Dr Jeanne Carroll is a Senior Lecturer & Course Advisor of the Bachelor of Education (P-12) in the College of Education, teaching Positive Education, Education Research Methods and Mathematics Education.

Jeanne is particularly interested in the overlap between these three areas. She has developed and implemented a Master of Education unit on Positive Education, which is proving to be very popular with educators from wide ranging contexts including schools and universities from Victoria and overseas.

Jeanne is a past president of the Mathematical Association of Victoria, board member of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers and convenor of the annual conference of the Mathematical Association of Victoria, which provides over 300 options for the 2000 participants who attend each year.

In 2012 she was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Citation for Programmes That Enhance Learning for advancing the university’s engagement with National University of Timor Leste (UNTL) through a collaborative pre-service teacher practicum with UNTL university English language students. Jeanne was also nominated by the Vice Chancellor as one of the top ten lecturers at Victoria University in 2012. This reflects her interest in working with students, teachers and university colleagues in local and international contexts in which English is a second language. She has worked in Bronx NY, doing professional development for teachers of Hispanic students, in remote Central Australia, Timor Leste, Vietnam and China.

Recent publications

Keynote address

Carroll, J. (2012). Mathematics and Architecture: Implementing Non-Euclidean Geometry. Mathematical Association of Victoria, Annual Conference, La Trobe University, Melbourne.

Published papers in refereed conference proceedings

Carroll, J. (2007). Ten easy steps to Mathematics Intervention in your classroom: Is interpreting the research on students who struggle in primary mathematics this easy? In Proceedings of Second International Conference in Science, Technology and Mathematics Education. Mumbai, India: Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education.

Carroll, J. (2005). Teaching mathematics in primary schools: Different types of teachers. In Proceedings of AARE 2005 International Education Research Conference. Sydney: AARE.

Carroll, J. (2005). Developing effective teachers of mathematics: Factors contributing to development in Mathematics Education for primary school teachers. In P. Clarkson, A. Downton, D. Gronn, M. Horne, A. McDonough, R. Pierce, and A. Roche (Eds.), Building Connections: Research Theory and Practice. Proceedings of the 28th Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Melbourne: MERGA.

Book chapters

Carroll, J. & Cacciattolo, M. (2013). Positive education: Pathways to achieving social and academic success. In T. McKenna, M. Cacciattolo & M. Vicars (Eds), Engaging the Disengaged. Australia: Cambridge University Press.

Carroll, J. Cacciattolo, M. & McKenna, T. (2012). Positive education: The use of self-study research methodology to assess its place in higher education. In S. R. Steinberg & G. Cannella (Eds.), Critical Qualitative Research Reader Series: Critical Qualitative Research, Volume 2 (pp-512-523). New York: Peter Lang.

Contributing author to: Siemon, D., Beswick, K., Brady, K., Clark, J., Faragher, R. and Warren, E. (2011). Teaching Mathematics: Foundations to Middle Years. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Conference presentations

Carroll, J., Carpenter, C., McKenna, T. and Cacciattolo, M. (2010). Improving Teacher Education Using Positive Educational Practices. 2nd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy & Society, Paris, France.

Carroll, J. (2009). Mathematics and Architecture. Mathematical Association of Victoria, Annual Conference, La Trobe University, Melbourne.

Carroll, J., Carpenter, C., McKenna, T. and Cacciattolo, M. (2009). Integrating Positive Psychology into a Bachelor of Education Program. Poster presentation, First World Congress in Positive Psychology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Carroll, J. (2007). Developing Multiplicative Thinking. Mathematical Association of Victoria, Annual Conference, La Trobe University, Melbourne.

View Jeanne's publications in the Victoria University Research Repository.

Teaching responsibilties

Jeanner is the Course Advisor for the Bachelor of Education (P-12)

Research grants

Carroll J. with Cacciattolo, M. & McKenna, T., Positive Education in Practice (PEP) at Victoria University. Research funded by the Faculty of Arts, Education and Human Development, Victoria University, 2011.

Carroll J. (Project Director) with Cacciattolo, M. & McKenna, T., Teaching and Learning Project, 2009 ($20,000).

Appearances in the media

Calculators in mathematics education (702 ABC Sydney Afternoons with James Valentine, 10 August 2015).

Weapons of maths destruction: are calculators killing our ability to work it out in our head? (The Conversation, 10 August 2015).

Areas of expertise

  • Education research
  • Mathematics education
  • Positive education
  • Professional development for teachers in mathematics education

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