Sarah Buckley

Sarah Buckley

Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Council for Educational Research

Dr Sarah Buckley is a Senior Research Fellow in the Educational Monitoring and Research Division at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Sarah’s area of expertise is in engagement and motivation, particularly in mathematics. Sarah has led several initiatives designed to address mathematics anxiety in schools and in preservice teachers. As a member of the Surveys and International Assessments team at ACER, Sarah has also worked on a number of large-scale international assessments including the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the Progress in International Reading Study (PIRLS).

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Factors facilitating greater engagement of young women in digital technologies education
Factors facilitating greater engagement of young women in digital technologies education

‘Addressing the gender imbalance in digital technologies education and careers is an important goal. The research highlighted several areas where educators can contribute.’ Research from ACER for CSIRO has identified several factors that could support greater engagement of young women in digital technologies education. Find out more in this article.

Digital technologies for everyone: Factors contributing to female participation
Digital technologies for everyone: Factors contributing to female participation

A new research study is currently being undertaken to investigate the factors that help or stop young female students participating in digital technologies at school. In this article, the research team share their findings so far, and resources for teachers and students.

Using an evidence base to understand, reduce and manage mathematics anxiety
Using an evidence base to understand, reduce and manage mathematics anxiety

The way that a student engages with mathematics influences the quality of their mathematical learning. One of the most significant factors that can shape this engagement in the classroom is mathematics anxiety – feelings of worry and nervousness when performing mathematical tasks.

I think I can - motivation and the maths gender gap
I think I can - motivation and the maths gender gap

Dr Sarah Buckley explores gender differences in maths with research from neuroscience, psychology and education.