Dr Yoshitaka Nakakoji

PhD(Sydney), MSc, MPAcc(Ext)(UNSW), GradDipEd(Secondary), BSc, GradCert-Research Methodologies(Sydney)
Postdoctoral Research Associate

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

Yoshi is a postdoctoral researcher in educational measurement and assessment with mathematics and research methods background. He has broad interests across educational evidence, policy and practice with a particular interest in higher education. He has recently published research articles and presented at conferences. His current research aims to develop rubrics for graduate qualities and scales to measure those qualities. His professional knowledge and skills relevant to research have been developed through the completion of several degrees and courses, including mathematics, social research methodologies and methods, and secondary teaching.

He recently completed his PhD, which focused on the nexus between mathematics and science and transfer of mathematical learning at university. He has also taught first year mathematics in the Faculty of Science.

Research interests

Educational Measurement and Assessment

  • Higher education
  • Scale development
  • Graduate qualities
  • Critical thinking

Keywords:psychometrics, Rasch analysis, rubric, university strategic plan, cognitive, socio-emotional, psychomotor

Research on Teaching and Learning

  • Tertiary mathematics education
  • Learning and teaching in higher education
  • STEM education
  • Transfer of learning

Keywords: mathematics, STEM, transfer, interdisciplinary, problem solving, service course

Awards and honours

Australian Postgraduate Award 2012-2015

Conference presentations

Nakakoji, Y., Wilson, R. & Poladian, L. (2015, November).Transfer of mathematical learning to science: first year university students’ and academics’ perspectives. Present at Elephant Delta Conference on the teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics and statistics,Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Nakakoji, Y., Wilson, R. & Poladian, L. (2015, September-October).Transfer of first year mathematical learning in stem disciplinary university assessment. Present at The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, Perth, Australia.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Nakakoji, Y., Wilson, R., Poladian, L. (2014). Mixed methods research on the nexus between mathematics and science. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 22(6), 61-76.

Conferences

  • Nakakoji, Y., Wilson, R. (2014). Maths is a strong predictor of STEM attinment in first year university. 20th Annual UniServe Science Conference: Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME) 2014, Sydney: UniServe Science, University of Sydney.
  • Nakakoji, Y., Wilson, R. (2014). Tertiary educators' perspectives of the nexus between maths and science. Mathematics Education Society of Japan Spring Meeting 2014, Tokyo.
  • Nakakoji, Y., Wilson, R., Poladian, L. (2013). Participation & transfer of learning between tertiary mathematics, science, and engineering education. 19th Annual UniServe Science Conference: Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME), Australia: Uniserve Science.

2014

  • Nakakoji, Y., Wilson, R. (2014). Maths is a strong predictor of STEM attinment in first year university. 20th Annual UniServe Science Conference: Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME) 2014, Sydney: UniServe Science, University of Sydney.
  • Nakakoji, Y., Wilson, R., Poladian, L. (2014). Mixed methods research on the nexus between mathematics and science. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 22(6), 61-76.
  • Nakakoji, Y., Wilson, R. (2014). Tertiary educators' perspectives of the nexus between maths and science. Mathematics Education Society of Japan Spring Meeting 2014, Tokyo.

2013

  • Nakakoji, Y., Wilson, R., Poladian, L. (2013). Participation & transfer of learning between tertiary mathematics, science, and engineering education. 19th Annual UniServe Science Conference: Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME), Australia: Uniserve Science.

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