Staff Profile:Dr. Natthapoj Vincent Trakulphadetkrai

Name:
Dr Natthapoj Vincent Trakulphadetkrai
Job Title:
Associate Professor
Responsibilities:

 

Institute of Education Responsibilities:

Leadership

  • Senior Academic Manager (Line Manager) (2020-Present)
  • Director of Research Communications (2018-Present)
  • Deputy Director of Postgraduate Research Studies (2019-Present)
  • Chair of the Institute of Education’s Assessment Literacy Development Group (2018-Present)
  • Mathematics Specialism Leader on the BA in Primary Education (QTS) (2013-Present)
  • MA Dissertation (EDM133) Module Covenor (2018-Present)
  • BA Year 1 Mathematics, Children and Education 1 (ED1AC4) Module Convenor (2013-Present)
  • BA Year 2 Mathematics, Children and Education 2 (ED2AC4) Module Convenor (2013-Present)
  • BA Year 3 Mathematics - Inclusion, Diversity and Intervention (ED3SS1) Module Convenor (2015-2018)
  • BA Year 3 Dissertation Module Co-ordinator (2014-2015)

Non-leadership

  • Member of the Institute of Education’s Research Committee
  • Member of the Institute of Education’s Research Ethics Committee
  • Mentor to new lecturers
  • PhD and EdD Supervisor and Internal Examiner
  • MA Supervisor
  • School Direct Subject Specialist in Primary Mathematics (SSPIP) Contributor
  • BA School Placement Supervisor
  • BA Academic Tutor

External Responsibilities:

  • Founder and Principal Investigator (2014-Present) www.MathsThroughStories.org, an international research consortium investigating various aspects of integrating story picture books and imaginative story writing in mathematics teaching and learning
  • Mathematics Education Special Interest Group (SIG) Co-Convenor (2019-2021) British Education Research Association (BERA)
  • Trustee & Executive Member (2016-2020) Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM)
  • PhD External Examiner (2019) Durham University
  • PGCE Primary and PGCE Primary with Mathematics programmes External Examiner (2016-2020) University of Bedfordshire
  • Executive Member & Conference Organiser (2015-2018) British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM)
  • Chair of the Communications Committee (2015-2018) British Congress of Mathematics Education (BCME)
  • Co-Editor (2017-2018) Primary Mathematics Journal by The Mathematical Association (MA)

 

Areas of Interest:

 

 

Current and Recent PhD and EdD Students, with Topics/Titles of their Research:

As first supervisor

  • Fatemah Almuwaiziri (Second Supervisor: Dr. Timothy Williams) Solving mathematical word problems using Passively Received Visualisation (PRV) and Self-constructed Visualisation (SCV): The case of primary school students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Kuwait (Successfully completed in 2020, PhD)
  • Terence McAdams (Second Supervisor: Dr. Daisy Powell) Gender differences in computer programming learning among middle school secondary students in South Korea and strategies for increasing the number of females continuing their education in Computer Science (Successfully completed in 2018, EdD)
  • Hebah Asaad Sheerah (Second Supervisor: Professor Andy Goodwyn) English language learners’ perceptions of a blended learning environment to support their learning (Successfully completed in 2018, PhD)
  • Steve Mvalo (Second Supervisor: Dr. Yota Dimitriadi) Developing computer science students’ computational thinking: The case for the use of simulation software (Successfully completed in 2018, EdD)

As second supervisor

    • Helen Gormley (First Supervisor: Prof. Helen Bilton) The development of children’s mathematical literacy through continuous provision during the reception year (To submit in 2024, PhD)
    • Fatima Naghi (First supervisor: Prof. Carol Fuller) Staff and student perceptions of the use of a curriculum model (Singapore Maths) at a school in Saudi Arabia (To submit in 2022, EdD)
    • Edward Falshaw (First Supervisor: Yota Dimitriadi) What effect does a one-to-one Chromebook initiative have on students and teachers in a UK secondary school? (To submit in 2022, EdD)
    • Daniel Burgos (First supervisor: Prof. Alan Floyd) Open Science & Open Innovation. A new paradigm to achieve STEM competences (To submit 2021, PhD by Published Works)
    • Catherine Foley (First Supervisor: Dr. Carol Fuller) Children's perceptions of mathematics in their home and school lives (Successfully completed in 2016, EdD)
    • Fiona Curtis (First Supervisor: Dr. Carol Fuller) Understanding algebra - a study into the development of algebraic thinking with a focus on the use of manipulative (Successfully completed in 2015, EdD)
    Current and Recent MA Students:
  • Boonyaporn Phuengphaingam - Learning Maths through play would enhance ESL students’ performances in early years study (Successfully completed in 2019)
  • Hanna Orvola - The impact of creating story picture books on fraction learning and attitudes (Successfully completed in 2019)
  • Kathryn Childs - The connectionist approach to primary mathematics planning (Successfully completed in 2015)
  • Gemma Uphill - An investigation exploring mathematics achievement, self-esteem and attitudes towards mathematics of summer born and non-summer born children (Successfully completed in 2015)

 

Recent Grant Application Activities:

Since I joined the University of Reading’s Institute of Education in Autumn 2013, I have had experience in applying for a wide range of internal and external research grant applications from my own institution as well as the Nuffield Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, the Wellcome Trust and the Educational Endowment Foundation.

Successful applications

  • Learning mathematics through creating story picture books: A new mathematics teaching strategy for primary school children

Date: 2019-2020

Funder: University of Reading’s Research Fellowship

Value: £11,000 (£10,000 from the University of Reading and £1,000 from its Institute of Education)

  • Contribution of English language proficiency on mathematical proficiency of Key Stage 2 (9-10 years old) children with English as their Additional Language (EAL)

Served as Principal Investigator in a collaborative project with Prof. Jeanine Treffers-Daller, Dr. Louise Courtney, Dr. Anna Tsakalaki (University of Reading) and Dr. Jon Clenton (Hiroshima University, Japan)

Date: 2014-2015

Funder: University of Reading’s Research Endowment Trust Fund (RETF) & Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM)

Value: £2,400 (£2,000 from RETF and £400 from CeLM)

  • Children as consumers and producers of picture books: An intervention strategy to consolidate children’s conceptual understanding in mathematics

Date: 2014-2015 Funder: University of Reading’s Institute of Education

Value: £600

  • English primary teachers’ beliefs on the integration of children’s literature in mathematics teaching

Date: 2013-2014

Funder: University of Reading’s Institute of Education Value: £520

 

Research groups / Centres:

 

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Peer-reviewed research articles

  • Livy, S., Muir, T., Larkin, K., & Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (In preparation - due to be submitted in Summer 2020). Australian pre-service and in-service teachers’ perceptions on the integration of children’s literature in mathematics teaching and learning.
  • Markovits, Z., Chen-Haddad, N. & Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (In preparation - due to be submitted in Summer 2020). Israeli pre-service and in-service teachers’ perceptions on the integration of children’s literature in mathematics teaching and learning.
  • Yang, D.-C., Su, Y.-W., Chen, C.-H., & Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (In preparation - due to be submitted in Summer 2020). Taiwanese in-service teachers’ perceptions on the integration of children’s literature in mathematics teaching and learning.
  • Farrugia, M. T. & Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (Under review). Maltese pre-service and in-service teachers’ perceptions on the integration of children’s literature in mathematics teaching and learning.
  • Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (Under review). The representation of girls and women in mathematically explicit story picture books.
  • Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (Under review). Mathematical epistemological beliefs: Through the gender lens.
  • Prendergast, M., Harbison, L., Miller, S., & Trakulphadetkrai, N.V. (2019). Pre-service and in-service teachers’ perceptions on the integration of children’s literature in mathematics teaching and learning in Ireland. Irish Educational Studies, 38(2), 157-175. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/03323315.2018.1484302
  • Trakulphadetkrai, N. V., Courtney, L., Clenton, J., Treffers-Daller, J., & Tsakalaki, A. (2017). The contribution of general language ability, reading comprehension and working memory to mathematics achievement among children with English as additional language (EAL): an exploratory study. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13670050.2017.1373742
  • Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (2012). Relationship between classroom authority and epistemological beliefs as espoused by primary school mathematics teachers from the very high and very low socio-economic regions in Thailand. Journal of International and Comparative Education, 1(2), 71-89. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14425/00.45.75  

Articles for practitioners

  • Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (2019, June 21). How picture books help maths teaching. Times Educational Supplement, 38-41.
  • Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (2018). Story picture books as a mathematics teaching and learning tool. Primary Mathematics, 22(2), 3-7.
  • Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (2017). Where are the girls and women in mathematical picture books? Mathematics Teaching, 258, 23-25.

Academic book chapters

  • Trakulphadetkrai, N. V., Aerila, J.-A., & Yrjänäinen, S. (2019) Bringing mathematics alive through stories. In J.-A. Aerila & K. J. Kerry-Moran (Eds.), The potency of stories: Nurturing influences across young children’s developmental domains (pp. 199-225). New York, NY: Springer Nature.
  • Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (2011). Thailand: Educational Equality and Quality. In C. Brock & S. Lorraine Pe (Eds.), Education in South-East Asia: Oxford studies in comparative education (pp. 197-219). Oxford, UK: Symposium.

Project reports

  • Glauert, E., Trakulphadetkrai, N. V., & Maloney, J. (2013). D4.4 Project report on practices and their implications. Creative Little Scientists (CLS): Enabling creativity through science and mathematics in preschool and first years of primary education. European Union.
  • Johnston, J., Riley, A., Crompton, A., Glauert, E., Trakulphadetkrai, N. V., Maloney, J., Barber, P., Manches, A., Clack, J., Cremin, T., & Craft, A. (2013). D4.3 Country Reports - Report 9 of 9: Country Report on in-depth field work in the UK. Creative Little Scientists (CLS): Enabling creativity through science and mathematics in preschool and first years of primary education. European Union.

 

Conference Presentations

  • Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (2020). Mathematical epistemological beliefs: Through the gender lens. Paper to be presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, San Francisco, USA, 17th-21st April 2020.
  • Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (2020). The visibility of girls and women in mathematical story picture books. Paper to be presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, San Francisco, USA, 17th-21st April 2020.
  • Almuwaiziri, F. & Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (2019). Can self-constructed visualisation (SCV) meet unique mathematics learning needs of students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD? Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Conference, Manchester, UK, 10th-12th September 2019.
  • Larkin, K. & Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (2019). Queensland pre-service teachers’ beliefs on the integration of children’s literature in mathematics teaching – A pilot case study. Paper presented at the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference, Perth, Australia, 30th June - 4th July 2019.
  • Prendergast, M., Harbison, L., Miller, S., & Trakulphadetkrai, N.V. (2019). Irish teachers’ perceptions on the integration of children’s literature in mathematics teaching and learning. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, Toronto, Canada, 5th-9th April 2019.
  • Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (2018). How to generate (and evidence) research impact? The case of MathsThroughStories.org. Paper presented at the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM) Conference, London, UK, 10th November 2015.
  • Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (2018). Perceived barriers to integrate children's literature in mathematics teaching: Perspectives of preschool and primary teachers in England. Paper presented at the ninth British Congress of Mathematics Education (BCME9) Conference, Coventry, UK, 3rd-6th April 2018.
  • Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (2017). Where are the girls and women in mathematics-focused picture books? Preliminary pilot findings. Paper presented at the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM) Conference, Oxford, UK, 10th June 2017.
  • Gunnarsdóttir, G. H., Pálsdóttir, G., & Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (2017). Primary mathematics and children‘s literature. Working group at the seventeenth Nordic Conference on Mathematics Education (NORMA17), Stockholm, Sweden, 30th May–2nd June 2017.
  • Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (2017). Children's literature, creative writing and mathematics learning. Workshop given at the Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM) Conference, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, 10th–13th April 2017.
  • Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (2017). Undergraduate students’ perceptions of learning introductory statistics through producing a statistical picture book. Paper presented at the Conference of European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME10), Dublin, Ireland, 1st–5th February 2017.
  • Trakulphadetkrai, N. V., Courtney, L., Clenton, J., & Treffers-Daller, J. (2016). Relationships between Key Stage 2 EAL children's English language proficiency and their mathematical proficiency. Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, Leeds, UK, 13th-16th September 2016.
  • Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (2016). The development of a typology of multiplication word problems as posed by Year 4 children in England: An exploratory study. Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 22nd-23rd August 2016.
  • Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (2016). The portrayal of girls and women in mathematics-related picture books: The development of the analytical framework. Paper presented at the UK Literacy Association (UKLA) Conference, Bristol, UK, 8th-10th July 2016.
  • Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (2016). Enhancing children’s visualization of multiplication through their self-generated mathematics picture books. Paper presented at the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME13) Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 24th-31st July 2016.
  • Zhang, Q-P. & Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (2016). Hong Kong primary mathematics teachers' beliefs about the integration of children's literature in mathematics teaching. Paper presented at the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME13) Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 24th-31st July 2016.
  • Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (2015). Formatively assess Key Stage 2 students’ conceptual understanding of multiplication visually, symbolically and contextually. Paper presented at the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM) Conference, Reading, UK, 7th November 2015.
  • Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (2015). The construction of the ‘Primary Teachers’ Beliefs concerning the Integration of Children’s Literature in Mathematics Learning and Teaching’ (PTB-ICLMLT) Framework: Findings from a pilot study. Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, Belfast, UK, 15th-17th September 2015.
  • Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (2015). English pre-service primary school teachers' beliefs concerning the integration of children's literature in mathematics teaching and learning. Paper presented at the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM) Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 28th February 2015.
  • Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (2014). Primary school teachers’ beliefs about the integration of children’s literature in mathematics teaching and learning: Cross validation by systematic triangulation. Paper presented at the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM) Conference, Leicester, UK, 8th November 2014.
  • Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (2014). Relationship between classroom authority and epistemological beliefs as espoused by primary school mathematics teachers from the very high and very low socio-economic regions in Thailand. Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, London, UK, 22nd-24th September 2014.
  • Trakulphadetkrai, N. V. (2009). Teachers' beliefs of mathematics learning framework. Poster presented at the Conference of European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME6), Lyon, France, 28th January-1st February 2009.

 

Public Engagement Activities

Workshops

Since 2017, I have been invited to deliver the Maths Through Stories training workshop to over 200 teachers and more than 2,000 teacher trainees at over 30 universities across the UK and internationally. Photos of these workshops and feedback from those attended the events can be found on: http://www.mathsthroughstories.org/teacher-training--cpd-services.html

Blog posts

Interviews

Research videos about my research

 

Editorial Experience

Co-Editor (2017-2018) - Primary Mathematics Journal by The Mathematical Association (MA)

 

Invited Keynote Talks

  • Trakulphadetkrai, N.V. (2019). ‘What if maths is taught to older pupils through mathematical story picture books?’ Invited keynote talk given at the seventh Conference on Research in Mathematics Education in Ireland (MEI 7), Dublin, Ireland, 11th – 12th October 2019.
  • Trakulphadetkrai, N.V. (2019). ‘What if maths was taught through storytelling?’ Invited keynote talk given at the Medway Educational Leaders Association Conference, London, UK, 22nd May 2019.
  • Trakulphadetkrai, N.V. (2018). ‘Story picture books and mathematics teaching’. Invited keynote talk given at Pearson’s Power of Maths Roundatable event, London, UK, 8th November 2018.

 

Invited Reviews

Research grant and fellowship applications

Invited to review a UK Economic and Social Research Council-funded research grant application of around £250,000 in 2018, a UK Research and Innovation-funded Future Leaders Fellowship application of around £1,200,000 in 2019, and a Leverhulme application of around £120,000 in 2019. (All applications were concerned with Mathematics Education).

Peer-review journal articles

Invited to review articles for international journals, such as Journal of Research in Childhood Education, Research in Mathematics Education, Cambridge Journal of Education, Educational Research, EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, Educational Studies, Literacy, and Journal of International and Comparative Education, among others.

Peer-reviewed conference papers

Invited to review conference paper proposals for the following national and international conferences:

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, California, USA, 17th–21st April 2020
  • British Educational Research Association (BERA) Conference, Newcastle, UK, 11th-13th September 2018
  • British Educational Research Association (BERA) Conference, Brighton, UK, 5th-7th September 2017
  • Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME) Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 1st-5th February 2017
  • North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA) Conference, Tucson, USA, 3rd-6th November 2016
  • British Educational Research Association (BERA) Conference, Leeds, UK, 13th-15th September 2016
  • International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI-13) Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 24th-31st July 2016
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Research Conference, San Francisco, USA, 11th-13th April 2016
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, Washington DC, USA, 8th-12th April 2016
  • British Educational Research Association (BERA) Conference, Belfast, UK, 15th-17th September 2015
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Research Conference, Boston, USA, 13th-15th April 2015
  • British Congress of Mathematics Education (BCME) Conference, Nottingham, UK, 14th-17th April 2014

Academic books

Invited to review the quality of new book editions and new book proposals on mathematics education, research methodology and academic writing for international publishers, such as Springer, SAGE, and Routledge.

Mathematical picture books

Invited to review mathematical picture books for international publishers, such as Penguin Random House's G.P. Putnam's Sons (USA), Charlesbridge (USA), HarperCollins (USA), Macmillan's Henry Holt & Co. (USA), Candlewick (USA), Amazon Publishing's Two Lions (USA), Kane Press (USA), Arbordale (USA), Royal Fireworks Press (USA), Strategic Educational Tools (USA), Math4Minors (USA), Usborne (UK), Walker Books (UK), QED Publishing (UK), Penguin Random House's Tundra Books (Canada), Little Steps Publishing (Australia), Lemniscaat (The Netherlands), and Tan Tan (South Korea) as well as independent authors.

 

Recognitions

Research

  • Finalist of the University of Reading’s Engagement and Impact Award for the 2018/2019 academic year
  • Winner in the University of Reading’s Institute of Education’s ‘Best Research Output (Lecturer) Award’ for the 2016/2017 academic year for The contribution of general language ability, reading comprehension and working memory to mathematics achievement among children with English as additional language (EAL): An exploratory study paper
  • Runner-up in the University of Reading’s Institute of Education’s ‘Research Collaboration Award’ for the 2015/2016 academic year for the Introductory statistics through comic books project
  • Runner-up in the University of Reading’s Institute of Education’s ‘Research Collaboration Award’ for the 2015/2016 academic year for the Children’s play-based learning of science and mathematics in the early years project

Teaching

  • Co-winner of the University of Reading’s Collaborative Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning for the 2019/2020 academic year
  • Co-winner of the University of Reading’s Institute of Education’s Teaching and Learning Award (Category: Collaborative Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning) for the 2018/2019 academic year
  • Nominated by students for the University of Reading’s ‘Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning Teaching Excellence Award’ for the 2016/2017 academic year
  • Nominated by students for the University of Reading’s ‘Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning Personal Tutor Excellence Award’ for the 2016/2017 academic year
  • Nominated by students for the University of Reading’s ‘Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning Teaching Excellence Award’ for the 2015/2016 academic year
  • Nominated by students for the University of Reading’s ‘Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning Personal Tutor Excellence Award’ for the 2015/2016 academic year
  • Nominated by students for the University of Reading’s ‘Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning Lecturer Excellence Award’ for the 2013/2014 academic year

 

Any Further Information:

Professional History

  • Aug 2020 - present

Associate Professor of Mathematics Education -

Institute of Education, University of Reading

  • Sep 2013 – Jul 2020

Lecturer in Primary Mathematics Education - Institute of Education, University of Reading

  • Jan 2013 – Aug 2013

Research Officer, Creative Little Scientists (European Union-funded €2 million nine-country international research project: Grant Agreement Number 289081) - UCL Institute of Education, University of London

 

Academic Qualifications

  • Sep 2007 – Aug 2012

PhD in Mathematics Education, University of Cambridge

With Cambridge Overseas Trust scholarship of £21,000

Supervisor: Dr Paul Andrews

Examiners: Dr Tim Rowland (Internal) and Prof Stephen Lerman (External)

  • Sep 2010 – Aug 2011

MSc in International Public Policy, University College London (University of London)

  • Sep 2006 – Aug 2007

MSc in Comparative and International Education, University of Oxford

  • Sep 2003 – Aug 2006

BA (Hons) in Primary Education (Mathematics), Brunel University

First Class Honours; with All Saints Educational Trust scholarship of £15,000

 

Professional Qualifications

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) – awarded in 2019
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) – since 2016
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) – since 2015
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) – awarded in 2006

 

Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

  • British Educational Research Association (BERA), Special Interest Group: Mathematics in Education
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA), Special Interest Group: Research in Mathematics Education
  • British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM)
  • European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (ERME)
  • Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM: UK)
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Contact Details

Email:
n.trakulphadetkrai@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 2665

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