OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES
The locus of the XE inquiry is positioned within several key qualitative project activities.
These include: a national review and audit of professional practices and pathway programs (Schooling & University); collaborations with the AAMT to produce relevant XE mathematics teacher resources; consultations with Indigenous students, educators, academics, Indigenous teachers and other stakeholders; and the collection of appropriate data.
Through these activities the success of the program and the project objectives were measured.
A national audit and review of current professional practices, mathematical teaching resources and university outreach programs, including case studies of culturally responsive pedagogical practice across Australia.
Collaboration with the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT) with respect to the design and development of an online professional learning web portal for mathematics teachers, with professional learning modules developed in collaboration with 4 Australian Maths and Science Partnerships Program (AMSPP) partners.
Extensive consultation with over 500 Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, as well as mathematics and numeracy educators, academic staff, mathematics curriculum experts, Indigenous teachers and other stakeholders in the design, delivery and evaluation of the project.
The continued promotion and discussion of XE project themes through national conferences, forums, Indigenous student events, and professional learning events for teachers.
The establishment of an XE National Website which has provided a repository for XE case studies, project findings, digital learning resources and other XE related information.
Collation of wide-ranging qualitative data which has placed Indigenous voices at the centre of this research. The variety of data collected in this project speaks to hearing and understanding Indigenous students and educators in the contexts of teaching and learning mathematics and STEM.
Collaborations with AMSPP Project Partners in the development of the AAMT Dimensions portal, and the timely provision of progress reports to the Office of the Chief Scientist.