Dr Jyoti Jhagroo

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Senior Lecturer, Programme Co-ordinator Primary Teaching

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7913

Email: jjhagroo@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:

Room AR 210, School of Education, AUT North Shore Campus
90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Auckland 0627.

Postal Address:

School of Education, AUT North Shore Campus
Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142.


  • EDd (Auckland University of Technology)
  • MEd (Hons) (University of Auckland)
  • PG Dip in Ed (University of Auckland)
  • BEd (postgrad) (University of South Africa)
  • BPed (University of Kwa Zulu Natal).

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Mathematics Education Research Group Australasia
  • Auckland Mathematics Association
  • New Zealand Association for Mathematics Teachers
  • New Zealand Associations for Mathematics Teachers 2015 Conference Organising committee member
  • Australian Association of Research in Education
  • Chief judge - North Harbour Science Fair


Prior to joining AUT in 2013, Jyoti taught for 25 years in primary, secondary, and community educational contexts. She began her teaching career in 1988 in South Africa.

In 2004, Jyoti completed her MEd at the University of Auckland which focused on the experiences of South African trained teachers in Auckland. While teaching mathematics at a secondary school, she completed doctoral study on the lived experiences of ten immigrant students in their mathematics classrooms.

Jyoti is involved on a range of programmes in the School of Education, including lecturing at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, coordinating/leading papers, and developing new papers and programmes. She currently serves as a member of the Academic Quality Assurance Committee in the School of Education.

Her research interests include: practitioner inquiry; mathematics education; immigrant experiences; and school-based research. Her contribution to the research environment includes: being a member of the Research Committee in 2014 and 2015; conference contributions; engagement in research projects with school-based practitioners; writing and reviewing articles for publication; supervision of Masters and doctoral studies; and examining postgraduate theses, projects and dissertations.

Teaching Areas:

BEd programme

  • English
  • Science
  • Professional Inquiry and Practice
  • Language learning and teaching
  • Mathematics ll
  • Teaching children from diverse ethnicities
  • Exploration of Teaching and Learning in Flexible Environments: Social Science and Technology
  • Applying Collaborative Pedagogy in Flexible Environments: Integrating Social Sciences and Technology

MEd programme

  • Education in Schools: Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum
  • Master of Teaching and Learning programme
  • Teaching as Inquiry
  • Curriculum and Assessment
  • Critical Reflection on Practice

Master of Teaching and Learning projects supervision

MEd Supervision

PhD Supervision

Current Research Projects:

  • The inquiring practitioner: The lived experiences of the Masters in Teaching and Learning graduates
  • The lived experiences of immigrant teachers.


  • Stringer, P., &  Jhagroo, J. (2019). Towards a more complete understanding of ‘Teaching as Inquiry’: Perspectives of beginning teachers explored.  New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies 54:39–52 https://doi.org/10.1007/s40841-019-00131-6
  • Khareedi, R., &  Jhagroo, J. (2019). Level of Prior Education as a Predictor of Academic Performance in the Bio Science Papers. Mod Res Dent. 3(5). DOI: 10.31031/MRD.2019.03.000574
  • Begg, A., McChesney, J ., Jhagroo, J. (2018). AOTEAROA/NEW ZEALAND: Mathematics education in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In J. Mack & B. Vogeli (Eds.).  Mathematics and its Teaching in the Asia-pacific Region (pp35-68). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Jhagroo J. (2017). Researching the Lived Experiences of Immigrant Students. Sage Research Methods Cases pp. 1-14. doi:10.4135/9781473953734
  • Jhagroo J. (2016). "You expect them to listen!": Immigrant teachers' reflections on their lived experiences.Australian Journal of Teacher Education 41(9):47-57.
  • Jhagroo, J. R. (2015). I know how to add them, I didn’t know I had to add them. AustralianJournal of Teacher Education, 40(11), 107-119. doi:10.14221/ajte.2015v40n11.
  • Jhagroo, J., & Nataraj, M. (2015). When is a number too big to know? Scaffoldingunderstanding of large number concepts. In R. Averill (Ed.). Mathematics andstatistics in the middle years: Evidence and practice (pp162-181). Wellington, NewZealand: NZCER.
  • Jhagroo, J. R. (2015). Multicultural lecturing: some challenges. 2015 Elephant DeltaConference, 10 Southern Hemisphere Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (pp. 72-90), 22 November - 27November 2015. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
  • Jhagroo, J. (2013). A personal journey from PowerPoint to Empowerment - A Reflection on my practice in the Higher Education Context. Educational Provocations,(2013), 54-68.
  • Jhagroo, J. R. (2012). A hermeneutic phenomenological study of the lived experiences of immigrant students in their mathematics classrooms at a secondary school in Auckland, New Zealand. (Doctoral Thesis, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland)
  • Jhagroo, J. R. (2012). Immigrant students in the classroom: a spiral-threads-of- transition model. Educational Provocations, 2012(2), 31-42.
  • Jhagroo, J. R. (2004). The experiences of South African trained teachers in Auckland. Unpublished Master of Education thesis. Auckland, New Zealand: University of Auckland.

Conference contributions

  • Jhagroo J, & Stringer P. (2016). Practitioner inquiry: Shifting role of teachers from consumers to producers of knowledge. Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) 2016: Transforming Education Research, Melbourne, Australia, 27 Nov 2016 - 01 Dec 2016. Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference 2016.
  • Jhagroo J, Stringer P, Schoone A, Gibbons A, & Culbreath Y. Reflecting on learning after teaching in an Innovative Learning Environment. Faculty of Culture and Society Research and Teaching and Learning Festival, Auckland, New Zealand, 06 Dec 2016 - 07 Dec 2016.
  • Jhagroo, J. (2015). Multicultural lecturing: Some challenges. Paper presented at ElephantDelta Conference, 22 November – 27 November 2015. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
  • Jhagroo, J. R. (2014). United we stand, divided we fall. Paper presented at AARE/NZAREConference, 30 November-4 December 2015. Brisbane, Australia.
  • Jhagroo, J. R. (2014). Multiple Multiplication Models. Paper presented at MERGA 37Curriculum in focus: Research guided practice, 29 June – 3 July 2014. Mathematics Education Research Group Australasia, Sydney, Australia.
  • Jhagroo, J. R. (2014). Language of thought and communication in the mathematicsclassroom. Oral presentation at the Literacy in Mathematics Workshop, 21 June2014. Auckland Mathematical Association. Epsom Girls' Grammar, Auckland , NewZealand.
  • Jhagroo, J. R. (2013). The voices of immigrant students, a professional learning focus. Paperpresented theMaking a Difference One Day Seminar, 15 June 2013. PrimaryMathematics Association Seminar, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Jhagroo, J. R. (2013). Balancing diversity in the classroom. Paper presented at the Tourism Teachers' Symposium, 3> July 2013, AUT, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Jhagroo, J. R. (2013). Voices of immigrant students: When words count.Paper presented at Mathematics Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Conference, 7-11 July2013. Mathematics Education Research Group Australasia, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Jhagroo, J. R. (2013). From the silent voices of immigrant students. Oral presentation at the Mathematics and Statistics Research Symposium, 30 September 2013. VictoriaUniversity, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Jhagroo, J.R. (2013). The transitional experiences of ten immigrant students in theirmathematics classrooms. Paper presentation at the Wellington Girls' College:Absolutely Positively Mathematics & Statistics, 4 October 2013. New Zealand Association of Mathematics Teachers' Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Jhagroo, J.R. (2013). A glimpse into Ancient mathematical ideas. Auckland Mathematics Association Mathematics and Statistics Day, 25 Nov 2013 University of Auckland, Tamaki Campus, Auckland, New Zealand.


  • Scholarship — 2011 Secondary Schools Teacher Study Award (Ministry of Education NZ)
  • Scholarship — 4 year undergraduate study scholarship (Department of Education and Culture, South Africa)
  • Research Project Funding $10000 — 2013 [AUT Faculty of Culture and Society] Project: Researching the lived experiences of immigrant teachers
  • Research Project Funding $7470.20 — 2016 [AUT Faculty of Culture and Society] Project: The lived experiences of Master of Teaching and Learning graduates as inquiring practitioners.
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