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Institute of Early Childhood

Associate Professor Marina Papic

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Position: Director, Children and Families Research Centre
  • Qualifications: Phd, MA, BEd, BTeach

Contact Details

Phone: (02) 9850 9867
Email: marina.papic@mq.edu.au
Fax: (02) 9850 9890
Room: 233, Building X5B

Areas of Expertise

    • Early Numeracy
    • Mathematics Education
    • Indigenous Education
    • Early Algebra
    • Professional Learning and Teacher Practice
    • Leadership
    • STEM in Early Childhood

Profile

Associate Professor Marina Papic is the Director of the Children and Families Research Centre. She is interested in all aspects of early childhood education, learning and development and is committed to maximising opportunities for young children, families and communities particularly in rural, regional and remote communities of Australia. Marina has worked in the education field for 30 years and has held various executive roles including Head of Department, Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University and Executive Officer Primary of an Independent K-12 College.

Current Reference & Advisory Groups

  1. Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority's (ACECQA) Ratings Review Panel Member (second term)
  2. TAFE NSW Higher Education Course Advisory Committee
  3. Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Literacy and Mathematics Expert Reference Group

 

PhD Student Supervision

Name Conferred Topic
Granite Current Voices of Indigenous Teachers in Early Education
Kuehn Current Rapid change on the horizon: Affordances of tablet technology in mathematics teaching and learning
Bittner Current Integration of technology into early learning environments: An investigation of shifting paradigms
Marston Current The role of picture books in young children's development of mathematical concepts
Gordon 2015 Learning Astronomy in Prior-to-School Settings: Using Storytelling and Imagery to Stimulate Young Children's Understanding
Highfield 2012 The use of programmable toys in the development of early mathematics and metacognition
Goodwin 2009 The impact and affordances of interactive multimedia on young student's concept image of fractions

 

Postgraduate Research Supervision

Name

Conferred

Research Topic

Meike Mackenzie

2013

Case study of the inclusion of a young child with Autism Spectrum Disorder into a mainstream early childhood setting in Australia

Lisa Deters

2013

Collective Caregiving: Reconceptualising the Role of Early Childhood Development in Emergencies

Rozana Lilley

2014

Experiences of School Choice and Change for Mothers of
Students Diagnosed with Autism

Zinnia Mevawalla

2016

Young Thinkers Without Borders: Critical Consciousness, Social Justice and Resistance - the Experiences of Young Street Children in Mumbai, India

Stacey Campbell

2016

Early Childhood Educators Views About Code Related Literacy Development, Phonics Instruction, and the use of Commercial Phonics Programs

Yany Lopez

2016

The Seesaw dynamic: Conceptualising child participation in a fragile context.
A case study of Cabusao, Philippines

Nanditha Hettitantri

Current

Love, Rights and Solidarity: Facilitating young children's wellbeing in a rebuilding post-conflict context in Sri Lanka

Aliza Salvador

Current

More than just toys: An investigation of the prevalence and use of toys that represent disability

Katie Wright

Current

Reducing barriers to being and doing in early childhood: Participatory action research with early childhood teachers

 

Marina Papic's recent research focuses:

  1. enhancing the mathematical content and pedagogical knowledge of early childhood educators;
  2. patterning and early algebraic thinking specifically investigating the development of patterning skills in young children and the role of patterning in the development of early algebraic thinking;
  3. enhancing access to early childhood education and health services as well as promoting social inclusion in Indigenous communities.

Marina was a member of a consortium of early childhood experts contracted to develop the national Early Years Learning Framework and a member of a multi-site team involving eleven universities investigating the mathematical thinking of preschool children in rural & regional Australia (funded by SiMERR).

Marina currently leads the ARC Linkages Project: An early childhood community-based mathematics and science approach to addressing Indigenous, which aims to: improve scientific literacy and numeracy skills among young Indigenous children; increase family involvement with children's education and greater uptake of community health and educational services; and enhance pedagogical and leadership skills among early childhood educators and health workers.

Community Outreach

Marina presents mathematics workshops and training sessions to teaching staff across NSW including:

National

Year   Citation
2016   Papic, M. (2016). Exploring Mathematics in the early years. Pursuit of Playfulness, Curiosity and Innovation Conference. Gowrie NSW, UTS Child Care & Macquarie University, Campus LIfe. 13 August 2016.
2016   Papic, M. (2016). Enhancing young children's numeracy skills. Professional Learning Workshops (two part series), Explore and Develop. Central Coast. June 2016.
2016   Papic, M. (2016). Enhancing young children's numeracy skills. Professional Learning Workshops (two part series), Explore and Develop. Artarmon. June & July 2016.
2016   Papic, M. (2016). Early Childhood Teaching - Do we have the power and the Passion? Goodstart Early Learning. June 2016.
2016   Papic, M. (2016). Numeracy through play and intentional teaching! Arncliffe Preschool, April 2016.
2014   Papic, M. (2014). Exploring Mathematics With Young Children: Practical Ideas For Early Childhood Educators, KU Wahroonga, August 2014.
2014   Papic, M. (2013). Mathematics in the early years. Professional Learning Workshops (two part series), KU Galston March & May, 2014.
2014   Papic, M. (2014, February). The Patterns and Early Algebra Preschool Professional Development Program. Presentation to Firstchance Inc, The Little Yarns Project, Newcastle.
2013   Papic, M. (2013). Developing mathematical concepts and processes at home: A workshop for parents, Airds, November, 2013.
2013   Papic, M. (2013). Improving numeracy outcomes for young Indigenous children. National Indigenous Professional Support Unit (IPSU) Alliance Conference, Rydges Cronulla, Sydney October 2013.
2013   Papic, M. (2013). Mathematics in the early years. Professional Learning Workshops (two part series), KU Ourimbah Preschool and Children's Centre, Ourimbah August & September 2013.
2013   Papic, M. Highfield, K., McKay-Tempest. J., Cave, L., & Carmichael, P. (2013, June). Improving numeracy outcomes for young Australian Indigenous children. Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) 5th National Conference: For Our Children: Living and Learning Together. Cairns.
2013   Papic, M. (2013, May). Exploring mathematics and science with young children: Practical ideas for early childhood educators, Aboriginal Early Childhood Conference, Sydney.
2013   Papic, M. (2013, April). Enhancing mathematics in the early years. Presentation to Aboriginal Playgroups. Gowrie, Tamworth.
2012   Papic, M. (2012, June). Exploring Mathematics with Young Children. Presentation at the Annual NSW Aboriginal Early Childhood Conference, Terrigal.
2012   Papic, M. (2012, May). Mathematics in early childhood: A Culturally appropriate approach! Indigenous Professional Support Unit NSW & ACT, Wreck Bay.
2012   Papic, M. (2012, July). Mathematics in Early Childhood: More than just counting! Uniting Care Children's Services, Marrickville.
2012   Papic, M. (2012, June). Mathematics in early childhood: A Culturally appropriate approach! Awabakal Newcastle Aboriginal Corporation.
2011   Papic, M. (2011, June). Mathematics in the Early Years! Maari Ma Aboriginal Health Corporation, Broken Hill.
2011   Papic, M. (2011, June). Mathematics in the Early Years! Save the Children Australia, Wilcannia.
2011   Papic, M. (2011, November). Mathematics in Early Childhood: More than just counting! Uniting Care Children's Services, Oxley Part, November 2011.
2011   Papic, M. (2011, May). Mathematics in early childhood: A Culturally appropriate approach! Indigenous Professional Support Unit NSW & ACT, Airds.
2011   Papic, M. (2011, May). Mathematics in early childhood: A Culturally appropriate approach! Indigenous Professional Support Unit NSW & ACT, Wickham.
2011   Papic, M. (2011, March). Mathematics in early childhood: A Culturally appropriate approach! Indigenous Professional Support Unit NSW & ACT, Wagga.
2010   Papic, M. (2010, November). Mathematics in early childhood: A Culturally appropriate approach! Indigenous Professional Support Unit NSW & ACT, Tamworth.
2010   Papic, M. (2010, November). Mathematics in early childhood: A Culturally appropriate approach! Indigenous Professional Support Unit NSW & ACT, Newcastle.
2010   Papic, M. (2010, September). Mathematics in early childhood: A Culturally appropriate approach! Indigenous Professional Support Unit NSW & ACT, Erskineville.
2009   Papic, M. (2009, May). Mathematics in early childhood: A Culturally appropriate approach! Indigenous Professional Support Unit NSW & ACT, Dubbo.
2009   Papic, M. (2009, May). Mathematics in early childhood: A Culturally appropriate approach! Indigenous Professional Support Unit NSW & ACT, Albury.
2009   Papic, M. (2009, May). Mathematics in early childhood: A Culturally appropriate approach! Indigenous Professional Support Unit NSW & ACT, Erskineville.
2008   Papic, M. (2008, November). Mathematics in the early years! UTS Child Care Staff Training Day, UTS.
2008   Papic, M. (2008, September). Mathematics in early childhood: A Culturally appropriate approach! Indigenous Professional Support Unit NSW & ACT Yalbillinga Boori MACS, Cowra..
2008   Papic, M. (2008, July). A focus on Maths and Science! KU Children's Services Professional Development Program, Georges Hall.
2008   Papic, M. (2008, July). Mathematics in early childhood: A Culturally appropriate approach! Indigenous Professional Support Unit NSW & ACT, Biralee MACS, Tamworth.
2008   Papic, M. (2008, June). Mathematics in early childhood: A Culturally appropriate approach! Indigenous Professional Support Unit NSW & ACT, Nagaleek MACS, Berkley.
2008   Papic, M. (2008, April). Mathematics in early childhood: A Culturally appropriate approach! Indigenous Professional Support Unit NSW & ACT. La Perouse.
2007   Papic, M. (2007, September). Patterning and Early Algebraic thinking. Little Peter's Childcare Centres, Blair Athol, 30 October 2007.Mathematics in Early Childhood - More than just counting! KU Children's Services Professional Development Program, Killarney Heights.
2007   Papic, M. (2007, August). Mathematics in Early Childhood - More than just counting! KU Children's Services Professional Development Program, Hornsby Heights.
2007   Papic, M. (2007, July). The growth of early mathematical patterning: An intervention study. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Hobart.
2007   Papic, M. (2007, July). Early Childhood Mathematics. Invited speaker at the Annual NSW Aboriginal Early Childhood Education Conference, Boori Pathways, Mudgee.
2007   Papic, M. (2007, May). Mathematical Patterning in Early Childhood: An Intervention Study. Presentation at the Institute of Child Study, The Laboratory School, Ontario Canada.
2006   Papic, M. (2006, October). Mathematical Patterning: Foundation for Early Numeracy. Invited speaker at the KU Annual Conference, 21 October 2006
2005   Papic, M. (2005, July). Pre-schoolers' mathematical patterning. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Melbourne.
2005   Papic, M. (2005, July). The development of patterning in early childhood. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Melbourne.
2004   Papic, M. (2004, July). Monitoring Early Mathematical Development in Transition from Pre-school to Formal Schooling: An Intervention Study. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Townsville, July 2004

International

Year   Citation
2015   Papic, M. (2015). Engaging Australian Aboriginal Families in Early Years Education and Health. "Shawane Dagosiwin" - Aboriginal Education Research Forum, Winnipeg, Canada, May 2015.
2014   Papic, M. (2014). Closing the gap: Enhancing young Aboriginal children's mathematical thinking and reasoning skills. "Shawane Dagosiwin" - Aboriginal Education Research Forum, Winnipeg, Canada, April 2014.
2013   Papic, M. (2013, June). Rethinking mathematics teaching and learning in the early years. The Future of Education 3rd International Conference. Florence.
2013   Papic, M. (2013, June). A Mathematics Intervention: The case of 4 year-old Rylan and Hilda! International Conference on New Horizons, Rome
2013   Papic, M. (2013, May). Early Childhood Education in Australia. Invited speaker at the Australian Education Forum, Australian High Commission, Singapore.
2011   Papic, M. (2011, July). Early Childhood Mathematics Curriculum. Presentation at the 3rd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy and Society, France.
2010   Papic, M. (2010, November). Early childhood mathematics curriculum: Invited key note speaker at the Fiji National Conference, Education in Fiji - Achievements, Issues and Challenges.
2009   Papic, M. (2009, July). Developing mathematical concepts in Australian pre-school settings: Children's mathematical thinking. Presentation at the 32nd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Wellington New Zealand, July, 2009.
2007   Papic, M. (2007, May). Patterning and Early Algebraic Thinking: An Intervention Study. Presentation at the Institute of Child Study, University of Toronto, Canada.
2004   Papic, M (2004, October). Mathematics with Young Indigenous Children. Invited speaker at the Annual NSW Aboriginal Early Childhood Education Conference, Learning, Caring and Sharing Together, Kananda, Ngumbuda, Ngummula.

Awards

Year   Award
2011 Faculty Research Award Publications Award
2009 Faculty 'Extra Mile' Award In recognition of leadership in program accreditation
2008 Macquarie University, Faculty of Human Sciences Teaching Excellence Award Scholarship, innovation and respect for diversity in teaching which enhances student learning
2008 NSW Institute for Educational Research's Inaugural Beth Southwell Research Award In recognition of outstanding educational research

 

Publications

Books

Year Link Citation
2010 Arthur, L., McArdle, F., & Papic, M. (2010). Stars are made of glass: Children as capable and creative communicators. ACT: Early Childhood Australia.
2013 Hunting, R., Bobis, J., Doig, B., English, L., Mousley, J., Papic, M., Pearn, C., Perry, B., Robbins, J., et al (2013). Mathematical Thinking of Preschool Children in Rural and Regional Australia: Research and Practice. Camberwell, Vic: ACER Press.

Book Chapters

Year Link Citation
2015   Papic, M.M., Mulligan, J.T., Highfield, K., McKay-Tempest. J., & Garrett, D. (2015). The impact of a patterns and early algebra program on children's learning in transition to school in Australian Indigenous communities. In B. Perry, A. Gervasoni, & A. MacDonald (Eds.). Mathematics and transition to school: International perspectives, (Chapter 14). NY: Springer.
2013   Papic, M. (2013). Improving numeracy outcomes for young Australian Indigenous children through the Patterns and Early Algebra Preschool (PEAP) Professional Development (PD) Program. In L. English & J. Mulligan (Eds.). Reconceptualizing early mathematics learning, (253-281). NY: Springer.
2013   Papic, M., Mulligan, J., & Highfield, K. (2013). Numeracy. In D Pendergast & S. Garvis (Eds.), Teaching early years: Curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, (86-106). NSW: Allen & Unwin.
2005   Papic, M., & Mulligan, J. T. (2005). Mathematics, science and technology in early childhood. In A. Taly-Ongan & E. A. Ap (Eds.), Child development and teaching young children. Southbank VIC: Thomson.

Refereed Journal Articles

Year Link Citation
2015   Papic, M. (2015). An Early Mathematical Patterning Assessment: Identifying young Australian Indigenous children's patterning skills. Mathematics Education Research Journal, 27(4), 519-534. DOI: 10.1007/s13394-015-0149-8.
2015   Highfield, K., & Papic, M. (2015). Riding the Wave of Social Networking in the Context of Preservice Teacher Education. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 15(3). Retrieved from http://www.citejournal.org/vol15/iss3/currentpractice/article1.cfm
2014   Papic, M., & McKay-Tempest. J. (2014). Improving mathematics learning outcomes for young Aboriginal children. Reflections, Gowrie Australian Publication, Autumn, 4-6.
2013   Papic, M. (2013). A Mathematics Intervention: The case of 4 year-old Rylan and Hilda! Procedia - Social and Behavioral Science, 106, 92-101.
2013   Papic, M., & Carmichael, P. (2013). Making maths count! Rattler, Community Child Care Co-operative (NSW) Quarterly Journal, 107, Spring, 19-22.
2011   Papic, M. M., Mulligan, J. T., & Mitchelmore, M. C. (2011).  Assessing the development of preschoolers' mathematical patterning. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 42(3), 237-268.
2010   Papic, M., Mulligan, J. T., & Bobis, J. (2010). Listening to Indigenous early childhood practitioners: Mathematics learning in community contexts. Journal of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education, 16(2), 63-75.
2010   Bobis, J., Papic, M., & Mulligan, J. T. (2010). The mathematical knowledge of preschool practitioners: Evidence from the field. Journal of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education, 16(2), 101-111.
2007   Papic, M. (2007). Promoting repeating patterns with young children - More than just alternating colours. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 12(3), 8-13.

Refereed (published) Conference Papers

Year Link Citation
2013   Papic, M. (2013). A Mathematics Intervention: The case of 4 year-old Rylan and Hilda! Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on New Horizons in Education, (Vol. 1, pp. 418-428). Rome, Italy: INTE.
2012   Milimu, G., & Papic, M. (2012). Technology Integrated Pedagogical Documentation: Early Childhood Teachers Beliefs and Practices Enhanced Through Technology Based Professional Learning and Support Program. In T. Bastiaens & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 282-287). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
2009   Papic, M., Mulligan, J. T., & Mitchelmore, M. C. (2009). The growth of mathematical patterning strategies in preschool children. In M. Tzekaki, M. Kaldrimidou, & H. Sakonidis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, (Vol. 4, pp. 329-336). Thessaloniki, Greece: PME.
2009   Papic, M., Mulligan, J. T., & Bobis, J. (2009). Developing mathematical concepts in Australian pre-school settings: Children's mathematical thinking. In R. Hunter, B. Bicknell, & T. Burgess (Eds.), Crossing divides (Proceedings of the 32nd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australiasia, Wellington NZ, Vol. 2, pp. 650-653). Palmerston North: MERGA.
2007   Papic, M., & Mulligan, J. T. (2007). The growth of early mathematical patterning: An intervention study. In J. Watson, & K. Beswick (Eds.), Mathematics: Essential research, essential practice. (Proceedings of the 30th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Hobart, Vol. 2, pp. 591-600). Adelaide: MERGA.
2006   Mulligan, J. T., Prescott, A., Papic, M., & Mitchelmore, M.C. (2006). Improving early numeracy through a Pattern and Structure Mathematics Awareness Program (PASMAP). In Grootenboer, P., Zevenbergen, R., & Chinnappan, M. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 29th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, (Vol. 2, pp. 376-383). Canberra: MERGA.
2005   Papic, M. (2005). The development of patterning in early childhood. In H. L. Chick, & J. L. Vincent (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. 1, p. 269). Melbourne: The University.
2005   Papic, M., & Mulligan, J. (2005). Pre-schoolers' mathematical patterning. In P. Clarkson, A. Downton, D. Gronn, M. Horne, A. McDonough, R. Pierce, & A. Roche (Eds.), Building connections: Research, theory and practice. (Proceedings of the 28th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Melbourne, pp. 609-616). Sydney: MERGA.
2004   Papic, M. (2004). Monitoring Early Mathematical Development in Transition from Pre-school to Formal Schooling: An Intervention Study. In I. Putt, R. Faragher, & M. McLean (Eds.), Mathematics education for the third millennium: Towards 2010. (Proceedings of the 27th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Townsville, pp. 634). Melbourne: MERGA.

Creative Works and Other publications including edited collections/editions

Year Link Citation
2015   Papic, M., Mulligan, J., Neilsen-Hewett, C., McKay-Tempest, J., Alperstein, G., Gordon, C., Hamilton, M. (2015). Promoting social inclusion in Aboriginal communities: Engaging families, educators and health workers. Play: Time, Place and Space. Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (PECERA) 16th Annual Conference. Sydney: PECERA
2015   Papic, M., & Neilsen-Hewett, C. (2015). A collaborative initiative working towards closing the education and health gap in remote Aboriginal communities. Inaugural Early Start Conference. Sydney: Uni of Wollongong.
2013   Papic, M. (2013). A Mathematics Intervention: The case of 4 year-old Rylan and Hilda! Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on New Horizons in Education, (Vol. 1, pp. 418-428). Rome, Italy: INTE.
2013   Hunting, R. P., Bobis, J., Doig, B., English, L., Mousley, J., Mulligan, J. T., Papic, M., Pearn, C., Perry, R., Robbins, J., & Young-Loveridge, J. (Eds.) (2013). Mathematical thinking of preschool children in rural and regional Australia: Research and practice.  Report of the National Centre of Science, Information Technology, and Mathematics Education in Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR). Camberwell, Vic:  ACER Press.
2013   Papic, M., Highfield, K., Mulligan, J., McKay-Tempest. J., Garrett, D., Mandarakas, M., & Granite, E. (2013). The Implementation of the Patterns and Early Algebra Preschool (PEAP) Professional Development (PD) Program in Indigenous Communities across New South Wales. Mathematics education: Yesterday, today and tomorrow. Proceedings of the 36th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Melbourne: MERGA.
2013   Papic, M., Highfield, K., McKay-Tempest. J., Cave, L., & Carmichael, P. (2013). Improving numeracy outcomes for young Australian Indigenous children. Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) 5th National Conference: For Our Children: Living and Learning Together, Cairns, June 2013.
2013   Papic, M. (2013). Rethinking mathematics teaching and learning in the early years. Proceedings of The Future of Education 3rd International Conference. Florence, Italy: Pixel. (ISBN code: 978-88-6292-386-6).
2012   Milimu, G., & Papic, M. (2012). Technology Integrated Pedagogical Documentation: Early Childhood Teachers Beliefs and Practices Enhanced Through Technology Based Professional Learning and Support Program. In T. Bastiaens & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 282-287). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
2011   Hunting, R. P., Bobis, J., Doig, B., English, L., Mousley, J., Mulligan, J. T., Papic, M., Pearn, C., Perry, R., Robbins, J., & Young-Loveridge, J. (Eds.) (in press). Mathematical thinking of preschool children in rural and regional Australia: Research and practice.  Report of the National Centre of Science, Information Technology, and Mathematics Education in Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR). Camberwell, Vic:  ACER Press. (Accepted March 2011). 
2011   Papic, M., Whiteman, P. & Mevawalla, Z. (2011). DEEWR National Outcomes Survey. Report prepared for the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
2011   Papic, M., Whiteman, P. & Mevawalla, Z. (2011). DEEWR National Outcomes Survey: Western Australia Report. Report prepared for the Yorganop Indigenous Professional Support Unit, Western Australia.
2009   Papic, M. (2009).  Patterns and Early Algebra Preschool (PEAP) Professional Development Program. Sydney: Macquarie University.
2009   Papic, M., & Mulligan, J. T. (2009). Mathematical thinking of preschool children in rural and regional Australia: Research and practice. Educational Research at Macquarie, 4, 6-7.
2008   Papic, M., Mulligan, J., & Bobis, J. (2008). DVD - Mathematical thinking of preschool children in rural and regional Australia: Research and practice. National Centre of Science, ICT, and Mathematics Education in Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR).
2008   Hunting, R. P., Bobis, J., Doig, B., English, L., Mousley, J., Mulligan, J., Papic, M., Pearn, C., Perry, R., Robbins, J., Wright, R., & Young-Loveridge, J. (Eds.) (2008). Mathematical thinking of preschool children in rural and regional Australia: Research and practice. Final report to the National Centre of Science, Information Technology, and Mathematics Education in Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR). Bendigo, Vic: La Trobe University.
2008   Papic, M. (2008). Turn and learn pattern activities. Melbourne: Knowledge Builder.
2006   Papic, M. (2006). Preschoolers' Mathematical Patterning: An Intervention Study. Educational Research at Macquarie 1(1), 42-43.
2005   Papic, M. (2005). Helping your children develop numeracy skills. Child Care Choices, Newsletter (June).
2005   Papic, M., & Gordon, C. (2005). A process of discovery. Every Child, 11(3), 20.

 

Grants 

External competitive and contract funding

Year Source Title Amount
2014-2017 Australian Research Council An early childhood community-based mathematics and science approach to addressing Indigenous disadvantage in remote communities $270,000
2014-2015 Mercy Foundation Working Towards Ending Homelessness: Building the Evidence Base on the Pathways into and out of Homelessness for Australian Mother $25,000
2014-2015 Yarkuwa Indigenous Knowledge Centre Aboriginal Corporation Caring in rural Indigenous communities in NSW: An investigation of care needs and resourcing for carers $97,700
2014 Rainbow Preschools Inc, Broken Hill Improving literacy and numeracy outcomes for Indigenous children in transition to school $24,000
2012-2013 Awabakal Aboriginal Co-operative Improving numeracy outcomes for young Indigenous children through the PEAP PD Program  
2011 DEEWR DEEWR National Outcomes Survey  
2011 Yorganop Association Incorporated: WA IPSU DEEWR National Outcomes Survey: Western Australia case study  
2010 Australian Research Council ARC Discovery Grant: Transforming children's mathematical and scientific development: a longitudinal study $165,000
2010 Australian Research Council ARC Linkages Grant: Improving numeracy outcomes for young Indigenous children through the Patterns and Early Algebra Preschool (PEAP) Professional Development Program $170,000
2009 Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) Evaluating the introduction of the Early Years Learning Framework $25,000
2008-2009 Australian Government, DEEWR National Early Years Learning Framework  
2007 National Centre of Science, ICT, and Mathematics Education in Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR) Collaborative Grant - Mathematical Thinking of Preschool Children in Rural and Regional Australia: Research and Practice (chief investigator R Hunting LaTrobe University) $253,000

Internal competitive funding

Year Source Title Amount
2016 Macquarie University Enterprise Partnership Scheme DeGioia, K., Degotardi, S., Papic, M., Little, H., Highfield, K., Hadley, F., & Colliver, Y. (2016). 'Let's go to the museum': An investigation of the expectations and learning engagement of prior-to-school aged children and their families. $30,000
2014-2015 MQ Partnership Seeding Grant Rethinking the role of museums in the lives and learning of children and families $9,720
2013-2014 MQ Partnership Seeding Grant Enhancing professional learning for early childhood educators working in Indigenous communities $8,608
2012 MQ Partnerships Seeding Grant Improving numeracy outcomes for young Indigenous children through the PEAP PD Program $8,142
2012 MQ Strategic Infrastructure Scheme (MQSIS) Enhancing learning, teaching, research and assessment through effective technology integration  
2010 MQ Linkage Projects Seeding Grant Improving numeracy outcomes for young Indigenous children through the Patterns and Early Algebra Preschool (PEAP) Professional Development Program $8,121
2010 MQ Competitive Grants Scheme Student and staff perspectives and expectations of first-year students' academic skills $9,754
2009 MQ Emerging Technologies Teaching and Learning Grant Examination of the tools available in the social networking platform, NING, to facilitate discussion and reflection in Mathematics, Science and Technology learning $9,464
2008-2009 MQ New Staff (MQNS) Patterns and Early Algebra Preschool (PEAP) Professional Development Program $19,998
2005 MQ Postgraduate Research Grant Mathematical Patterning in Prior to School Settings $3,858

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