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Linda Galligan is an Associate Professor and has been working at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) since 1988.  She is in the School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmnetal Sciences working as the School Coordinator Learning and Teaching; the Discipline Coordinator Mathematics and Statistics and the Academic Liaison Officer. She also teaches into first year mathematics courses. She completed a PhD in mathematics education in 2011.

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Interests (Details)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • First year mathematics
  • Numeracy at university level (embedding mathematics in the context of professional degrees, e.g. engineering, education, nursing)
  • Language and Mathematics (impact of language on the understanding of mathematics)
  • Using Technology (Tablet PCs and mobile devices) to enhance mathematics teaching and learning
  • Mathematics Education (Preservice teachers' understanding of mathematics (including modelling))

Education History (Details)

Qualification Attachments
Developing a model of academic numeracy in university programs: A case study from nursing.
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THE ROLE OF LANGUAGE-SWITCHING IN BILINGUAL STUDENTS’ PROCESSING OF MATHEMATICS (Project)
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Comparison of English and Chinese Mathematical Word Problems.
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Majors in Mathematics and History
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BA (Bachelor of Arts) at UQ
1973 - 1977
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USQ ePrints

Galligan, Linda (2013) A systematic approach to embedding academic numeracy at university. Higher Education Research and Development, 32 (5). pp. 734-747. ISSN 0729-4360

Galligan, Linda (2013) Academic numeracy as a framework for course development. In: 19th International Conference of Adults Learning Mathematics - A Research Forum (ALM 2013): Synergy: Working Together to Achieve more than the Sum of the Parts , 26-29 Jun 2013, Auckland, New Zealand.

Galligan, Linda and Taylor, Janet A. (2008) Adults returning to study mathematics. In: Research in mathematics education in Australasia 2004-2007. New Directions in Mathematics and Science Education (12). Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, Netherlands, pp. 99-118. ISBN 978-90-8790-499-9

Galligan, Linda and Loch, Birgit and Lawrence, Jill (2010) An integrative approach to building professional attributes in a first year nursing course: description and preliminary analysis of academic numeracy. In: ICME11: Adult Mathematics Education, 6-13 Jul 2008, Monterrey, Mexico.

Galligan, Linda (2013) Becoming competent, confident and critically aware: tracing academic numeracy development in nursing. Adults Learning Mathematics: An International Journal, 8 (1). pp. 20-30. ISSN 1744-1803

Galligan, Linda (2010) Becoming more numerate: the journey of Tania. In: 33rd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA33): Shaping the Future of Mathematics Education , 3-7 Jul 2010, Fremantle, Australia.

Galligan, Linda and Loch, Birgit and Lawrence, Jill (2010) Building academic numeracy in a first year nursing course using an evaluative model of program development. In: ICME 11: Adult Mathematics Education, 6-13 Jul 2008, Monterrey, Mexico.

Galligan, Linda and McDonald, Christine and Hobohm, Carola and Loch, Birgit and Taylor, Janet (2015) Conceptualising, implementing and evaluating the use of digital technologies to enhance mathematical understanding: reflections on an innovation–development cycle. In: Educational developments, practices and effectiveness: global perspectives and contexts. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., pp. 137-160. ISBN 9781137469939

Galligan, Linda (2016) Creating words in mathematics. Australian Mathematics Teacher, 72 (1). pp. 21-30. ISSN 0045-0685

Lawrence, Jill and Loch, Birgit and Galligan, Linda (2010) Employing interdisciplinary collaborations to redefine academic practices in a university Nursing program. In: 33rd HERDSA Annual Conference: Research and Development in Higher Education: Reshaping Higher Education (HERDSA 2010), 6-9 July 2010, Melbourne, Vic., Australia.


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Employment History (Details)

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Mathematics Discipline Coordinator and Academic Liaison with the School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences. Roles include: liaising with other sections of the university; liaising with schools and community to promote mathematics.
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Mathematics Coordinator and Academic Liaison with the Departmant of Mathematics & Computing. Roles include: liaising with other sections of the university; liaising with schools and community to promote mathematics.
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Learning and Teaching Support Unit, Academic Leaning Support and Learning & Teaching Enhancement for the Faculty of Sciences
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Lecturer: USQ
1995 - 2006
Lecturer at OPACS/LTSU, USQ. Coordinator of The Learning Centre; Examiner and tutor for various mathematics courses in Enabling programs Tertiary Preparation Program TTP) and UNIPREP (for international students)
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Mathematics, History
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Certifications, Accreditations, and Awards (Details)

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Exemplary teaching in a preparatory program for international students (with Lyndal Wood, Carmel Barrett, Ann Dashwood & Barbara Harmes)Background information: http://www.usq.edu.au/users/galligan/uniprep/uniprep.HTM
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For a decade of leadership and exemplary practice in evidence-based curriculum development for mathematics learning support for USQ students studying on and off campus. (with Janet Taylor)
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