EDF4116 - Mathematics and numeracy education
6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate, Postgraduate Faculty of Education
Leader(s): Dr W T Seah (On-campus); Dr T Barkatsas (Off-campus)
In this unit students will be introduced to a range of issues associated with being a secondary mathematics and numeracy teacher. Issues examined include: how children learn mathematics; contemporary mathematics curricula; theories informing the approaches to mathematics teaching advocated; planning to teach mathematics; and locating resources. These issues are examined through a consideration of a range of content areas within the years 7 -10 curriculum.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- understand and appreciate the role of mathematics and numeracy in secondary schooling;
- develop and apply knowledge of teaching styles, resources and assessment methods for mathematics;
- explore the needs of diverse groups of students and consider the range of factors that can influence learning outcomes, including literacy and ICT needs;
- develop competence in planning and implementing lessons and units of work
- investigate and evaluate a variety of aspects of school mathematics pedagogy; and
- examine and evaluate mathematics curriculum documents and their underpinning principles.
This unit is graded Pass Grade Only (PGO); Assessment task 1: Analysis of learning (2,000 words, 50%); Assessment task 2: Reflection and analysis from fieldwork placement (2,000 words, 50%)
3 hours per week
2 units of first year tertiary level mathematics or by special permission. (Note: Students undertaking this unit as a middle school option through the Bachelor of Education (Primary) will meet different requirements. Specific advice should be sought.)
EDF4116. Students must be enrolled simultaneously in a profesional experience unit(s).