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Stephen Mark ARNOLD

BSc, DipEd, MA Sydney,
MEd Wollongong, PhD UNSW

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  • Address 22 Kahibah Street Swansea NSW 2281

  • Telephone 04 0175 3834 (m)

  • Email

  • Date of birth 24th February, 1956

  • Marital status Married with four children (and five grandchildren!)

  • Current position (Retired) Educational Technology Consultant, Compass Learning Technologies

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  • Bachelor of Science (1974--77). The University of Sydney.

    Specialisation: Pure mathematics and psychology.
  • Diploma of Education (1978--80). Mitchell College of Advanced Education, Bathurst.

  • Master of Arts in Pure Mathematics (1980--82). The University of Sydney.

  • Master of Education with honours (1988--90). The University of Wollongong.

    Specialisation: Curriculum Evaluation.

    Thesis: An action research evaluation of a computer-enhanced senior mathematics curriculum.

  • Doctor of Philosophy (1992-95). The University of New South Wales.

    Specialisation: Mathematics education.

    Thesis: Learning to use new tools:
    A study of mathematical software use for the learning of algebra.

    This thesis was recognised by the New South Wales Institute of Educational Research with an award for Excellence in Research at their annual forum in May, 1997.

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  • Newcastle Mathematical Association:

    Vice-President, 1996
  • Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
    • Project Officer, AAMT EdNA DAME Project, 1997.
    • Marketing and Resources Committee, 1992-97
    • Editor, Mathematical Bytes, 1993--95.

  • Mathematical Association of New South Wales

    • Council member, 1993--95.

    • Executive member: Manager, Post-secondary services, 1994.

    • Publications committee, 1992--95.
  • Canberra Mathematics Association

    • Council member, 2004.

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  • 1978 Patrician Brothers College, Fairfield

    Teacher of mathematics, science, religious education, General Studies.
  • Term 1, 1979-Term 1, 1981 Marist Brothers High School, Penshurst
    Teacher of mathematics and science, careers education.
    Mathematics and computing coordinator, 1979--81.
  • Term 2--3, 1981 Patrician Brothers High School, Liverpool

    Teacher of mathematics, Years 7--10.
  • 1982-1990 Saint Joseph's Regional High School, Albion Park.
    Teacher of mathematics and computer studies, Years 7--12.
    Teacher of music, German, science, religious education.
    Head of mathematics, 1982--89.
    (Acting) First Assistant to the Principal, Term 4, 1989--Term 4, 1990.

  • 1998-2003 Saint Mary Star of the Sea College, Wollongong
    Teacher of mathematics and religious education, Years 7--12.
    Information Systems Manager, 1999--2002


  • October, 1990--Dec, 1991 James Cook University of North Queensland

    Lecturer in mathematics education
  • 1992--95 University of New South Wales

    School of Teacher Education
    Australian Post-graduate Research Award
  • August, 1995- January 1997 University of Newcastle

    • Lecturer in mathematics education
    • Internship coordinator
    • Member, Faculty teaching committee
    • Member, Open learning, equipment and technology committee.
    • Developed and implemented Australia's first online Master's degree programme in Mathematics Education.
  • 2004 - 2005 Australian Catholic University, Canberra Campus (Signadou)

    • Head, School of Education (2005)
    • Senior Lecturer in mathematics education
    • Mathematics Coordinator, ACT Hub, National Centre for Science, ICT and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR)


1997: January - July Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers

Project Officer: AAMT EdNA DAME Project: Delivery Alternatives for Mathematics Education

A Commonwealth funded initiative aimed to improve access and utilisation of Internet-based resources by Australian teachers of mathematics.

1997-98: August - January Texas Instruments Australia

Educational Marketing Consultant

2003 : Texas Instruments Australia:

Professional Development Programs Manager

2006-2017 Educational Technology Consultant, Compass Learning Technologies

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