - 186, presented at 22nd biennial conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, Adelaide
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Beswick K, 2008, 'Fostering creativity by establishing the conditions for complex emergence', in Velikova E; Andzans A (ed.), roceedings of Discussion Group 9 of the 11th International Congress on Mathematics Education held in Monterrey, Mexico, University of Rousse, Monterrey, Mexico, presented at 11th International Congress on Mathematics Education, Monterrey, Mexico, http://dg.icme11.org/tsg/show/10
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Beswick K, 2008, 'Improving middle school students’ proportional reasoning', in Vincent J; Pierce R; Dowsey J (eds.), Proceedings of the annual conference of the Mathematical Association of Victoria, Brunswick, pp. 25 - 39, presented at Annual conference of the Mathematical Association of Victoria, Brunswick
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Beswick K, 2008, 'Lessons from an initial trial of a mathematics software package in a rural secondary school', in Narrowing the gap: Addressing educational disadvantage: Proceedings of the SiMERR National conference, of New England, Armidale, presented at SiMERR National conference, Armidale
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Beswick K, 2008, 'Middle school mathematics teachers’ knowledge for teaching', Monterrey, Mexico, presented at 11th Conference of the International Congress on Mathematics Education, Monterrey, Mexico
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Beswick K, 2008, 'Recollections of mathematics education: Approaching graduation and 5 years later', in Goos M; Brown R; Makar K (eds.), Navigating current and charting directions: Proceedings of the 31st annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA, Sydney, pp. 767 - 75, presented at 31st annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia., Sydney
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Beswick K, 2008, 'Teachers’ and their students’ perceptions of their mathematics classroom environments', in Figueras O; Cortina JL; Alatorre S; Rojano T; Sepulveda A (eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Morelia, Mexico, pp. 161 - 168, presented at 32nd annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Morelia, Mexico
    Reports | 2008
    Beswick K; Jones T, 2008, Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Education with honours: Self review report, Launceston
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Beswick K, 2007, 'Describing mathematics departments: The strengths and limitations of complexity theory and activity theory', in Watson JM; Beswick K (ed.), Mathematics: Essential research, essential practice: Proceedings of the 30th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Sydney, pp. 113 - 122, presented at 30th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Sydney
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Beswick K, 2007, 'Instruction to support mental computation development in young children of diverse ability', in Proceedings of the annual conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education, Adelaide, presented at Annual conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education, Adelaide
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Beswick K, 2007, 'Numeracy in a reform-based learning environment', in Proceedings of the annual conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education, Adelaide, presented at Annual conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education, Adelaide
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Beswick K, 2007, 'Proceedings of the 30th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia: Mathematics- Essential research, essential practice.'
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Beswick K, 2007, 'Student change associated with teachers’ professional learning', in Watson JM; Beswick K (ed.), Mathematics: Essential research, essential practice: Proceedings of the 30th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA, Sydney, pp. 785 - 794, presented at 30th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Sydney
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Beswick K, 2007, 'What you expect is what you get: The impact of mathematics teachers’ beliefs about students’ capabilities on their practice.', Armidale, presented at Narrowing the Gap: Addressing educational disadvantage. Conference of SIMERR Australia, Armidale, 26-28 April, Armidale
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Beswick K, 2006, 'Applying complexity science to belief systems: Implications for learning and teacher change', in Hewitt D (ed.), British Society for Research on the Learning of Mathematics, London, presented at Conference of the British Society for Research into the Learning of Mathematics, London
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Beswick K, 2006, 'Teachers’ confidence and beliefs and their students’ attitudes to mathematics', in Grootenboer P; Zevenbergen R; Chinnappan M (eds.), Identities, cultures and learning spaces: Proceedings of the 29th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA, Adelaide, pp. 68 - 75, presented at 29th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Adelaide
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Beswick K, 2006, 'Teachers’ knowledge of their students as learners and how to intervene', in Grootenboer P; Zevenbergen R; Chinnappan M (eds.), Identities, cultures and learning spaces: Proceedings of the 29th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA, Adelaide, pp. 551 - 558, presented at 29th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Adelaide
    Reports | 2006
    Watson J; Beswick K, 2006, Being Numerate in the Middle Years: An Evaluation Report on the Department of Education Tasmania targeted professional learning numeracy program for teachers of students Grades 5-8, August to November, 2005, Hobart
    Reports | 2005
    Andrew RG; Beswick K; Swabey KJ; Barrett MS; Bridge DJ, 2005, Repertoires for diversity: Effective literacy and numeracy in inclusive schools, Canberra, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/38373
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Beswick K, 2005, 'It depends on the students: Teachers’ beliefs about the ends and means of numeracy teaching', in Clarkson PC; Downton A; Gronn D; Horne M; McDonough A; Pierce U; Roche A (eds.), Building connections: Research, theory and practice: Proceedings of the 28th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA, Sydney, pp. 137 - 144, presented at 28th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Sydney
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Beswick K, 2005, 'Preservice teachers’ understandings of relational and instrumental understanding', in Chick HL; Vincent JL (ed.), Proceedings of the 29th annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Melbourne, pp. 161 - 168, presented at 29th annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Melbourne
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Beswick K, 2005, 'Repertoires for diversity: Effective higher order pedagogies for inclusive practice', in 35th annual conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education, AARE, Sydney, presented at 35th annual conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education, Sydney
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Beswick K, 2005, 'Where did I go wrong? Students’ success at various stages of the problem-solving process', in Clarkson P; Downton A; Gronn D; Horne M; McDonough A; Pierce R; Roche A (eds.), Building connections: Research, theory and practice: Proceedings of the 28th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Sydney, pp. 561 - 568, presented at 28th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Sydney
    Reports | 2005
    Watson JM; Beswick K; Caney A; Skalicky JL, 2005, Being Numerate in the Middle Years:An Evaluation Report on the Department of Education Tasmania targeted professional learning numeracy program for teachers of students Grades 5-8, August to November, 2004, Hobart, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/38355
    Conference Papers | 2004
    Beswick K, 2004, 'Developing an instrument to assess the number sense of young children', AARE, Melbourne, pp. 12 - 12, presented at Annual conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education, Melbourne
    Conference Papers | 2004
    Beswick K, 2004, 'Factors preventing one mathematics teacher from changing her beliefs and practice', in 10th conference of the International Congress on Mathematics Education, Copenhagen, presented at 10th conference of the International Congress on Mathematics Education, Copenhagen
    Conference Papers | 2004
    Beswick K, 2004, 'Talking and writing about the problem solving process', in Putt IJ; Faragher R; McLean M (eds.), Mathematics education for the third millennium: Towards 2010: Proceedings of the 27th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA, Sydney, pp. 95 - 102, presented at 27th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Sydney
    Conference Papers | 2004
    Beswick K, 2004, 'The impact of teachers’ perceptions of student characteristics on the enactment of their beliefs', in Hoines MJ; Fuglestad AB (ed.), Proceedings of the 28th annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Bergen University College, Bergen, Norway, pp. 111 - 118, presented at 28th annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Bergen, Norway
    Conference Papers | 2004
    Beswick K, 2004, 'Why they continue: Factors influencing girls to study mathematics at senior secondary level and beyond', in Whitten D; Perry B; Dockett S (eds.), Proceedings of the Continuity and change: Education transitions conference, of Western Sydney, Sydney, presented at Continuity and change: Education transitions conference, Sydney
    Reports | 2004
    Beswick K, 2004, Numeracy for students with particular learning requirements An Evaluation Report on the Australian Government Quality Teacher Program project, September-November, 2004, Launceston, http://ecite.utas.edu.au/41122
    Conference Papers | 2003
    Beswick K, 2003, 'Accounting for the contextual nature of teachers’ beliefs in considering their relationship to practice', in Bragg L; Campbell C; Herbert G; Mousley J (eds.), Mathematics education research: Innovation, networking, opportunity: Proceedings of the 26th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Deakin University, Melbourne, pp. 152 - 159, presented at 26th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Melbourne
    Theses / Dissertations | 2003
    Beswick K, 2003, The impact of secondary mathematics teachers’ beliefs on their practices and the classroom environment, Curtin University of Technology
    Conference Papers | 2002
    Beswick K, 2002, 'Maths anxiety self-assessment as a quality assurance measure', in Barton B; Irwin KC; Pfannkuch M; Thomas MOJ (eds.), Mathematics education in the south pacific: Proceedings of the 25thannual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA, Auckland, presented at 25th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Auckland
    Conference Papers | 2002
    Beswick K, 2002, 'Teacher beliefs: Probing the complexities', in Barton B; Irwin KC; Pfannkuch M; Thomas MOJ (eds.), Mathematics education in the south pacific: Proceedings of the 25th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA, Sydney, pp. 139 - 146, presented at 25th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Sydney
    Conference Papers | 2001
    Beswick K, 2001, 'Developing ten facts with prep grade students: A teaching experiment', in Bobis J; Perry B; Mitchelmore M (eds.), Numeracy and beyond: Proceedings of the 24th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA, Sydney, pp. 186 - 193, presented at 24th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Sydney
    Conference Papers | 2001
    Beswick K, 2001, 'Dispelling the myths: Influencing the beliefs of preservice primary teachers', in Bobis J; Perry B; Mitchelmore M (eds.), Numeracy and Beyond: Proceedings of the 24th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA, Sydney, pp. 90 - 97, presented at 24th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Sydney

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  • Geiger, V., Beswick, K., Fielding, J., Scheiner, T., Kaiser, G., & Goos, M. (2022-2024). Enabling students' critical mathematical thinking. ARC DP220101015, $382 715.

  • Beswick. K., Blundell, H., Bedford, M., Baker, S., & Beadman, M. (2022-2023). Country Universities Centre evaluation. NSW Department of Education, DOE02460/21, $269 260.

  • Beswick, K., Eacott, S., Roberts, P., MacDonald, A., Brown, M., Durksen., T., Fenton. A., Holden, R., Loughland, T., Lowe, K., Morrisey, C., Mularczyk, L., Pino-Pasternak, D., & Winslade, M. (2022-2023). NSW Ambassador Schools Research Centre. NSW Department of Education, $1 805 901.

  • Faragher, R., Beswick, K., & Cuskelly, M. (2021-2024). Reasonable adjustments to maths for students with intellectual disabilities. Australian Research Council, LP200300740. $173 369.

  • Beswick, K., Piccoli, A., Roberts, P., Holden, R., Eacott, S., Loughland, T., & Alonzo, D. (2020-2021). Rural and Remote Education (RaRE) project. New South Wales Department of Education. $787 000.

  • Beswick, K., Fraser, S. & Geiger, V. (2018-2021). Principals as STEM leaders. Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment. $2.6M.

  • Muir, T., Murphy, C., Oates, G. & Beswick, K. (2018). Birth to Level 10 numeracy guide. Victorian Department of Education and Training. $180 000.

  • Faragher, R., Beswick, K., Nankervis, K., & Cuskelly, M. (2018-2019). Learning year level appropriate curriculum: Secondary mathematics for students with Down Syndrome. University of Queensland. $47 256.

  • Callingham, R., Beswick, K., Anderson, J., Watt. H., Geiger, V., Hurrell, D., Hurst, C., Goos, M., & Muir, T. (2016-2017). Best practice in mathematics education. Office of the Chief Scientist. $492 964.

  • Beswick, K. (2015-2019). Integrating teachers’ knowledge and affect to improve mathematics teaching and raise attainment. Australian Research Council, FT140101351. $733 489

  • Beswick, K., Fraser, S., Callingham, R., Thomas, G., Seen, A., Kilpatrick, S., Muir, T., Chick, H., Reaburn, R., de Leon de la Barra, B., & Sterling, L. (2014-2017). Towards educating mathematics professionals encompassing science and technology (TEMPEST). Australian Government Department of Education. $1 738 070

  • Beswick, K., Chick, H., Muir, T., Reaburn, R., Fitzallen, N., & Wells, J. (2014). Teaching Secondary Mathematics. Tasmanian Department of Education, $44 163.

  • Beswick, K., Fraser, S., Seen, A., Hilder, E., Penesis, I., & Thomas, G. (2012-2014). Inspiring Mathematics and Science in Teacher Education (IMSITE). Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE) Office of Learning and Teaching. Grant led by UQ and involving University of Sydney, James Cook University, University of Wollongong, University of Newcastle and UTAS. $2.2M

  • Kilpatrick, S., Beswick, K., Fraser, S. (co-leads), Chin, C., Fitzallen, N., Fluck, A., Penesis, I., Leon de la Barra, B., Ranmuthugala, D., Seen, A., & Thomas, G. (2013). Evaluating and selecting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) resources: capacity building for teachers in regional and rural schools. DIICCSRTE, Australian Mathematics and Science Partnership Program, $378 550.

  • Callingham, R., Hay, I., Beswick, K., Chick, H., & Nicholson, T. (2013-2015). Powerful knowledge: Mapping out standards of teachers’ knowledge for teaching Mathematics and English to achieve the goals of the curriculum. ARC Discovery grant (DP130103144), $181 000.

  • Fraser, S., Beswick, K., Callingham, R., Hay, I., Moltow, D., Chick, H., Brett, P., & Muir, T. (2013-2014). Improving literacy and numeracy across Years 5-8 in response the outcomes of NAPLAN results in Years 7 and 9, Tasmanian Department of Education, $200 000.

  • Kilpatrick, S., Beswick, K., Penesis, I., Thomas, G., Callingham, R., Skalicky, J., Fitzallen, N., & Leon de la Barra, B. (2013). Development of mathematics pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses. Office of Learning and Teaching (DIISRTE), $219 000.

  • Hay, I., Beswick, K., Cranston, N., Allen, J., & Watson, J. (2011-2014). Student retention beyond the compulsory schooling years in rural, regional and disadvantaged communities. ARC Linkage grant (LP110200828) with The Tasmanian Department of Education, $384 098.

  • Callingham, R. & Beswick, K. (2010-2012). Building the Culture of Evidence-Based Practice in Teacher Preparation for Mathematics Teaching. Australian Learning and Teaching Priority Projects grant, $335 000.

  • Watson, J. & Beswick, K. (2010). Numeracy Summer School, Tasmanian Department of Education, $4000.

  • Beswick, K. (2007). Building Mathematics Teaching and Leadership Capacity. SiMERR Tasmania/Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, $14 000.

  • Beswick, K. (2005-2008). Critical friend for five clusters in rounds 1 and 3 of the Australian Schools Innovation in Science, Technology and Mathematics (ASISTM) Project. Australian Catholic University, $47 015.

  • Watson, J., Beswick, K., & Brown, N. (2005-2007). Providing the Mathematical Foundation for an Innovative Australia within Reform Based Learning Environments (MARBLE). ARC Linkage grant (LP0560543) with The Tasmanian Department of Education and Catholic Education Office, $396,483

  • Watson, J., Brown, N., Fluck, A., Beswick, K. (2005-2007). The National Centre of Science, ICT and Mathematics for Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR Australia): Tasmanian hub, $120 000.

  • Beswick, K. (2005). Mathematics Professional Learning, Scotch Oakburn College, $1710.

  • Watson, J. & Beswick, K. (2004-2006). Being Numerate in the Middle Years, Tasmanian Department of Education, $72 000.

  • Beswick, K. (2004). Numeracy for Students with Particular Learning Requirements K-8, Australian Government Quality Teacher Program, $3210.

  • Barrett, M., Bridge, D., Andrews, R., Beswick, K., & Swabey, K. (2003). Effective teaching and learning practices for students with learning difficulties initiatives, Department of Education, $50 000.

2017: Life membership of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers

2014: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Research Award

2012: Office of Learning and Teaching, Teaching Excellence Award

2008: Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

 

 

Memberships:

  • Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)
  • International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME)
  • Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
  • Mathematical Association of Tasmania (MAT)
  • Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT)
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

 

Academic editorial roles:

  • Associate Editor - Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education (2015 - 2022)
  • Editorial board member - International Journal of Science and Mathematics Teacher Education (2015 - )
  • Editorial board member - Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom (2005-2007, 2011- )
  • Co-editor - Proceedings of the 39th annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (2015)
  • Co-editor - Proceedings of the 30th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (2007)
  • Co-editor - Australian Mathematics Classroom (2008-2011)

 

Other International engagement:

  • Convenor of the 2024 International Congress of Mathematics Education to be held in Sydney in 2024, (2020-2024).
  • Australia’s representative on the International Commission on Mathematics Instruction, (2018- )
  • Member of the International Committee of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (2015-2018)
  • Member of the survey team for the International Conference on Mathematics Education addressing the topic, Assistance of students with mathematical learning difficulties – How can research support practice? (2016)
  • Member of the organizing committee for the Mathematical Literacy Topic Study Group at the International Conference on Mathematics Education (2013-2016)
  • Chair of the Local Organising Committee for the 39th annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (2014-2015)

 

Other National Engagement:

  • Member of the Numeracy Expert Group advising the Australian Council for Educational Research on the ongoing development and implementation of the numeracy assessment for pre-service teachers (2016- )
  • Member of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) reference group on primary specialisations (2016)
  • Writer of the AITSL outcome statement for the primary mathematics specialisation (2016)
  • Member of the survey team on Assistance of students with mathematical learning difficulties – How can research support practice? for the 13th International Congress on Mathematics Education (2016)
  • Chair of the Queensland College of Teachers’ Numeracy Expert Panel for the second monitoring cycle for initial teacher education (2015-2016)
  • Member of the AITSL numeracy panel for benchmark setting for the Accreditation of Initial Teacher Education Programs in Australia: Standards and Procedures (2015-2016)
  • Member of the Australian Government’s Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (2014)
  • Member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts, (2014-2016)
  • Member of the Education Advisory Committee of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (2012-2013)
  • Chair of the Subcommittee for Mathematics and Statistics Education in Schools of the Australian Academy of Science’s National Committee for Mathematical Sciences’ work to develop a decadal plan for the mathematical sciences (2012-2015)
  • Member of the Subcommittee for Mathematics and Statistics Education in Universities of the Australian Academy of Science’s National Committee for Mathematical Sciences’ work to develop a decadal plan for the mathematical sciences (2012-2015)
  • President – Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (2012-2014)
  • Member of the International Assessments Joint National Advisory Committee (the key advisory body to support Australia’s participation in international assessments of school students, including PISA and TIMSS (2012-2014)
  • Chair of joint organising committee of the 30th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia and the 21st biennial conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (2005-2007)
  • President of Mathematical Association of Tasmania (2005-2007)