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Biography

Dr Dung Tran is a senior lecturer in mathematics/STEM education in the Macquarie School of Education, Macquarie University.  Dung’s research focuses on designing and implementing curricular materials to improve students' mathematical literacy, abilities to use mathematics and statistics to be functional and critical in the home, civic, and work life. He has extensive experience in analysing and developing curriculum at the middle and high school levels, conducting sizeable clinical interviews with elementary children, and investigating both quantitative and qualitative data.

He is passionate about empowering mathematics/STEM teachers, including real-life problem solving and equity and social justice in numeracy education. He maintains that teachers are the key agent to make significant changes in class and that their pedagogical content knowledge is foundational for the changes. Hence, he focuses on improving teacher knowledge to help them build their subject matter knowledge and pedagogical strategies that are research-informed and student-oriented.

Education/Academic qualification

Mathematics Education, PhD, University of Missouri

Award Date: 30 Jun 2013

Statistics, PhD Minor, University of Missouri

Award Date: 30 Jun 2013