Hello hello! I'm Alex.
My own story involves a transition from maths-anxious to maths-passionate.
That transformation started on a visit into a school where maths was treated and experienced very differently to anything I'd seen before.
I've specialised in maths education since.
I've long been working to transform the typical learning experience to better activate and embed...
Autonomy, Creativity, Relevance
Local and Global Citizenship.
What I've learned most recently is....
Better understanding PLAY,
and leveraging PLAY, is key.
What I do:
I conduct education research, development and consulting in the areas listed above.
I also collaborate with outstanding educators on projects that help to:
demonstrate learning through play and playful means - the what, why and how
transform damaging perceptions about learning (especially about learning maths)
reach a healthy balance of 'maths play' at school and in life
Co-creating Our Shared Story, a global community project (2020)
Coordinating education program in Kibera for Spur Afrika (Jan 2020)
Working for the Department of Education in Victoria as/l
Key learning along the way
San Diego, U.S.A
Visiting the High Tech High Elementary schools,
...discovering 'new' maths pedagogies, by chance...
Spending time, and learning about life in Kibera
Working with local educators to facilitate a playful maths morning
Facilitating collaboration among local professionals who mentor students living and attending school in Kibera
Being involved in a learning community project called Our Shared Story.
This was co-created and run 100% remotely - a good way to spend time in 2020!
Helping to get Maths Teacher Circles up and running remotely.
Another good way to pass time in repeated lockdown.