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Find out what else the SERC team have been up to lately.

February 2018

The 2018 SERC Spatial Reasoning Conference was held from January 30 - February 1, 2018. More information can be found on the conference page.

January 2017

Happy New Year everyone.

The SERC Spatial Reasoning Seminar was a great success. It was wonderful to see everyone who attended immensely interested in the current research being conducted by Professor Mary Hegarty, Professor Tom Lowrie and Professor Robert Fitzgerald.

If you were unable to attend the event and would be  interested in seeing the key note talks. Please see below for the videos:




November 2016

Spatial Reasoning Seminar

Date: 23-24 November 2016

University of Canberra

The STEM Education Research Centre (SERC) spatial reasoning seminar brings together major international researchers in the field of spatial reasoning. We invite interested stakeholders to give their perspectives on spatial reasoning and snapshots into current work in the field. Our aim is that the seminar will provide a forum for challenging ideas and engaging people from a diverse range of disciplines to inform discussion around spatial reasoning and how to foster its development throughout the lifespan.

Keynote presentations from Professor Mary Hegarty and Professor Tom Lowrie.

Invited panel discussion including Professor Stella Vosniadou, Professor Joanne Mulligan, Professor Dick Telford and others.

To see the invitation and program, click below:

Invitation and Program

21 April 2016

Dr Sitti Maesuri Patahuddin demonstrates how Indonesian women can be strong leaders in their fields. 

Read the story here.

29th March 2016

ABC666 Canberra - Prof Tom Lowrie's interview with Prof Dick Telford and Alex Sloan.

Click to listen to Tom Lowrie and Dick Telford discuss spatial ability.

6 February to the 6 March

22 Indonesian teachers visited the University of Canberra to increase their Mathematics Education knowledge. 

9th December 2015

SERC Launch at the University of Canberra

Read about the launch of the STEM Education Research Centre.