Dr Margaret Marshman - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Margaret Marshman

PhD Griff., GDipEd Griff., BSc(Hons) Griff.

  • Deputy Head of School, Learning and Teaching
  • School of Education and Tertiary Access
  • Senior Lecturer, Mathematics and Physics Education
+61 7 5459 4699
Office location
SD C.2.23
Sunshine Coast
Dr Margaret Marshman

Dr Margaret Marshman is the Program Coordinator for Bachelor of Education Secondary/ Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Education Secondary/ Bachelor of Science. Dr Marshman worked as a physicist in a hospital, laser physics and magnetic resonance imaging before becoming a secondary mathematics and science teacher and mathematics Head of Department on the Gold Coast. She is involved in teacher education in the undergraduate and Master of Teaching programs. Margaret coordinates the Mathematics Teachers Hub of the Sunshine Coast.

Dr Marshman supervises a range of doctoral and masters students in Education. Her research interests include Mathematics Education and Science Education and she is particularly interested in how students formulate and solve mathematical and scientific problems and peoples’ beliefs about mathematics, its teaching and learning. Margaret also researches areas of collaborative learning, middle schooling, statistics education and first year in higher education.

Research areas

  • mathematics education
  • science education
  • problem formulation and solution
  • mathematical investigations
  • collaborative learning
  • mathematical beliefs, attitudes, affect and learning

Teaching areas

  • Mathematics Education at all Levels
  • Secondary Education
  • First Year Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modern Physics

Margaret's area of expertise includes: mathematics, science education, literacy and numeracy, education research.

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