Professor Janette Bobis
SFHEA, BEd(Sydney), MEdAdmin(Hons)(UNSW), PhD(UNSW)
Research Director
Professor of Mathematics Education
Member of China Studies Centre
A35  Education Building
The University of Sydney
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Biographical details
Professor Janette Bobis is a mathematics educator and researcher in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. She teaches in the areas of primary and early childhood mathematics education and curriculum studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her teaching, research and publications focus on two interrelated areas: (a)teacher learning in mathematics education, particularly knowledge, beliefs and practices of primary and middle years teachers; and (b)student learning, predominantly concerned with their motivation and engagement in mathematics and their understanding of estimation and mental computation strategies.
After completing her bachelor's degree, Janette taught in a range of primary schools for eight years. She has previously lectured in earlychildhood education, computer education, primary mathematics education and general curriculum studies at the University of Western Sydney, University of Technology and Macquarie University.
Janette is recipient of several research and teaching awards, including a Thompson Research Fellowship (2014), a national Practical ImplicationsAward (2007) for her research on teacher preservice education, an Early Career Researcher Award (1992), a Commonwealth Prostgraduate Award (1990), a national Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2007), two Vice Chancellor awards for Outstanding Teaching (2009 and 2016) and twoFaculty Excellence in Teaching Awards (2002 and 2016). In 2017 she was granted Senior Fellow by the Higher Education Academy, UK.
Janette is the Research Director of the Sydney School of Education and Social Work. She has previously held a number of other senior administrative roles throughout her career, including Pro Dean and Associate Dean Research, Associate Dean Postgraduate Programs, Director of the Master of Teaching program and Postgraduate Research Student Coordinator.
Research interests
Learning sciences; psychology of education
 Learning, cognition and motivation
Research on teaching and learning
 Mathematics and STEM teacher education and professional learning
 Mathematics education
Keywords: mathematics education, teacher professional development, teacher knowledge, motivation and engagement in mathematics, mental computation
Current research students
Project title  Research student 

Mathematical fluency in action: Observing primary students� mathematical fluency  Katherin CARTWRIGHT 
Mind, Body and Sol(utions) The Impact of DramaInspired Attention Focus Exercise � Mirroring on Mathematical Learning.  Eleni SMYRNIS 
The beliefs and practices of primary school teachers regarding the teaching of number using mathematics manipulatives  Melvin TAN 
Current projects
Current Research Projects
 Leaders in Mathematics Education (LiME) in collaboration with A/Prof. Jenni Way & Dr Heather McMasters.
 Early Years: Encouraging Persistence, Maintaining Challenge (EY: EPMC)in collaboration with Prof. Peter Sullivan, Dr Sharyn Livy, Dr Ann Downton, Dr James Russo, Melody McCormick.

Getting the point: When tracing gestures support learning from a touchscreenbased lesson
in Collaboration with A/Prof. Paul Ginns. (FRSS funding $7,808)
Past Research Projects
 Strengthening the evidencebase in support of ambitious teaching and learning of mathematics. Thompson Research Fellowship Project.
 MYTEAM: Middle Years Transition, Engagement and Achievement in Mathematics Project. Funded by Australian Research Council (Linkage ARC) and in collaboration with Prof. Andrew Martin, A/Prof. Judy Anderson and Dr Jenni Way.
 ETM: Empowering Teachers of Mathematics Project Funded by Australian Research Council (Linkage ARC with CSO Broken Bay) and in collaboration with Dr Jenni way and A/Prof. Judy Anderson.
Associations

Vice President Research, Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc. (2015current)

Associate Editor, Mathematics Teacher Education & Development [MTED], Journal of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. (20102012)

Editorial Board Member, Research in Mathematics Education[RME], a journal of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics [BSRLM]. Published by Taylor and Francis. 2017current)

Editorial Board Member,Mathematics Education Research Journal[MERJ], Journal of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. (20052011) (2016current)

CoEditor Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom. (20042007)
Awards and honours

2017 Awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, UK.

2016 Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Primary Mathematics Education Team Award.

2016 Excellence in Teaching Award, Faculty of Education and Social Work.

2014 Thompson Research Fellowship, the University of Sydney.

2009 Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Sydney.

2007 Practical Implications Award for Research, (jointly sponsored by the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia and Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers)

2007 Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, national teaching award

2002 Excellence in Teaching Award, Faculty of Education and Social Work, USyd

1992 Early Career Research Award, Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia

199092 Australian Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Award, University of NSW
In the media
Selected grants
2017
 Understanding and facilitating learning in emerging knowledge cocreation spaces; Markauskaite L, Reimann P, Goodyear P, Pardo A, Kay J, Shaw T, Poronnik P, Bobis J, Way J, Simpson A, Sutherland L, Curwood J, Jacobson M, BartimoteAufflick K, Yacef K, Koprinska I, Calvo R; DVC Research/Sydney Research Excellence Initiative 2020 (SREI).
 AITSL  TPA Grant  University of Melbourne Consortium  Assessment for Graduate Teaching; Mayer D, Tognolini J, Simpson A, Cotton W, Talbot D, Bobis J, Brownlee P; Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)/Teaching Performance Assessment Grant Program.
2014
 Strengthening the evidencebase in support of ambitious teaching and learning of mathematics; Bobis J; DVC Research/Thompson Fellowships.
2012
 Learning Technology and the Learning Sciences; Goodyear P, Kay J, Jacobson M, Reimann P, Freebody P, Martin J, Dong A, Calvo R, Kummerfeld R, Shaw T, Yacef K, Ellis R, Sharma M, Bobis J, Taylor C, Maton K, Markauskaite L, Chan C, Dey A, Dillenbourg P, Kapur M, Laurillard D, Linn M, Luckin R, Ohlsson S, Pea R, Williams M; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).
2011
 Empowering teachers of middle years mathematics: Becoming selfdirected learners; Bobis J, Way J, Anderson J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).
2008
 Middle Years Transition, Engagement and Achievement in Mathematics  The MYTEAM Project; Fraser A, O'Grady S, Martin A, Bobis J, Anderson J, Way J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).
2007
 Carrick Citation for Excellence in Teaching; Bobis J; The Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education/Carrick citations for outstanding contributions to student learning.
 The development of a communication platform to enhance blended learning using IP based videoconferencing capabilities; Bobis J; University of Sydney/Teaching Improvement and Equipment Scheme (TIES).
2005
 The sustainability of CMIT; Bobis J; NSW Department of Education and Training (NSWDET)/Research Grant.
2004
 The role of facilitators in CMIT; Bobis J; NSW Department of Education and Training (NSWDET)/Research Grant.
 Identifying pedagogy that promotes working mathematically for all students; Bobis J, Anderson J; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).
2002
 Development of Accreditation CD for CMIT; Bobis J, Way J; NSW Department of Education and Training (NSWDET)/Research Grant.
 Review of research on the Early Numeracy project; Bobis J; NSW Department of Education and Training (NSWDET)/Research Grant.
 The Mathematical knowledge, beliefs & practices of preservice primary teachers; Bobis J, Aldridge S; University of Sydney/Seed Funding Grant.
 An investigation of CMIT Stage 2; Bobis J; NSW Department of Education and Training (NSWDET)/Research Grant.
2001
 Accreditation of Count Me In Too; Bobis J, Way J; NSW Department of Education/BLO Project.
 The Mathematical knowledge, beliefs & practices of preservice primary teachers; Bobis J, Aldridge S; University of Sydney/Seed Funding Grant.
Selected publications & creative works

Mathematical Thinking of Preschool Children in Rural and Regional Australia: Research and Practice (ACER Press, 2013)

Mathematics for children: challenging children to think mathematically (4th edition) (Pearson Education Australia, 2013)

Fractions: teaching for understanding (Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, 2011)

Mathematics for children: Challenging children to think mathematically (Pearson Education, 2008)

























































