Pam Vale

Pam joined the SANC project team as a postdoctoral fellow in 2017. From April 2019 she will take on the new role of Senior Researcher and VESTAS/SANC project co-ordinator.

Her main roles in the project are:

  • Development and implementation of the MICLE teacher professional development programme for Grade 4 - 7 mathematics teachers
  • VESTAS/SANC project co-ordination including the running and oversight of several after-school mathematics clubs
  • Main research project:Researching the use of measurement to teach fractions in the Intermediate Phase in collaboration with Dr Jana Visnovska (University of Queensland) and Dr José Cortina (National Pedagogic University, Mexico) and working with Prof Graven
  • Student supervision
  • General academic support of SANC postgraduate students

PHD Thesis

VALE PhD Thesis (June 2017)

Academic qualifications:

B.A. (Psychology & English), cum laude (NMMU)
B.A. (Hons) (Psychology), with distinction (Unisa)
M.Ed, with distinction (Rhodes University)
PhD (Rhodes University)


Pam's publications are available on her ResearchGate page

Vale, P., & Graven, M. (2018). Facilitating conceptual engagement with fractions through suspending the use of mathematical terminology. In E. Bergqvist, M. Österholm, C. Granberg, & L. Sumpter (Eds.), Proceesings of the 42nd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education(Vol. 4, pp. 331–338). Umeå, Sweden: PME.

Visnovska, J., Cortina, J. L., Vale, P., & Graven, M. (2018). The Role of the Story in Enabling Meaningful Mathematical Engagement in the Classroom. In J. Hunter, P. Perger, & L. Durragh (Eds.), Making waves, opening spaces (Proceedings of the 41st annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia)(pp. 717–724). Auckland, New Zealand: MERGA.

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