Dr Philemon Chigeza is broadly interested in representation and systems of representation in mathematics education in physical, blended and virtual learning spaces.

Philemon’s earlier research focused on developing capacity building pedagogies that affirm students’ lived languages, experiences and knowledge in their learning. His work explores the notion of agency and students’ negotiation of language and culture in mathematics and science classrooms.

Much of his present research is focused on emerging technology-based curriculum innovation designed to enhance engagement and learning, particularly for blended and virtual spaces. Philemon is also passionate about issues of environmental sustainability and how schools, electronic media and the home can be productively used to work towards a more sustainable and just society.


  • ED1491: Foundations of Mathematics and Numeracy in Education (Level 1; CNS)
  • ED1492: Teaching Mathematics and Numeracy in Primary and Early Childhood Settings (Level 1; CNS & TSV)
  • ED2093: Early Childhood Mathematics and Numeracy (Level 2; ONL)
  • ED2193: Mathematics Education for Primary School (Level 2; CNS)
  • ED3096: Early Childhood Mathematics and Numeracy 2 (Level 3; TSV)
  • ED3098: Specialist Primary Mathematics Curriculum (Level 3; CNS)
  • ED3497: Advanced Mathematics Education (Level 3; CNS)
  • ED5962: Mathematics Education for Primary Teachers (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • ED5978: Collecting, Analysing and Reporting Data: Leading for Learning (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • Mathematical representation
  • Technology enabled active learning spaces
  • Enhanced online engagement and learning
  • Science literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Environmental sustainability
Socio-Economic Objectives

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  • Chigeza P (2016) Beyond binary thinking, knowing and teaching mathematics. [Presented at the 2016 Queensland Association of Maths Teachers Annual Conference]. In: QAMTAC-16: Queensland Association of Maths Teachers Annual Conference: big things STEM from maths, 25-26 June 2016, Cairns, QLD, Australia

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 33+ research outputs authored by Dr Philemon Chigeza from 2007 onwards.


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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Education for Sustainability in the Civics and Citizenship Curriculum. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • An Investigation into enhancing the teaching of calculus-based senior mathematics in Queensland (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • A framework for effective use of digital learning objects within the tertiary online environment (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Peer to peer mentoring to support transitions to secondary schools and develop leadership skills (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)

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