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