Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours. 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.
|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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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CoordinatorProf Kaye Stacey
ContactEducation Student Centre
|Subject Overview:||This subject is concerned with improving the mathematics and numeracy outcomes for students in primary and secondary schools. It will be concerned with performance assessed by measures in many different ways: measures of conceptual growth in individual topics, state assessments of students and school performance (e.g. NAPLAN), and international studies of country achievement such as PISA. A detailed study of the conceptual growth along a developmental continuum that is required for making progress in some key areas of mathematics will be undertaken. Diagnostic assessments will be reviewed, created and critiqued. As a consequence, participants will be able to conduct ‘assessment for learning’ in a way that makes a difference to teaching, and student outcomes. Participants will be able to investigate topics relevant to the age group they teach. Teaching methods that promote conceptual growth will be reviewed, with relevant research. A detailed study will also be made of approaches to curriculum design that balance growth of conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, strategic competence, productive disposition, and ability to apply mathematics to everyday life. Approaches for revitalising the mathematics and numeracy programs at schools will be reviewed. All of these topics will be examined through the lens of current research and Australian and international educational policies.|
|Objectives:||Students completing this subject should be able to: |
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||Students completing this subject should be able to: |
Master of Education (Stream 100B)Coursework |
Master of Education (Stream 150)
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