Dr Yoshitaka Nakakoji

PhD(Sydney), MSc, MPAcc(Ext)(UNSW), GradDipEd(Secondary), BSc, GradCert-Research Methodologies(Sydney)
Research Associate, Educational Measurement and Assessment Hub

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.

His PhD project 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/problem solving

Keywords:psychometrics, Rasch analysis, rubric, university strategic plan, assessment, standards referencing

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

Associations

Member of Educational Measurement Interest Group

Member of the Mathematics Education Society of Japan

Member of TECUM in Japan

Awards and honours

Australian Postgraduate Award 2012-2015

NSW IER Grant, 2013

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Nakakoji, Y., Wilson, R. (2018). First-year mathematics and its application to science: Evidence of transfer of learning to physics and engineering. Education Sciences, 8(1). [More Information]
  • 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. (2016). Exploration of transfer of first year undergraduate mathematical learning to science. 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-13), Hamburg, Germany.
  • Nakakoji, Y., Wilson, R., Poladian, L. (2015). Transfer of first year mathematical learning in stem disciplinary university assessment (Poster). The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education 2015 (The 21st UniServe Science Conference), Perth, WA, Australia.
  • Nakakoji, Y., Wilson, R., Poladian, L. (2015). Transfer of mathematical learning to science: First year university students' and academics' perspectives. 10th Southern Hemisphere Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (Elephant Delta 2015), Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
  • 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 2013), Canberra: University of Sydney.

2018

  • Nakakoji, Y., Wilson, R. (2018). First-year mathematics and its application to science: Evidence of transfer of learning to physics and engineering. Education Sciences, 8(1). [More Information]

2016

  • Nakakoji, Y., Wilson, R. (2016). Exploration of transfer of first year undergraduate mathematical learning to science. 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-13), Hamburg, Germany.

2015

  • Nakakoji, Y., Wilson, R., Poladian, L. (2015). Transfer of first year mathematical learning in stem disciplinary university assessment (Poster). The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education 2015 (The 21st UniServe Science Conference), Perth, WA, Australia.
  • Nakakoji, Y., Wilson, R., Poladian, L. (2015). Transfer of mathematical learning to science: First year university students' and academics' perspectives. 10th Southern Hemisphere Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (Elephant Delta 2015), Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

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 2013), Canberra: University of Sydney.

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