Intergenerational Differences in Mathematics
This project arose from the outcomes of an earlier ARC-funded project which identified that young people approach their numeracy in ways that are often different from the expectations of teachers, employers and job placement officers. While they may approach their numeracy work in ways that differ from their older colleagues which is often as negative, they bring many strengths to the workplace. Most of these strengths and dispositions have been shaped by digital practices.
The project was led by Professor Robyn Jorgensen (Zevenbergen). The research team consisted of Kelly Zevenbergen, Dr Richard Niesche, Ruth Delaforce, Katrina Meldrum and Steve Thornton.
The industry partners were:
Gold Coast City Council
Gold Coast Institute of TAFE
Merrimac State High School
Queensland Studies Authority
SCISCO Career Pathways