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Raewyn Eden MEd

Lecturer in Mathematics Education

Institute of Education

I am involved in several research projects that address national and international education priorities with a particular focus on mathematics education in primary contexts. Prevalent themes in my work include teachers’ professional learning through collaboration and co-teaching in particular; issues of equity of educational opportunity; place and identity within and beyond school; and the role of emotions in teaching and learning. I am currently working on completing my PhD which investigates how collaborative inquiry supports teachers to promote valued educational outcomes for students at risk of underachievement in mathematics.

At present I teach mathematics education in the Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Master of Teaching and Learning primary programmes. I have considerable recent classroom teaching experience, predominantly in primary school contexts but also across early childhood education, secondary, and tertiary contexts including in New Zealand and the Cook Islands.

I have a been lecturer in mathematics education (primary) in the Institute of Education since January 2016. Much of my professional life prior to this has involved teaching in diverse schools, particularly at the primary level, in New Zealand and the Cook Islands.

I am interested in the work of teachers and how we can be supported to engage in ambitious teaching that promotes rich learnng for diverse (all) students. My recent work particularly centres on how teachers' shared work can promote teacher learning, particularly in the context of mathematics teaching and learning.

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Contact details

  • Location: 4.11, Collinson Village
    Campus: Manawatu


  • Master of Education (Distinction) - Victoria University (2006)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Teacher learning

Mathematics education (primary)




21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Curriculum and Pedagogy (130200): Education (130000): Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs


Higgins, J., & Eden, R. (2018). Cogenerated understandings of mindfulness-based breathing in elementary mathematics classrooms. Journal of Educational Research. 111(6), 678-689
[Journal article]Authored by: Eden, R.
Higgins, J., & Eden, RM. (2017). Cogenerated understandings of mindfulness-based breathing in elementary mathematics classrooms. The Journal of educational research.
[Journal article]Authored by: Eden, R.
Eden, RM. (2015). Keryn Davis, Jocelyn Wright, Margaret Carr and Sally Peters: Key Competencies, Assessment and Learning Stories: Talking with Teachers and Students. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies. 50(1), 165-167
[Book Review]Authored by: Eden, R.
Higgins, J., & Eden, R. (2015). Practice-based inservice teacher education: Generating local theory about the pedagogy of group work. Mathematics Teacher Education and Development. 17(2), 84-97
[Journal article]Authored by: Eden, R.


Higgins, J., & Eden, R. (2016). Mindfulness interventions in classroom learning environments. In M. Powietrzynska, & K. Tobin (Eds.) Mindfulness and Educating Citizens for Everyday Life. (pp. 59 - 72). : Sense Publishers
[Chapter]Authored by: Eden, R.


Eden, RM.(2017). Co-teaching to support pedagogical shifts to raise achievement in mathematics.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Eden, R.


Eden, R., & Higgins, J. (2018). Collaboration and inquiry in teaching: Interdependent and intradependent processes. , New Zealand Association for Research in Education Conference 2018
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Eden, R.
Eden, R. (2018). Opening classroom practice to challenge: The role of trust in mathematics teachers' collaborative inquiry involving co-teaching.. In J. Hunter, L. Darragh, & P. Perger (Eds.) Making waves, opening spaces. Adelaide, SA: 41st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Educaiton Research Group of Australasia
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Eden, R.
Higgins, J., & Eden, R. (2016). Mindfulness-based breathing as a negotiated practice in an elementary classroom. Poster session presented at the meeting of AERA Annual Meeting 2016. Washington D.C., United States of America
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Eden, R.
Eden, RM., & Higgins, J.Affordances of co-teaching in collaborative teacher inquiry as an adaptive model of teacher learning. . Washington, D.C.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Eden, R.
Eden, RM. (2015, November). Collaborative teacher inquiry using co-teaching: Opening space and catalysing change. Presented at New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) Conference 2015. Whakatane, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Eden, R.
Eden, RM. (2015, November). Teachers’ collaborative inquiry featuring co-teaching: An adaptive professional learning design to support equitable mathematics achievement. Presented at AARE 2015 Conference. University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, Western Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Eden, R.

Supervision and Teaching

Courses Coordinated

  • 278.422 Teaching in Context I
  • 278.423 Teaching in Context II
  • 278.424 Mathematics Teaching in the Primary School
  • 278.425 Effective Pedagogy in Mathematics
  • 278.428 Education in Science, Social Science and Technology

Media and Links


  • 29 Oct 2015 - Online
    Joining forces to improve maths education
  • 12 Aug 2015 - Newspaper, Online
    Three Wellington primary schools to teach together

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