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Robyn Gandell

Senior Lecturer
School of Bridgepoint
Location: Building 170, Room 1087


My role as Coach Advisor in Unitec's new Course Development unit requires me to negotiate with programmes and develop teams to engage in developing both new and existing courses for Unitec's blended learning environment. I am responsible for ensuring smooth liaison between departments and the new course development unit, preparing courses and teams to undertake the development and mentoring staff, as necessary, through the development process.

I have previously worked as a lecturer in foundation education teching mathematics and physics, at a high school teaching mathematics and dance and as a physiotherapist.


Gandell, Robyn. (2022). Moving Mathematically. Proceedings of the Twelfth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education.

Gandell, R. (2021). What Movement counts as students' mathematical knowing. Herenga Delta, Auckland.

Gandell, Robyn. (2021). Mathematical Problem Solving and the Moving Mind. Te Manawa Reka Curiosity Symposium, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Gandell, R. L. (2021). What counts as knowing. MIT-Unitec Research Symposium 2021 Rangahau Horonuku Hou - New Research Landscapes, Online.

Gandell, R L. (2020). Problem solving, mathematics and other things. Unitec Research Symposium, Unitec Institute of technlogy.

Gandell, R L. (2019). Mathematical problem Solving: Steps and strategies or an improvised wayfaring journey? Mathematics Education Unit Seminar, University of Auckland.

Gandell, R L. (2019). Mathematical Problem Solving as Problematising Journey. Mathematics and Statistic Education Research Symposium NZCER VUW, Victoria University, Wellington.

Gandell, R L., & Maheux, J-F. (2019). Problematizing: The Lived Journey of a Group of Students Doing Mathematics. Constructivist Foundations (Vol. 15 (1)).

Iven, I., Gandell, R., Lee, M., & Simpson, A. M. (2018). Global Perspectives on Social Media in Tertiary Learning and Teaching. USA, IGI Global (Vol. 1st).

Gandell, R. L., & Fitzgerald, B. (2017). Health vocational pathways: Enabling secondary to tertiary transition. National Association of Enabling Educatiors Australia, Southern Cross University, Gold Coast, Australia.

Gandell, R. L. (2017). Students' mathematical problematising in problem solving: Provisional year review. Mathematics Department, University of Auckland.

Gandell, R. L., & Lee, M. (2017). Social Media for Learning and Teaching. New Zealand National Learning and Teaching Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Jordan, N, Sir., Christie, A., & Project Managers (2017). Engineering e2e: Secondary-Tertiary Pathways Projects. Joint NZDE/BEngTech Forum, Wellington.

Crossan, S., & Gandell, R. (2014). Recruiting foundation and bridging learners in a digital age. Paper presented at Foundation and Bridging Educators New Zealand (FABENZ 2014), Tauranga.

Gandell, R. L. (2012). Two Left Feet: The connections between mathematics and dance. Community for Undergraduate Learning in the Mathematical Sciences, Auckland University, 11th September.

Gandell, R. L., and Schwenger, B. (2012). What do the scores tell us. Australian Council for Adult Literacy 35th Annual Conference: Joining the Pieces: literacy and numeracy - one part of the picture. Tasmania, Australia. 19-21 September.

Gandell, R. L., and Schwenger, B. (2012). Fast 4 Word: A collaborative research project linking students' numeracy and literacy. Inaugural Conference of Foundation and Bridging Educations New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand: University of Auckland. 3-4 December 2012.

Gandell, R. L., and Schwenger, B. (2012). Connecting the dots. XX, Adults Learning Mathematics Conference, AUT, Auckland.