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Dr Sashi Sharma

Sashi Sharma

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: PhD Waikato, M.Ed Waikato

Papers Taught

Research Interests

I am a senior lecturer in the School of Te Hononga, Faculty 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

  • Sharma, S. (2019). Probability exploration in a game context: The dice difference game. Statistics & Data Science Educators, 1-7. Retrieved from https://sdse.online/posts/SDSE19-002/SDSE19-002.pdf Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/13113

  • Sharma, S. (2019). Language challenges and strategies for English language learners in statistics education: An overview of research in this field. Education Quarterly Reviews, 2(3), 651-665. doi:10.31014/aior.1993.02.03.96 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/13115

  • Sharma, S. (2019). Addressing language barriers in multilingual statistics classrooms: A collaborative study. In G. Hine, S. Blackley, & A. Cooke (Eds.), Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (pp. 668-675). Adelaide, South Australia: The Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc..

  • Sharma, S., & Edwards, F. (2019). Doing collaborative research with teachers. In Ethics Committee Mini Seminars. Hamilton, New Zealand.

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Keywords

Language/Literacy/Linguistics; Statistics


Contact Details

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

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