Janelle Hill has been a teacher at Victoria University since 2009. Her current role in the First Year College includes unit development, coordination and teaching of mathematics, science and literacy.

Janelle has also taught at other universities in Melbourne, including Monash University. As a qualified and experienced primary and secondary educator, Janelle’s teaching philosophy is based on providing a supportive, challenging and engaging learning environment for all students.

Janelle has been employed in a range of roles in science, education and social work and worked as a Child Protection Practitioner for several years. These experiences have enhanced the quality of her teaching and continue to provide her students with authentic life experiences that assist them in developing their own knowledge and confidence in education.

As well as having a passion for teaching, Janelle is a life-long learner and continues to develop her knowledge of education through her PhD research into the use of technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics and literacy. Her ongoing study of languages, specifically German, Spanish and French, provide further opportunities to engage with other learners from different cultural perspectives.

Areas of expertise

  • Mathematics education
  • Science education
  • Literacy education
  • Technology education
  • STEM education
  • Technology use in mathematics science and literacy teaching and learning

Contact details

+61 (3) 9919 5811

Publications

Refereed journal articles

  • Forgasz, H.J. & Hill, J. (2012).  Factors implicated in high mathematics achievement. International   Journal of Science and Mathematics Education [E], vol E, Springer, Netherlands, pp. 1-19.
  • Hill, J.C. (2011).  Gender Differences in NAPLAN Mathematics Performance. In J. Clark, B. Kissane, J. Mousley, T. Spencer & S. Thornton (Eds.), Mathematics: Traditions and [New] Practices (Proceedings of the 34th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia).and the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers). Adelaide: AAMT and MERGA.
  • Hill, J.C. (2010).  Calculator Technologies and Females’ Mathematics Learning: A Pilot Study.  In L. Sparrow, B. Kissane, & C. Hurst (Eds.). Shaping the future of mathematics education (Proceedings of the 33rd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia). Fremantle, WA: MERGA.
  • Hill, J.C. & Forgasz, H.J.  (2010). Calculator Technologies and Females’ Mathematics Learning: A Pilot Study.  In S. Howard (Ed.). Australian Association for Research in Education International Education Research Conference Proceedings.  Melbourne: Victoria.

Refereed book chapters

  • Faragher, R., Hill, J., & Clarke, B. (2016). Inclusive Practices in Mathematics Education. In Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2012-2015 (pp. 119-141). Springer: Singapore.
  • Gieger, V., Forgasz, H., Tan, H., Calder, N., & Hill, J. (2012). Technology in Mathematics   education. In Bob Perry, Tom Lowrie, Tracy Logan, Amy MacDonald, Jane Greenlees (Eds.)  (pp. 111-141). Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2008-2011. Sense:The Netherlands.

Conference presentations

  • Hill, J.C. (2018) Diagnosing and remedying pre-service teacher misconceptions in geometry through the use of an adaptive eLearning tool (H5P). H5P Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Hill, J.C. (2015) Use of iPads in Mathematics Teaching and Learning: A Case Study.  Perspectives on Research in Mathematics Education in the next Decade. Spring School at the University of Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany.
  • Hill, J.C. (2015) iPads in Mathematics Education: Views of students. International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) Conference, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Hill, J.C. (2015). Student views on learning mathematics with iPads. Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia conference, Queensland.
  • Hill, J.C. (2015)    iPads in Mathematics: Help or Hindrance? International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference (PMI), Tasmania.

 

Professional experience

Professional memberships

  • International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
  • Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
  • Australian Association for Research in Education