Speaker: Associate Professor Rhonda Faragher, PhD, University of Queensland, Australia
Date: Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 12.00 p.m. CET per Zoom.
This presentation gives an overview of learning mathematics by students with Down syndrome from the early years to adulthood. Common challenges and strategies to work around them will be presented.
Rhonda Faragher (PhD) is an Associate Professor of Inclusive Education at the University of Queensland and Director of the Down Syndrome Research Program within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. As a secondary mathematics teacher by background, Rhonda has always had an interest in assisting everyone, including those with Down syndrome, to learn to love mathematics and to appreciate its power for their lives.
She is a trustee of Down Syndrome International, a Fellow of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disability and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has received a number of awards for her work including a Commonwealth of Australia Endeavour Executive Award, the Vice-Chancellor’s medal for Mission Excellence and in 2020 she was the recipient of The University of Queensland Award for Excellence in Community, Diversity and Inclusion.
Rhonda has an adult daughter with Down syndrome.