Associate Professor Gloria Stillman - Nat Sch of Education (Faculty of Education and Arts)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


My expertise is in mathematics education and in particular researching metacognition and the teaching, learning and assessing of real world applications and mathematical modelling.


Phone :(03) 5336 5329 (Ballarat)
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Research Interests

Mathematics ; Mathematics Education ; Real-World ; Application ; Mathematical Modelling ; metacognition ; Teacher practice ;

Methods Expertise

Quantitative & Qualitative ; Qualitative Analysis ; Grounded Theory ; Case-Study Research ; Design-based research ;

Research Projects

Selected Publications


Brown, J., & Stillman, G. , in Developing the roots of modelling conceptions: 'mathematical modelling is the life of the world'. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 48(3), 353-373.

Galbraith, P., Stillman, G., & Brown, J. , in The primacy of 'noticing': a key to successful modelling. In G.A. Stillman, W. Blum, & G. Kaiser (Eds.), Mathematical modelling and applications: Crossing and researching boundaries in mathematics education (pp. 83-94). Cham: Springer.


Stillman, G., & Brown, J. , in Evidence of implemented anticipation in mathematising by beginning modellers. Mathematics Education Research Journal, 26(4), 763-789.


Stillman, G., & Ng, K.E.D. (2013). Embedding authentic real world tasks into secondary mathematics curricula, in A. Damlamian, J.F. Rodrigues, & R. Strasser (Eds.), Educational interfaces between mathematics and industry (pp. pp. 299-307). Cham, Switzerland: Springer

Stillman, G., Brown, J., Faragher, R., Geiger, V., & Galbraith, P. (2013). , in The role of textbook tasks in developing a socio-critial perspective on mathematical modelling. In G. Stillman, G. Kaiser, W. Blum & J. Brown (Eds.), Mathematical Modelling: Connecting to Practice . Dordrecht: Springer.

Stillman, G. A., Kaiser, G., Blum, W., & Brown, J. P. (Eds.). (2013). Teaching mathematical modelling: Connecting to research and practice. Dordrecht: Springer. 627 + xv pp.


Stillman, G., & Galbraith, P. Mathematical modelling: Some issues and reflections, in W. Blum, R. Borromeo Ferri & K. Maass (Eds.), Mathematikunterricht in kontext von realitaet, kultur und lehrerprofessionalitaet (pp. 97-105). Wiesbaden: Springer Spektrum.


Stillman, G. Applying metacognitive knowledge and strategies in applications and modelling tasks at secondary school, in In G. Kaiser, W., Blum, R., Borromeo Ferri, R., & G. Stillman, (Eds.), Trends in teaching and learning of mathematical Modelling. New York: Springer

Stillman, G., & Brown, J. Pre-service secondary mathematics teachers' affinity with using modelling tasks in teaching years 8-10. , in In G. Kaiser, W., Blum, R., Borromeo Ferri, R., & G. Stillman, (Eds.), Trends in teaching and learning of mathematical modelling, (pp. 289-298). New York: Springer.

G. Kaiser, W.Blum, R. Borromeo-Ferri & G. Stillman (Eds.). Trends in teaching and learning of mathematical modelling.New York: Springer


Implementing applications and modelling in secondary schools: Issues for teaching and learning, in Mathematical applications and modelling: Yearbook 2010 Association of Mathematics Educators


Schwarz, B., Leung, I., Buchholtz, N., Kaiser, G., Stillman, G., Brown, J., & Vale, C. (2008). Future teachersa?? professional knowledge on argumentation and proof: A case study from three countries. , in ZDM-The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 40(5), 791-811.


Identifying key transition activities for enhanced engagement in mathematical modelling, in Identities, cultures and learning spaces, Proceedings of the Twenty Ninth annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)

Galbraith, P., & Stillman, G. A framework for identifying student blockages during transitions in the modelling process., in ZDM, 38(2), 143-162.


Can the notion of affordances be of use in the design of a technology enriched mathematics curriculum?, in Mathematics Education for the third millennium: Towards 2010, Proceedings of the 27th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia