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|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Parkville, On Campus
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 18 hours |
Total Time Commitment: 62.5 hours total commitment
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject provides an orientation to teaching mathematics in Victorian primary schools. Teacher candidates will develop pedagogical content knowledge for the effective teaching and learning of the topic Number from Prep to Year 6. They will consider Victorian curriculum documents and resources, lesson planning, classroom assessment, effective use of resources, and the importance of a balanced curriculum incorporating concepts, skills, applications and problem solving.
A research-informed analysis of the development of children’s mathematical understanding will provide insight into teaching strategies to cater for children’s individual differences and personalise their learning.Teacher candidates will consider important pedagogical issues such as: questioning, selection of good examples, representations and models of mathematical ideas. By widening their appreciation of exemplary mathematics teaching, teacher candidates are expected to develop reflective mathematics teaching practices.
|Assessment:||There are 2 assessment tasks: A 2 hour examination, end of semester (60%) A report (800 words) due mid semester (40%). There are 2 hurdle requirements: Completion of weekly tasks. Both items of assessment must be satisfactorily completed.|
|Prescribed Texts:||Zevenbergen, R., Dole, S., & Wright, R. J. (2004). Teaching Mathematics in Primary Schools. Allen & Unwin. De Klerk, J. (2007) Illustrated Maths Dictionary (4th edition). Pearson. Collection of readings|
|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 should be able to:
On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
Master of Teaching (Primary) |
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