Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Parkville, On Campus
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours total commitment
|Corequisites:|| You must take the following subject in the same study period (co or pre-req) |
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.|
CoordinatorDr Vicki Steinle
ContactEducation Student Centre
This subject will focus on mathematical learning in number, measurement, chance and data, space, and structure across the secondary school level. Teacher candidates will analyse the development of key mathematical concepts, and identify critical progression points for school students’ learning.
Teacher candidates will consider typical conceptions and misconceptions held by school students, and the likely causes for these. Teacher candidates will investigate the design and use of targeted diagnostic tools to evaluate mathematical understanding, and recognise the advantages and limitations of particular assessment items for monitoring school students’ procedural and conceptual knowledge. In addition, they will learn to interpret school students’ mathematical solutions, and devise appropriate responses.
Teacher candidates will examine the role of cognitive conflict in learning, teaching strategies that focus on changing conceptions, and develop strategies for motivating learning and engagement. They will investigate the importance of appropriate examples for learning, and the changes in opportunities afforded as the parameters of examples are varied. Characteristics of the middle years of schooling will be considered.
On completion of this subject teacher candidates will be able to:
There are 2 assessment tasks:
There is 1 hurdle requirement:
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to: |
Master of Teaching (Secondary) |
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
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