Dr Sashi Sharma

Sashi Sharma

Senior Lecturer


Language/Literacy/Linguistics; Mathematics Education; Statistics; Teacher Education

Qualifications: PhD Waikato, M.Ed Waikato

Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Sharma, Dr Sashi 6298 sashi TL.4.10 Education, School of (SOE)

You can contact staff by:
  • Calling +64 7 838 4466  select option 1, then enter the extension
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    • For extensions starting with 4: dial +64 7 838 extension
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Papers Taught

Research Interests

I am a senior lecturer in the Division of Education.  My research is located in the intersection of mathematics and statistics with a particular focus on linguistic and cultural issues in the teaching and learning of mathematics and statistics. I have led a number of research projects that have used a combination of surveys, individual and focus group interviews and in-depth site-based case studies. I have extensive experience in classroom-based research with years 8 to 12 students and teachers. My work has been published in peer reviewed journals in mathematics education, statistics education and general education. Prior to this academic career I taught mathematics in New Zealand and Fiji. I work with a voluntary teacher education programme called RATA. The programme provides invaluable professional development for untrained teachers in Africa and India. I speak Hindi and English depending on the social context.

Recent Publications

  • Dayal, H. C., & Sharma, S. (2020). Investigating probability concepts of secondary pre-service teachers in a game context. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 45(5). Retrieved from

  • Sharma, S. (2020). Secondary pre-service teachers’ experiences of integrating statistical investigations in their curriculum areas. I. In 2020 Virtual Roundtable Conference.

  • Dayal, H. C., & Sharma, S. (2020). Probability concepts of secondary pre-service teachers in a game context. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 45(5), 91-109. doi:10.14221/ajte.2020v45n5.6

  • Sharma, S., Sharma, S., Jafri, M., & Cowie, B. (2020). Evidence reviews: Teaching and learning mathematics.

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