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Ms. Elizabeth Oldham

Adjunct Assistant Professor (Pure & Applied Mathematics)
18 WESTLAND ROW


Elizabeth Oldham's main work is in the field of mathematics education. She has a long association with cross-national studies of curriculum and attainment: she was a member of the international Curriculum Analysis Group for the Second International Mathematics Study in the 1980s; she worked with the Educational Research Centre in Dublin with regard to curriculum aspects of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study in the 1990s; and she is currently a member of the National Advisory Committee for the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the National TIMSS [Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study] Post-Primary Advisory Group. She served as an Education Officer (Mathematics) for the Irish National Council for Curriculum and Assessment while the school mathematics courses were being revised in the 1990s. Her current work is chiefly on aspects of teaching and learning mathematics, particularly with regard to teachers' and prospective teachers' philosophies of mathematics and mathematical identities, but also on prospective teachers' understanding of concepts. Her other main field of interest is the use of ICTs in education. She served on the ICT Steering Committee of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, and now works especially with colleagues in the Trinity College Centre for Research in IT in Education. With the revival of interest in computer programming in schools, she is also engaged in research in this area. She is a former President of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland (2000-2002). At present she is co-chair of a Research and Development Centre ("Science and Mathematics Education") of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe. She is currently Vice-Chair of the Dublin Branch of the Irish Mathematics Teachers' Association and has chaired the Dublin Branch of the Computer Education Society of Ireland; she serves on the national executives of both bodies. A former teacher at Alexandra College, Dublin, she is now on the school's Council (governing body).
  Comparative Education   Computer Education/Literacy   Educational/Instructional Technology   Elementary/Secondary Education   Mathematics Education   Precollegiate Education--Science/Mathematics   Teacher Education
 The Programming Studio
 An exploration of Mathematical Identity using Narrative as a Tool (MINT)
 The effect of calculator use on mathematics in schools and in Certificate examinations

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Reviewer for Irish Educational Studies Current
Reviewer for the European Journal of Teacher Education Current
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Medium Medium Medium
German Medium Basic Basic
Irish Medium Basic Basic
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Educational Studies Association of Ireland 1977 Present
Association for Teacher Education in Europe 1981 Present
Irish Mathematics Teachers' Association 1970 Present
Computer Education Society of Ireland 1973 Present
Irish Mathematical Society 2014 Present
Oldham, Elizabeth; Cowan, Pamela; Millwood, Richard; Strong, Glenn; Bresnihan, Nina; Amond, Mags; Hegarty, Lisa, Developing Confident Computational Thinking through Teacher Twinning Online, International Journal of Smart Education and Urban Society (IJSEUS) , 9, (1), 2018, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Mathematics education in Ireland in, editor(s)Gabriele Kaiser , Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education, New York, NY, Springer International , 2017, pp347 - 352, [Maurice OReilly, Therese Dooley, Elizabeth Oldham and Gerry Shiel], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI
Elizabeth Oldham, Pamela Cowan, Richard Millwood, Glenn Strong, Nina Bresnihan, Mags Amond, and Lisa Hegarty, Developing confident computational thinking through teacher twinning online, 2017 ATEE Spring Conference - Innovation, Technologies and Research in Education, Riga, Latvia, 12-13th May 2017, 2017, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Aibhín Bray, Elizabeth Oldham and Katriona O'Sullivan, A Study of Readiness for the Integration of 21st Century Practices in the Mathematics Classrooms, 10th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education, Dublin, 1-5 February 2017, 2017, Conference Paper, SUBMITTED
Egan, A., FitzGibbon, A., Johnston, K. & Oldham. E., , Use of Technology by Pre-Service Teachers on School Placement - An Irish Perspective, International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED), Valencia, 6-8th March, edited by L. Gomez Chova, A. Lopez Martinez, I. Candel Torres , 2017, pp1345 - 1354, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Elizabeth Oldham, Pamela Cowan, Richard Millwood, Glenn Strong, Nina Bresnihan, Mags Amond, and Lisa Hegarty, CTwins: Does Computational Thinking win when Coding Twins are born?, Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Cork, Ireland, 20-22 April 2017, 2017, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Aibhín Bray, Elizabeth Oldham and Ciarán Bauer, Mathematics & Science Teaching in the Contemporary Classroom: Current Perspectives and Suggestions for Professional Development, 2017 ATEE Annual Conference - Changing Perspectives and Approaches in Contemporary Teaching, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 23-25 October 2017, 2017, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Richard Millwood and Elizabeth Oldham, Computer Science in Schools in England and Ireland - context and current developments in 2017, Redin - Revista Educacional Interdisciplinar, 2017, Notes: [Extended version of keynote address to 22nd Conference on Education, Technology and Society, October 2017], Journal Article, SUBMITTED
Lawlor, J., Conneely, C., Oldham, E., Marshall, K., & Tangney B., Bridge21: Teamwork, Technology and Learning - A pragmatic model for effective 21C Team-based Learning, Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2017, Journal Article, IN_PRESS  DOI
Murchan, D., & Oldham, E., Exploring the role of computer-based assessments in diagnosing students' mathematical errors in primary education in Ireland, Irish Educational Studies, 2017, Notes: [Published online; hard-copy version to follow], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
  

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Richard Millwood and Elizabeth Oldham, Computer Science in Schools in England and Ireland - context and current developments in 2017, 22º Seminário de Educação, Tecnologia e Sociedade (22nd Conference on Education, Technology and Society), Facultades Integradas de Taquara, Taquara, Brazil, 10-16 October 2017, 2017, Notes: [Invited keynote paper for online conference - video available at https://youtu.be/U8jjupSeMzk], Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Elizabeth Oldham, Setting the scene, Symposium on the proposed new Leaving Certificate course on Computer Science, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, 16 September 2017, 2017, Notes: [Invited presentation at the symposium run by the Computers in Education Society of Ireland.], Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Patsy Stafford, Elizabeth Oldham and Valerie O'Dowd, Ratio and proportional thinking: a study in an Irish context, British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics Day Conference, Dublin, 27-28 February 2015, edited by C. Smith , 35, (1), BSRLM, 2015, pp78 - 83, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Elizabeth Oldham, Fr. Ingram Memorial Lecture, 2014: Celebrating the past, embracing the present and preparing for future change, Irish Mathematics Teachers Association Newsletter, 114, 2014, p6 - 9, Notes: [Invited lecture on the occasion of the Annual Conference and Golden Jubilee Dinner of the Irish Mathematics Teachers Association], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Elizabeth Oldham, Mathematics education: Taking stock, examining practice, developing policy?, Why Maths Matters - responding to the challenges of mathematics education in Ireland: Taking stock, examining practice, developing policy, University of Limerick, 8 March 2013, edited by Gráinne O'Donovan , Higher Education Authority, 2013, pp50 - 62, Notes: [Keynote address], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Elizabeth Oldham, Mathematics education reform in Ireland: directions and dilemmas, Trends in Mathematics Education, University College Cork, 26 November 2012, 2012, Notes: [Invited paper; extended abstract available in the Book of Abstracts, edited by Paul Conway, Vanessa Rutherford and Michael Delargey, pp42 - 44], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Logo as part of the B. Ed. course: Helping students to think and to learn mathematics? in, editor(s)Robbie O'Leary and John O'Mahony , ICTs in the primary school: Teaching and learning for the 21st Century, Dublin, Dublin West Education Centre, 2010, pp219 - 224, [Elizabeth Oldham], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Elizabeth Oldham & Ruth Forrest, Divide and conquer? Add and subtract? Approaches to strengthening the mathematical content knowledge of teacher education students for primary schools in Ireland, Teacher Education, Facing the Intercultural Dialogue: 33rd Conference of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe, Brussels, 23-27 August 2008, edited by N. Engels & A. Libotton , Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2009, pp165 - 179, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Elizabeth Oldham, Lessons Learned: What International Assessments Tell Us About Math Achievement, Review of Lessons Learned: What International Assessments Tell Us About Math Achievement, by Tom Loveless , Teachers' College Record, April 07, 2009, 2009, Notes: [Online publication: ID number 15613], Review, PUBLISHED
Sean Close, Elizabeth Oldham, Paul Surgenor, Gerry Shiel, Therese Dooley and Michael O'Leary, The Effects of Calculator Use on Mathematics in Schools and in Certificate Examinations: Final Report on Phase 2, Dublin, St. Patrick's College, 2008, iii-xxi, 1-160, Report, PUBLISHED

  

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Mathematics education, in particular mathematics curriculum, teaching and learning; philosophies of mathematics education and their implications for teaching and learning; mathematical identity; teaching and learning (especially teaching and learning mathematics) with ICTs; computer programming and computational thinking in school curricula