The Mathematics Classroom

Subject 485-620 (2009)

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Credit Points: 25.00
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2009.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
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:

Subject Overview: The focus of this unit is the school mathematics classroom and the theories of learning and instruction by which educationalists attempt to understand the practice and outcomes of classroom participation. Theories of teacher professional development are also studied to the extent that these inform any analysis of classroom practice and teacher innovation. Students study both the results of classroom research and the methods by which these results are obtained. Students are required to demonstrate critical skills in the comparison and evaluation of different theories and different research methods, and practical skills in the use of a subset of these research methods in actual mathematics classrooms.
Objectives: Information not available
Assessment: Students must submit two major assignments of 4,000 words each (50 per cent each). In addition, students are required to make an oral presentation to the class addressing the content of one of the above assignments. Student performance in this oral presentation will constitute part of the student's assessment for that assignment.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Education (Stream 100A) Coursework and Thesis A
Master of Education (Stream 100B)Coursework
Master of Education (Stream 150) Major Thesis
Master of Education (Stream 150A) Coursework and Thesis A
Master of Education (Stream 150B) Coursework

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