Melbourne Symposium 2024

Come (in-person or via ZOOM) join us in a half-day symposium to be held on 2 Jul (Tues)! As the program below suggests, this event will not only provide us with a chance to listen to team progress / achievement, but also to share common issues that we encounter in our respective researching work. It […]

The latest ‘values book’ is out!

Our next collection of some of the latest findings in values/valuing research is now published! Editted by three of our colleagues in this area of mathematics educational research, Yüksel Dede, Gosia Marschall, and Philip Clarkson, “Values and valuing in mathematics education: Moving forward into practice” promises to be the go-to guide for designing and implementing […]

Message from Dr Ralf Erens

Dear friends in values research, For the upcoming 30th MAVI conference in September 2024, participantswho want a guaranteed admission to the conference need to pre-registerby February 16th in the pre-registration phase. Due to theextraordinary resonance of MAVI 30 in the community, the conferenceorganisers must have the opportunity to estimate the capacity ofconference rooms and accommodation. […]

Miho’s cross-cultural analysis

Miho Yamazaki spent some time in Melbourne to collect and analyse local data, before conducting a cross-cultural comparative study between Japanese and Australian students. The paper, written in Japanese, is accessible at:

Postdoc opportunity at Uni of Melbourne

The 2025 McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships Scheme is now open for applications, with EOIs due on 8 Mar 2024. This represents an excellent opportunity for early career researchers to conduct a research project here in Melbourne, Australia. If you have a values-related research idea, let me know and we might be able to work out a […]

Latest from our Portuguese team

Our Portuguese team, led by Ana Silvestre, has just published their latest findings on the last day of 2023 re the values embraced by secondary school teachers there. Congrats to the large team researching values in Portugal!Check out the paper by clicking on the ‘publications’ tab, or via the DOI:


Congratulations to Olivia Zhang and Anni E, who had both been successful in their 2024 PhD application for The University of Melbourne to conduct research in our Third Wave Lab. Not only did they do well in the very competitive selection process, they had both also been awarded full scholarships from the Australian government: Melbourne […]

Australian team members – end-of-year catchup

The Australian members of the Third Wave Lab had a catchup over lunch today. We also had Veysel and Mei Shiu with us. They are visiting from our Turkish and Taiwanese teams respectively.In the photo, from L to R:Prof Mei Shiu Chiu (Taiwan)Prof Phil ClarksonRhiannon LowreyProf Wee Tiong SeahYichen PanAngela LiyanageDr Penelope KalogeropoulosJulia HillJustine SakuraiAssoc […]

Announcing the passing of Prof Alan J Bishop

Prof Alan J Bishop’s passing was first announced by Prof Wee Tiong Seah (Australia) to the international maths education research community at the Opening Ceremony of PME Regional Conference 2023 on 2 Dec 2023. That this event took place at Khon Kaen, Thailand was especially significant, because Alan had dedicated himself to improving mathematics education […]

A research thesis on values in textbooks

Well done, Şeyma, on completing a MSc research thesis which examines the extent to which the ten core values in the Turkish curriculum – namely, justice, friendship, honesty, self-control, patience, respect, love, responsibility, patriotism, and helpfulness – are being represented in Grades 5-12 mathematics textbooks published by the Turkish Ministry of National Education. Email me […]

PhD completion seminar on ‘mathematical wellbeing’ – all welcomed!

Uncovering student values and wellbeing across mathematics and science education Supervisors:  Prof Jan van Driel, Prof Wee Tiong Seah, A/Prof Peggy Kern Committee Chair: Prof Elizabeth McKinley Date:   Monday 14th AugustTime:  3pm – 4pm (Melbourne time) Venue: Room Q419, Kwong Lee Down Building, 234 Queensberry St, Carlton, Victoria, AUSTRALIA Zoom link: 903501 Abstract: Over the past few decades, interest in student […]

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