Dr Lisa Jean Darragh
2014 - PhD Education (mathematics); 2006 – Masters of Education (first class honours); 1997 – Bachelor of Education; 1996 – Diploma of Teaching (primary)
Previous professional experience:
- 2018 – (current) Lecturer, University of Auckland, Faculty of Education and Social work
- 2015-2017 Post-Doctoral Fellow CMM y CIAE, Universidad de Chile, Santiago.
- 2014 Guest lecturer “MATHS 302”, University of Auckland
- 2013 Marking assistant, AUT (Auckland University of Technology)
- 2012-2014 Education consultant (Maths Technologies)
- 2010-2011 Member of TRLI funded research team: Mathematics Undergraduate Teaching: Perspectives and Interactions
- 2003-2009 (& 1999-2000) Head of curriculum, mathematics: Kowhai Intermediate School, Auckland
- 2001-2002 Grade 9 mathematics, science, health teacher: Qitiqliq High School, Nunavut, Canada
- 1997-1998 Teacher: Birkdale Intermediate School, Auckland
Professional Roles and Affiliations:
Member of International committee MES, MERGA, NZARE, PMA, IOWME
University Committees served on: 2018 - (current) CURRPD research committee; 2011-2014 PGSA Education committee
Research | Current
My main research platform is the area of mathematics identity. This extends to both the performance and the recognition of identity in school students and pre and in-service teachers. My research includes looking at available scripts or ways of being within local and wider contexts. I take a socio-political perspective on this theme and others, such as neoliberalism within mathematics education. I am also interested in reflexive and alternative methodologies within the qualitative paradigm.
PhD Thesis: Raising the curtain of mathematics identity: The drama of transition to secondary school Masters Thesis: Students’ Peer Learning Choices in Mathematics.
Teaching | Current
All levels of mathematics education in CURRPD
I welcome new masters and PhD students, especially those interested in mathematics education and / or issues of learner and teacher identity
- 2015 – Fondecyt post-doc funding
- 2013 – Presenters prize at Faculty of Education Doctoral and Postgraduate Symposium.
- 2012 – Finalist in 3 minute thesis competition at Auckland University
- 2011 – First place (equal) presentation at Mathematics Department Student Research Conference
- 2011 – University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship
- 2010 – CLNZ Educational Publishing Award – Best book or series in primary education (for ‘Maths in the Media’) see: http://bpanz.org.nz/?option=com_content&view=article&id=122&Itemid=35
- 2005 – NZEI (New Zealand Education Institution) study award
Areas of expertise
Mathematics and statistics education
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Darragh, L., & Valoyes-Chavez, L. (2019). Blurred lines: producing the mathematics student through discourses of special educational needs in the context of reform mathematics in Chile. EDUCATIONAL STUDIES IN MATHEMATICS, 101 (3), 425-439. 10.1007/s10649-018-9875-7
- Darragh, L., & Radovic, D. (2019). "To Tia with love": Chilean mathematics teacher identities after professional development. ZDM-MATHEMATICS EDUCATION, 51 (3), 517-527. 10.1007/s11858-018-01023-7
- Lisa Darragh (2018). Loving and Loathing: Portrayals of School Mathematics in Young Adult Fiction. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 49 (2), 178-178. 10.5951/jresematheduc.49.2.0178
- Darragh, L. (2017). Performing girl and good at mathematics: Scripts in young adult fiction. In A. Chronaki (Ed.) Mathematics in life and times of crisis: Proceedings of the ninth international mathematics education in society conference, 1, 232-236. Volos, Greece: MES9.
- Darragh, L. (2017). Fears and desires: Researching teachers in neoliberal contexts. In A. Chronaki (Ed.) Mathematics Education in life and times of crisis: Proceedings of the ninth international mathematics education and society conference, 1, 227-231. Volos, Greece.
- Darragh, L. (2016). Identity research in mathematics education. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 93 (1), 19-33. 10.1007/s10649-016-9696-5
- Darragh, L. (2016). Obstáculos y oportunidades después del desarrollo profesional en matemática primaria. In S. Estrella, M. Goizueta, C. Guerrero, A. Mena, J. Mena, E. Montoya, A. Morales, M. Parranguez, E. Ramos, Vásquez P (Eds.) Actas. XX jornadas nacionales de educación matemática, 420-423. Valparaiso, Chile.
- Darragh, L. (2015). Recognising gender in mathematics identity performances-Playing the fool?. In S. Mukhopadhyay, B. Greer (Eds.) Proceedings of the eighth international mathematics education and society conference, 2, 441-454. Portland, OR, USA: MES8.