Dr Geoff Hilton

Professor

School of Education
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
g.hilton@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56550

Overview

Proportional reasoning is a key aspect of numeracy. Arithmetic foundations of proportional reasoning such as multiplicative and fractional thinking are well represented in the Australian Curriculum, however means of developing the underlying concepts are not represented well at all. Through his current reserach project, Dr Geoff Hilton aims to address this imbalance. He hopes that publication of his research findings will give clearer guidance in the teaching and learning of proportional reasoning through a focus on conceptual development, thus enhancing the teaching and learning of numeracy.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosopy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Educational Studies, The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Hilton, Annette and Hilton, Geoff (2017) The impact of conducting practitioner research projects on teachers’ professional growth. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 42 8: 77-94. doi:10.14221/ajte.2017v42n8.6

  • Hilton, Annette and Hilton, Geoff (2017). Digital technologies in the science classroom and beyond. In G. Woolcott and R. Whannell (Ed.), Science teaching theory and practice: Engaging with scientific thinking, problem solving and real world contexts () Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

  • Hilton, Annette and Hilton, Geoffrey (2017). Higher order thinking. In Donna Pendergast and Nan Bahr (Ed.), Teaching middle years: rethinking curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment 3rd ed. (pp. 196-210) Crows Nest, NSW, Australia: Allen & Unwin.

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Hilton, Annette and Hilton, Geoff (2017). Digital technologies in the science classroom and beyond. In G. Woolcott and R. Whannell (Ed.), Science teaching theory and practice: Engaging with scientific thinking, problem solving and real world contexts () Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

  • Hilton, Annette and Hilton, Geoffrey (2017). Higher order thinking. In Donna Pendergast and Nan Bahr (Ed.), Teaching middle years: rethinking curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment 3rd ed. (pp. 196-210) Crows Nest, NSW, Australia: Allen & Unwin.

  • Hilton, Annette and Hilton, Geoffrey (2017). Technology, electronic media and science education. In G. Woolcott and R. Whannell (Ed.), Science teaching theory and practice: Engaging with scientific thinking, problem solving and real world contexts () Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

  • Hilton, Geoffrey and Annette Hilton (2015). Facts about students with learning difficulties. In Adrian Ashman (Ed.), Education for inclusion and diversity 5th ed. (pp. 297-298) Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Pearson Australia.

  • Hilton, Annette and Hilton, Geoff (2015). Students for whom English is a second language. In Adrian Ashman (Ed.), Education for Inclusion and Diversity 5th ed. (pp. 331-332) Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Pearson Australia.

  • Hilton, Annette and Hilton, Geoff (2012). Students for whom English is a second language. In Adrian Ashman and John Elkins (Ed.), Education for inclusion and diversity 4th ed. (pp. 323-324) Frenchs Forest, Australia: Pearson.

  • Hilton, Geoff and Hilton, Annette (2012). Students with learning difficulties. In Adrian Ashman and John Elkins (Ed.), Education for inclusion and diversity 4th ed. (pp. 290-292) Frenchs Forest, Australia: Pearson.

  • Hilton, Annette and Hilton, Geoffrey (2010). Higher order thinking. In Donna Pendergast and Nan Bahr (Ed.), Teaching middle years: Rethinking curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment 2nd ed. (pp. 238-253) Crows Nest, N.S.W, Australia: Allen & Unwin.

  • Hilton, Annette and Hilton, Geoff (2005). Higher order thinking. In Donna Pendergast and Nan Bahr (Ed.), Teaching middle years: Rethinking curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment (pp. 196-210) Sydney, Australia: Allen and Unwin.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Dole, Shelley, Hilton, Annette, Hilton, Geoff and Goos, Merrilyn (2015). Proportional reasoning: an elusive connector of school mathematics curriculum. In: Xuhua Sun, Berinderjeet Kaur and Jarmila Novotna, Proceedings - The twenty-third ICMI Study: primary mathematics study on whole numbers. 23rd ICMI Study Conference, Macau, China, (534-541). 3-7 June, 2015.

  • Hilton, Geoff and Hilton, Annette (2014). Sustaining and promoting professional growth: one school's journey from professional learning to embedded practice. An interim report. In: EAPRIL 2014: 9th European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning in Education and Professional Practice Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus, (). 25-28 November, 2014.

  • Hilton, Annette and Hilton, Geoff (2014). The impact of including school leaders as participants in teacher professional learning programs. In: 2014 BERA 40th Annual Conference, London, UK, (). 23-25 September, 2014.

  • Dole, Shelley, Hilton, Geoff, Hilton, Annette and Goos, Merrilyn (2013). Considering density through a numeracy lens: implications for science teaching. In: Pixel, International Conference: New Perspectives in Science Education. Conference Proceedings. NPSE2013: International Conference New Perspectives in Science Education. 2nd Edition, Florence, Italy, (1-4). 14-15 March, 2013.

  • Hilton, Geoff, Hilton, Annette, Dole, Shelley and Goos, Merrilyn (2013). Using digital photography to support teaching and learning of proportional reasoning concepts. In: L. Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez and I. Candel Torres, EDULEARN13: 5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies: Conference Proceedings. EDULEARN13: 5th Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain, (5448-5454). 1-3 July, 2013.

  • Hilton, Annettte, Hilton, Geoff, Dole, Shelley, Goos, Merrilyn and O'Brien, Mia (2012). Evaluating middle years students' proportional reasoning. In: J. Dindyal, L. Chen and S. F. Ng, Mathematics education: Expanding horizons - Proceedings of the 35th Annual Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Conference. 35th Annual Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Conference (MERGA 2012), Singapore, (330-337). 2-6 July 2012.

  • Dole, Shelley, Clarke, Doug, Wright, Tony and Hilton, Geoff (2012). Students' proportional reasoning in mathematics and science. In: Tai-Yih Tso, Proceedings of the 36th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. 36th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Taipei, Taiwan, (195-202). 18-22 July 2012.

  • Dole, Shelley, Clarke, Doug, Wright, Tony and Hilton, Geoff (2010). A snap-shot of middle years of schooling students' (fouth - ninth graders) proportional reasoning across mathematics and science topics. In: 2010 BERA Annual Conference, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, (). 1-4 September 2010.

  • Hilton, Annette and Hilton, Geoff (2010). Improving mathematical thinking through proportional reasoning. In: 14th Annual Primary and Secondary Mathematics Teachers Conference, Fitzroy, Vic., Australia, (). 1 December 2010.

  • Dole, S., Clarke, D., Wright, T. and Hilton, G. (2009). Developing year 5 students' understanding of density: Implications for Mathematics teaching. In: R. Hunter, B. Bicknell and T. Burgess, MERGA 32: Crossing Divides. 32nd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand, (153-160). 5-9 July 2009.

  • Dole, S., Wright, T., Clarke, D. and Hilton, G. (2009). Initial steps in understanding density: A Year 5 experience. In: ASERA 2009 : Australasian Science Education Research Association 40th Annual Conference, Geelong, VIC, Australia, (). 1-4 July 2009.

  • Hilton, G. (2009). Student video production during science investigations: Enhancing learning through the collaborative process. In: ASERA 2009 : Australasian Science Education Research Association 40th Annual Conference, Geelong, VIC, Australia, (). 1-4 July 2009.

  • Hilton, G. (2009). Students collaborating to produce digital videos during science investigations. In: ESERA 2009 Conference Proceedings. European Science Education Research Association Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, (). 31 August - 4 September 2009.

  • Hilton, Geoff (2009). Students making science videos: The impact of audience and rehearsal. In: M. Munoz and F. Ferreira, Proceedings of the IASK International Conference Teaching and Learning 2009. International Association for Scientific Knowledge, International Conference, Teaching and Learning IASK 2009, Porto, Portugal, (115-124). 7-9 December 2009.

  • Dole, S., Clarke, D., Wright, T., Hilton, G. and Roche, A. (2008). Assessing the impact of professional development programs through exploration of teacher knowledge for teaching density. In: Australasian Science Education Research Association 2008 Annual Conference (ASERA 2008), Brisbane, Australia, (). 2-5 July 2008.

  • Hilton, G. (2008). Audience promoting learning of Year 7 video producers in science. In: ICERI 2008 proceedings. International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2008), Madrid, Spain, (1-10). 17-19 December 2008.

  • Hilton, G. (2008). Awareness of target audience by student video producers in science. In: Australasian Science Education Research Association 2008 Annual Conference (ASERA 2008), Brisbane, Australia, (). 2-5 July 2008.

  • Dole, S., Clarke, D., Wright, T., Hilton, G. and Roche, A. (2008). Eliciting growth in teachers' proportional reasoning: Measuring the impact of a Professional Development program. In: Goos, M., Brown, R. and Makar, K., Mathematics education research : navigating : proceedings of the 31st annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Navigating Currents and Charting Directions, The University of Queensland, (163-169). 28 June - 1 July 2008.

  • Dole, S., Wright, T., Clarke, D. and Hilton, G. (2008). Promoting and connecting mathematics and science in the middle years of schooling. In: Fifth International Conference on Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, Udon Thani, Thailand, (). 16-19 January 2008.

  • Hilton, Geoff (2008). The role of rehearsal in promoting learning for Year 7 students making science videos. In: 3rd European Practice Based and Practitioner Research Conference on Learning and Instruction: Knowledge Creation and Optimal Teaching & Learning Environment: What Works?: Conference programme book. 3rd European Practice Based and Practitioner Research Conference on Learning and Instruction: Knowledge Creation and Optimal Teaching & Learning Environment: What Works?, Bergen, Norway, (19-19). 26-28 November 2008.

  • Dole, S., Wright, T., Clarke, D. and Hilton, G. (2007). Making connections science and mathematics: The MCSAM Project. In: U. Cheah, Y. Wahyudi, R. Devadason, K. Ng, J. Chavez and D. Mangao, Redefining Learning Culture for Sustainability. Second International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, Penang, Malaysia, (184-194). 13-16 November 2007.

  • Hilton, G. (2007). Students representing mathematical knowledge through digital filmmaking. In: Watson, J. and Beswick, K., Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Mathematics: Essential Research, Essential Practice, Wrest Point Hotel Casino, Hobart, Tas., (382-391). 2-6 July 2007.

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