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John Ridd

John Ridd is a retired secondary schoolteacher. For many years he was a member of the Moderation Committee of the Qld Board of Senior Secondary School Studies. John is co-author (with Santo Russo) of a series of Maths textbooks for Years 8/9/10.

John Ridd's last three posts were as Senior Lecturer in Maths Education, Women’s Training College Kano, Nigeria; Head of Maths Dept, Tulse Hill School, London and, from 1970 until retirement, Head of Maths Innisfail State High School, Qld.

After retirement he started work on a PhD under Physics Professor Mal Heron at JCU Townsville. He was awarded his Doctorate in 2004. His thesis topic was: Participation in Physics and rigorous Maths and a consideration of educational, economic and political influences.


Improvements in maths and numerical science demand transparency
Education - 27/11/2014 - 11 comments
Educational sexism in Queensland
Education - 26/04/2013 - 36 comments
Is nuclear the only way forward?
January 2013 Feature - 15/01/2013 - 24 comments
Ionising radiation: perhaps we have little to fear except fear itself
Environment - 19/07/2012 - 14 comments
Through measurement to knowledge
Education - 21/02/2012 - 9 comments
No secondary mathematics foundation under tertiary engineering superstructure
Education - 18/10/2011 - 14 comments
Julia Gillard's Baccalaureate
Education - 17/08/2010 - 1 comment
A weak State in a mediocre performing country
April 2010 Feature - 14/04/2010 - 9 comments
Degenerate maths and the mystery of the disappearing report
Education - 17/02/2010 - 7 comments
See O'Too and Cosmic Ray in the Climate Stakes Cup
Science & Technology - 19/08/2009 - 68 comments
When consultation is not consultation
Law & Liberties - 24/03/2009 - 17 comments
Queensland Smart State? More like Vacuum State!
Education - 9/02/2009 - 15 comments
The Reef, the Reef and nothing but the Reef
Environment - 3/12/2008 - 7 comments
Education Revolution - radical change or chucking a 360?
Education - 21/12/2007 - 17 comments
Daylight saving beyond the fading curtains
Science & Technology - 20/09/2007 - 15 comments
Strong on the critical and weak on the thinking
Education - 9/10/2006 - 55 comments
Floating gently on a waft of edu-dribble
Education - 6/06/2006 - 2 comments
Choosing a school in a knowledge vacuum
Education - 12/10/2005 - 2 comments
Required – the deconstruction of the Boards of Study
Education - 9/08/2005
Slugs and snails and puppy dogs' tails
Education - 20/04/2005 - 2 comments
Wadderloader! Maths and science teaching in Australia
Education - 25/01/2005 - 5 comments
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