Doctor Dorian Stoilescu

Doctor Dorian Stoilescu

Lecturer In Mathematics Curriculum & Pedagogy, K-6,
Primary Education (soe)

Biography

Dorian Stoilescu joined in 2012 as lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Western Sydney. He spent more than 20 years in research and teaching in Australia, Canada and Romania in mathematics education and computer studies in education. He received his PhD in Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UoT). Currently, he is teaching courses in both primary and secondary programs in mathematics education, ICT education, research in education, and pedagogical practices.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Stoilescu.

Qualifications

  • BEd York University (Canada)
  • PhD University of Toronto
  • MEd

Professional Memberships

  • MERGA - Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (2013 - 2014)
  • CSSE - Canadian Society for the Study of Education (2005 - 2012)
  • AACE - Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (2004 - 2012)
  • (PME-NA) The North American chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (2008 - 2012)
  • IADIS International Association for Development of the Information Society (2007)

Interests

  • Problem Solving; Algorithmic Thinking; Computational Thinking; Learning Programming
  • Teacher professional developing in STEM
  • Equity in Mathematics and ICT Education
  • Integration of ICT into the Mathematics Curriculum
  • TPACK framework
  • computer science curriculum

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Primary Education (soe)

Contact

Email: D.Stoilescu@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 47360 273
Mobile:
Location: J.1.19
Penrith (Kingswood)
Website:

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 100633 Mathematical Patterns and Relationships, 2014
  • 101580 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1, 2012
  • 101584 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2, 2012
  • 102073 Primary Professional Practice 1, 2015
  • 102074 Primary Professional Practice 2, 2015
  • 102096 Researching Teaching and Learning 1, 2015
  • 42075 Secondary Method 1B (Mathematics), 2015
  • 42091 Secondary Method 1A (Computing Studies), 2015

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Gannon, S., Moustakim, M., Stoilescu, D. and Wright, D. (2018), 'Mapping possible futures : funds of aspiration and educational desire', Resisting Educational Inequality: Reframing Policy and Practice in Schools Serving Vulnerable Communities, Routledge 9781138089303.

Journal Articles

  • Wright, D., Gannon, S., Moustakim, M. and Stoilescu, D. (2018), 'Encounters of life and scholarship : opening to transformations, inquiries and vulnerabilities', Educational Journal of Living Theories, vol 11, no 1 , pp 23 - 40.
  • Stoilescu, D. (2017), 'Changing the attitudes and beliefs of pre-service primary teachers towards mathematics', Southeast Asian Mathematics Education Journal, vol 7, no 1 , pp 19 - 29.
  • Tran, M. and Stoilescu, D. (2016), 'An analysis of the content, policies and assessment of ICT curricula in the final years of secondary schooling in Australia and Vietnam : a comparative educational study', Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, vol 15 , pp 49 - 73.
  • Stoilescu, D., McDougall, D. and Egodawatte, G. (2016), 'Teachers' views of the challenges of teaching grade 9 applied mathematics in Toronto schools', Educational Research for Policy and Practice, vol 15, no 2 , pp 83 - 97.
  • Stoilescu, D. (2016), 'Aspects of theories, frameworks and paradigms in mathematics education research', European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, vol 4, no 2 , pp 140 - 154.
  • Stoilescu, D. (2015), 'A critical examination of the technological pedagogical content knowledge framework : secondary school mathematics teachers integrating technology', Journal of Educational Computing Research, vol 52, no 4 , pp 514 - 547.
  • Egodawatte, G. and Stoilescu, D. (2015), 'Grade 11 students' interconnected use of conceptual knowledge, procedural skills, and strategic competence in algebra : a mixed method study of error analysis', European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, vol 3, no 3 , pp 289 - 305.
  • Stoilescu, D. (2014), 'A critical multicultural analysis of a Romanian textbook taught in elementary international language programs', Acta Didactica Napocensia, vol 7, no 3 , pp 33 - 47.
  • Stoilescu, D. (2014), 'Exploring challenges in integrating ICT in secondary mathematics with TPACK', Southeast Asian Mathematics Education Journal, vol 4, no 1 , pp 35 - 56.
  • Stoilescu, D. (2013), 'Designing a Virtual Olympic Games Framework by using simulation in web 2.0 technologies', Journal of Interactive Learning Research, vol 24, no 1 , pp 93 - 113.
  • Stoilescu, D. and Carapanait, G. (2011), 'Renegotiating relations among teacher, community, and students : a case study of teaching Roma students in a Second Chance Program', European Education, vol 43, no 2 , pp 54 - 74.
  • Egodawatte, G., Mcdougall, D. and Stoilescu, D. (2011), 'The effects of teacher collaboration in Grade 9 Applied Mathematics', Educational Research for Policy and Practice, vol 10, no 3 , pp 189 - 209.
  • Stoilescu, D. and Mcdougall, D. (2011), 'Gender digital divide and challenges in undergraduate computer science programs', Canadian Journal of Education, vol 34, no 1 , pp 308 - 333.
  • Stoilescu, D. and Mcdougall, D. (2010), 'Starting to publish academic research as a doctoral student', International Journal of Doctoral Studies, vol 5, no 1 , pp 79 - 92.
  • Stoilescu, D. and Egodawatte, G. (2010), 'Gender differences in the use of computers, programming, and peer interactions in computer science classrooms', Computer Science Education, vol 20, no 4 , pp 283 - 300.
  • Stoilescu, D. (2009), 'Introduction into the Virtual Olympic Games Framework for online communities', Health Information & Libraries Journal, vol 26, no 2 , pp 143 - 150.
  • Stoilescu, D. (2009), 'Is educational technology useful to mathematics teachers activists?', Acta Didactica Napocensia, vol 2, no 3 , pp 85 - 94.
  • Stoilescu, D. (2009), 'Multimedia CSCL tools and methods from a knowledge building perspective', Acta Didactica Napocensia, vol 2, no 1 , pp 127 - 136.
  • Stoilescu, D. (2008), 'Modalities of using learning objects for intelligent agents in learning', Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, vol 4, no 1 , pp 27 - 54.

Conference Papers

  • Stoilescu, D. (2019), 'Views and tendencies of introducing computational thinking in Australian schools', Informing Science and IT Education Conference, Jerusalem, Israel.
  • Stoilescu, D. (2017), 'An analysis of content and policies in ICT education in Australia', IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Timisoara, Romania.
  • Stoilescu, D. (2017), 'An analysis of ICT policies in Canada and Australia secondary education', European Distance Education Network. Conference, Jonkoping, Sweden.
  • Stoilescu, D. (2016), 'Technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) case studies for exemplary mathematics teachers in low SES schools', European Distance and E-Learning Network. Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Tran, M. and Stoilescu, D. (2016), 'Exploring ICT education policies and teaching practices in Australian and Vietnamese high schools', European Distance and E-Learning Network. Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Stoilescu, D. (2014), 'Studying challenges in integrating technology in secondary mathematics with technological pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK)', International Conferences on Educational Technologies, New Taipei City, Taiwan.
  • Stoilescu, D. (2014), 'Exploring social equity aspects in integrating technology in primary mathematics education', International Conferences on Educational Technologies, New Taipei City, Taiwan.
  • Stoilescu, D., georgescu, C. and Egodawatte, G. (2010), 'Investigating Linear Relations by Using TI-Nspire in Grade 9 Applied Mathematics', 32nd Annual Conference of North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA 2010), Columbus, Ohio.
  • Radakowitch, N., McDougall, D., Karadag, Z. and Stoilescu, D. (2010), 'Integrating technology in probabilities', 32nd Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA 2010), Columbus, Ohio.
  • Stoilescu, D. and McDougall, Z. (2010), 'Case studies of mathematics teachers integrating computer technology', World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA) 2010:1, Toronto,Canada.
  • Stoilescu, D., Oliveira, F., Howlett, A., McLeod, G. and Zhao, N. (2007), 'Designing a Virtual Olympic Games Framework for online communities', World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (ELEARN) 2007:1, Quebec.
  • Stoilescu, D. (2007), 'Modalities of using learning objects for intelligent agents', World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (ELEARN) 2007:1, Quebec.
  • Stoilescu, D. (2007), 'Using learning objects for intelligent agents in education', IADIS International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Agents, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Stoilescu, D. (2005), 'Interpersonal relations in e-learning', World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (ELEARN) 2005:1, Vancouver.
  • Stoilescu, D. (2005), 'Equity Strategies Required in Computer Science Curriculum', SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Phoenix.
  • Stoilescu, D. (2004), 'Redesigning the curriculum for e-learning', World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (ELEARN) 2004:1, Washington.

Mathematics Education:

  • Professional development for mathematics teachers
  • Integrating technology in mathematics
  • Social justice in mathematics
  • Cognitive aspects of teaching and learning mathematics

Educational Technology:

  • Technology in teachers’ professional development
  • Pedagogical teaching models and tecfhnology:
    • Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK)
  • Using multimedia and Internet technologies in education
  • Technology in teachers’ professional development

Multicultural issues in education

This information has been contributed by Doctor Stoilescu.

Supervision

Doctor Stoilescu is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: An Analysis of the Process of Mathematics Learning in a Tutoring Intervention: The case of trigonometry
Field of Research: Mathematical Sciences
Thesis Title: Examining Webs as an Emerged Digital Space to Support Learning Processess in the Online Education Setting
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Effective Techniques for Teaching Mathematical Concepts in First Year University.
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Exploring Quality Teaching of Information and Communication Technology in New South Wales and Yen Bai Vietnam High Schools: A Comparative Study
Field of Research: Building Science And Technology; Curriculum Studies; Other Education; Teacher Education: Secondary
Thesis Title: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Teaching for Conceptual Understanding in Mathematics Using a Five Question Approach
Field of Research: Curriculum And Education Studies; Other Education
Thesis Title: Exploring Tertiary Teachers' Pedagogical Experiences about Academic Diversity
Field of Research: Teacher Education: Higher Education

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