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 for Middle School Teachers (Level 1; CNS)
  • ED1492: Teaching Mathematics and Numeracy in Primary and Early Childhood Settings (Level 1; ONL, TSV & CNS)
  • ED2193: Mathematics Education for Primary School 1 (Level 2; CNS)
  • ED3098: Specialist Primary Mathematics Curriculum (Level 3; CNS)
  • ED3497: Mathematics Education for Primary School 2 (Level 3; ONL & CNS)
  • ED5978: Collecting, Analysing and Reporting Data: Leading for Learning (Level 5; TSV & CNS)
  • Mathematical representation
  • Technology enabled active learning spaces
  • Enhanced online engagement and learning
  • Science literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Environmental sustainability
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2020: Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • 2011: Antrology Australia, Cairns Institute and the Indigenous Reference Group on evaluation of the Indigenous Male Health Module
  • 2012: Postcards of the Environment - Using Arts-Based Methods to determine children's understandings of the environment
  • 2013: National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) in partnership with LH Martin Institute redesign grant - Education for Cultural Diversity
  • 2015: Teaching and Learning grant supporting a project that utilises the School of Education Professional Standards for Teachers – Graduate (APST) Pebblepad ePortfolio templates
  • JCU 2014 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
  • Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) - Full Teacher Registration
  • Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)
  • Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT)
  • Queensland Association of Mathematics Teachers (QAMT)
  • Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA)
  • Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA)
  • International Society for Leadership in Pedagogies and Learning (IslPAL)

These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.

Journal Articles
Book Chapters
Conference Papers
  • Chinofunga M, Chigeza P and Taylor S (2022) Procedural Flowcharts can Enhance Senior Secondary Mathematics. Mathematical Confluences and Journeys: proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. In: MERGA 44: 44th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia: mathematical confluences and journeys, 3-7 July 2022, Launceston, TAS, Australia

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 41+ research outputs authored by Dr Philemon Chigeza from 2007 onwards.


Advisory Accreditation: I can be on your Advisory Panel as a Primary or Secondary Advisor.

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.

  • A Case Study Exploring A Peer-Teaching Mentoring Program To Support Year Six Students In Far North Queensland (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Education for Sustainability in Civics and Citizenship Education (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

Connect with me
Share my profile
Share my profile:

Advisory Accreditation
Advisor Mentor
Find me on…
Icon for Scopus Author page Icon for ORCID profile Icon for Google Scholar profile Icon for ResearcherID page

Similar to me

  1. A/Prof Helen Boon
  2. Dr Sophie Raynor
    Physical Sciences
  3. A/Prof Shaun Belward
    Physical Sciences
  4. Samson Ogunlade
    Public Health & Tropical Medicine