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I have broad research interests in Pasifika education and the teaching and learning of mathematics. Both in the UK and in New Zealand I have been involved in collaborative work with teachers and students across the country to facilitate change in their mathematics classrooms. My previous research while working at Plymouth University included a strong focus on developing early algebraic reasoning in primary classrooms. This included a focus on teacher professional development, classroom and mathematical practices, and student perspectives. Since my return to New Zealand I have a growing interest in the development of culturally responsive teaching for Pasifika students in the mathematics classroom. Central to this area is the need to consider the cultural, linguistic and social contexts of Pasifika students and to develop stronger home/community and school partnerships.
Jodie Hunter is a lecturer in the Institute of Education and teaches papers in the area of Mathematics Education and Pasifika education. She has previously worked in the area of mathematics education at Plymouth University, UK in the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching and Learning. Her research interests include effective mathematics teaching and culturally responsive teaching for Pasifika learners.
Mathematics education, Pasifika education, Equity and diversity, Early Algebra, Student perspectives, Professional development, Culturally responsive teaching
21st Century Citizenship
Field of research codes
Curriculum and Pedagogy (130200): Education (130000): Education Systems (130100): Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208): Pacific Peoples Education (130311): Primary Education (excl. Maori) (130105): Specialist Studies in Education (130300): Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Mathematics education, Pasifika education
Project Title: Exploration of Pasifika funds of knowledge in Mathematics
Date Range: 2020 - 2023
Funding Body: Royal Society of New Zealand