Dr Dung Tran - Nat Sch of Education (Faculty of Education and Arts)
Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor
Dr Dung Tran is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Arts & Education at Australian Catholic University.
Prior to joining ACU, he worked at North Carolina State University, USA for more than two years developing and researching Massive Open Online Courses for Educators (MOOC-Eds). He also worked as Victoria University, Melbourne for two years as a lecturer. He is a native of Hue city, Vietnam, graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA with a PhD in Mathematics Education and a PhD Minor in Statistics. He also earned a Master of Education in Mathematics Education and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in Vietnam.
His research focuses on designing and implementing curricular materials to improve students' quantitative literacy, abilities to use mathematics and statistics to be functional and critical in the home, civic, and work life. This agenda is evident in two related foci: (a) investigating the impact of inclusion of mathematical modelling and applications into curriculum on teaching and learning and (b) documenting ways to develop statistical literacy for students and teachers. He has extensive experience in curriculum analysis and development at the middle and high school levels, conducting sizeable clinical interviews with elementary children, and analysing a diversity of both quantitative and qualitative data.
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Bridging to mathematical modelling: Vietnamese students??? response to different levels of authenticity in contextualised tasks, in International Journal of Mathematics Education in Science and Technolog
Design and impact of MOOCs for mathematics teachers, in Distance learning, e-learning and blended learning of mathematics: International trends in research and development
Examination of Bivariate Data Tasks in US High School Textbooks through the Statistical Investigation and Cognitive Demands Frameworks, in International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
Curriculum Standards Analysis: An important research area, in Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
Statistical Association: Alignment of current U.S. high school textbooks with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, in School Science and Mathematics
The role of probability in developing a conceptual model for simulation approaches to inference, in Statistics Education Research Journal
Geometry and measurement in the middle grades in the Common Core: Whata??s new and how can teachers support student learning? , in School Science and Mathematics