Rebecca is a Mathematics Education lecturer in RMIT's School of Education.
Rebecca has extensive teaching experience in the field of mathematics and special education. At Griffith University (Gold Coast and Mt Gravatt Campus), she taught geometry, measurement, probability and statistics in the undergraduate program. She also supervised a fourth-year course on diagnosis and intervention for mathematics difficulties/disabilities. At University of Southern Queensland, she conducted face-to-face and online numeracy courses for students enrolling in a teaching degree.
Prior to joining higher education, she worked in a variety of educational settings including special schools, early intervention programs for children with autism, early childhood education, and a training workshop for people with special needs. She also worked in an inclusive setting at the high-school level in Brisbane for seven years where she developed and taught an integrated curriculum (English, History, Mathematics, Science) for the middle school with a team of teachers. She served as Acting Head of Special Education Services in 2009. She then pursued a doctorate study where she investigated teacher professional knowledge and teaching mathematics to students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
Rebecca is part of the research team in Reframing Mathematical Futures II: Building a Learning and Teaching Resource to Enhance Mathematical Reasoning in Years 7 to 10, an Australian Mathematics and Science Partnership Program (AMSPP) Competitive Grant Project (2014–2017). Her role is to investigate and develop tasks that promote geometric reasoning among teachers and students of Year 7 to 10.
Rebecca is a lecturer in RMIT's School of Education.
She is the coordinator for:
Numeracy 2: Developing a sense of measurement, geometry, and statistics and probability
Numeracy 1: Introduction to Mathematics and Numeracy
Rebecca currently lectures in Mathematics Education in the Teacher Education program and supervises postgraduate research students in the field of Mathematics Education.
2013: Doctor of Philosophy, Griffith University, Australia
2005: Master of Education Studies, Griffith University, Australia
2003: Bachelor of Education (Special Education), Griffith University
1998: Advanced Diploma in Child Development, University of London, Institute of Education, United Kingdom.
1994: Diploma in Education of Students with Special Teaching Needs, Christchurch College of Education, New Zealand
2011: Australian Postgraduate Award
2011: Travel Grant, Griffith University
2009: Queensland State Disability Achievement Award
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Mathematics Associations of Victoria
Queensland College of Teachers
Golden Key International Honour Society
- Seah, R. (2018). Choosing the right resources to support the learning of polygons In: Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 23, 3 - 8
- Berenger, A.,Barkatsas, A.,Seah, R. (2017). Problems associated with learning to represent and define quadrilaterals In: 2017 Mathematical Association of Victoria Annual Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Australia, 7-8 December 2017
- Horne, M.,Seah, R. (2017). Learning progressions to support mathematical reasoning in the middle years: geometric reasoning In: Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA 2017), Melbourne, Australia , 2-6 July 2017
- Seah, R.,Horne, M.,Berenger, A. (2016). High school students' knowledge of a square as a basis for developing a geometric learning progression In: Proceedings of the 39th Annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA 2016), Adelaide, Australia, 3-7 July 2016
- Seah, R. (2016). Developing Conceptual Understanding: Effective Instructions for Teaching Students with Special Educational Needs In: Global Learning in the 21st Century, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Seah, R. (2015). Understanding geometric ideas: pre-service primary teachers' knowledge as a basis for teaching In: Proceedings of the 38th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) 2015, Sunshine Coast, Australia, 28 June-2 July 2015
- Seah, R. (2015). Reasoning with geometric shapes In: Australian Mathematics Teacher, The, 71, 4 - 11
- Seah, R. (2015). Developing a sense of space: Working with three-dimensional objects In: Back to the future. The MAV 52nd annual conference, Melbourne, Australia, 3-4 December 2015
- Seah, R. (2014). Developing geometric reasoning abilities through visualisation In: Proceedings of the MAV 51st annual conference: Maths Rocks 2015, Bundoora, Australia, 4-5 December 2014
- Seah, R. (2012). On diagnosis and intervention: helping students with special needs learn fraction ideas involving decimal numbers In: 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Group of Australasia (MERGA 2012) Mathematics Education: Expanding Horizons, Singapore, 2 -6 July 2012
- Reframing Mathematical Futures: Buiding a learning and teaching resource to enhance mathematical reasoning in Years 7 to 10. Funded by: Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education Contract from (2014 to 2018)
1 PhD Completions and 1 Masters by Research Completions3 PhD Current Supervisions