Science Technology Engineering Mathematics and Environmental Education Research Group

Re-imagining futures in STEME

Understudy and Overdose

In this project, final-year preservice teachers tutor first-year nurses in the mathematics needed for science, furthering the mathematical knowledge of both groups. The project gives primary preservice teachers the opportunity to work outside the usual ‘school’ setting, thus broadening their experience, and with students who have a genuine need for mathematics in their daily professional lives. It has proved to be highly effective, significantly raising the mathematics scores of nursing students.

Team members:

  • Dr Jude Ocean, (Deakin University)
  • Dr Ian McGrath (RMIT University)
  • Ms Lauren Parkinson (both of the School of Biological and Health Sciences, RMIT University) .

Publications: PreService Teachers Developing Numeracy Skills in Nurses:A Constructivist Approach

Three further papers coming shortly.