Destina Winarti

About Me
Dr. Destina Wahyu Winarti completed her Ph.D. in Mathematics Education at the University of Canberra, Australia, Faculty of Education. Before her Ph.D., she completed two Master’s degrees in mathematics and realistic mathematics education. Respectively from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) and Universitas Negeri Surabaya (UNESA). For the latter, part of her study took place in The Freudenthal Institute, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. She has extensive experience in education as a mathematics teacher and a lecturer at the institute for teacher training and lesson designer in her Master's and Ph.D. studies. She also provided training for participating teachers before the design implementation at schools. In addition, she was a reviewer for module development and facilitator for teachers' professional development (PD) on the Government Partnership for Development (GPFD) project in West Nusa Tenggara Indonesia (funded by DFAT, Australia). Before joining UIII, she was an e-Learning program lead at Tanoto Foundation, a philanthropy organization in Indonesia. She and her team maintained and nurtured a digital platform for teachers' training and organized online training for teachers from more than 15 provinces in Indonesia. Dr. Destina can be reached by email at

About research interest: “My research interest is a spatial ability, mathematics education, and learning design.”

Work Experience
Universitas Islam Internasional Indonesia
(2021 - PRESENT)

Faculty of Education

STKIP Bina Insan Mandiri

Pendidikan Matematika


Ph.D in Mathematics
University of Canberra

Master in Mathematics, 
Universitas Negeri Surabaya & Freudenthal Institute-Utrecht University

Master in Mathematics, 
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Surabaya


Bachelor's in Mathematics, 
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Surabaya


  • Students’ ability to solve mental rotation items: Gender perspective within a disadvantaged community.
  • Developing spatial reasoning activities within geometry learning.
  • Deepening students understanding of triangle topic through ‘application’component of ELPSA (Experience, Language, Pictorial, Symbol and Application) framework.
  • Graphic-rich items within high-stakes test: Indonesia national exam (UN), PISA, and TIMSS.
  • Learning the concept of area and perimeter by exploring their relation.