Catherine Thiele - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Catherine Thiele

MEd Qld. UT, BEd(Hons) Qld. UT

  • Professional Experience Coordinator/Education Lecturer
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+61 7 5456 5470
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C1.54
Campus
Sunshine Coast
Catherine Thiele

Catherine Thiele is an educator, lecturer, researcher and the Professional Experience Coordinator for the School of Education. Since beginning her career over 20 years ago, Catherine has taught in primary schools and tertiary institutions. Through her various academic roles and research interests, Catherine contributes to deeper understandings about the affective experiences of standardized data interactions, preservice teacher preparation (particularly for rural and remote education) and mathematics education.

As the Professional Experience Coordinator, Catherine gains and supports partnerships between education-based learning environments, university personnel and pre-service teachers. Such partnerships see the placement of 1200+ pre-service teachers for their Supervised Professional Experience (SPE) involving hundreds of learning sites, including rural and remote locations. Catherine also takes a lead role in collecting and managing data associated with SPE to compile written reports and feed research initiatives.

Catherine is currently undertaking her PhD “The affects of effects: S(h)ifting conversations around standardized data”. Further to this research, her professional research projects include;

  • Data-wall conversations and practices
  • Rural and remote education
  • Placement preparedness and experiences
  • Tensions between academic performance and student wellbeing
  • Mathematics (mental computation) in primary schools

 

 

Research areas

  • Data-wall conversations and practices
  • Rural and remote education
  • Placement preparedness and experiences
  • Tensions between academic performance and student wellbeing
  • Mathematics (mental computation) in primary schools

Teaching areas

  • Teaching Primary School Mathematics
  • Teaching Mathematics in the Early Years

Catherine Thiele’s publications are available from the USC Research Bank.