Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:January, 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: 120 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:||Knowledge of mathematics to Year 10 level, and general knowledge of teaching practices in any subject.|
|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. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/|
CoordinatorDr Vicki Steinle
ContactEducation Student Centre
This subject explores the content and pedagogical content knowledge needed to teach the Number strand in junior secondary mathematics, including fractions, decimals, negative numbers, number properties and operations. Participants will study research on students’ mathematical thinking and effective teaching methods, analyse major teaching resources including instructional software and applets. Methods of identifying learners’ special needs and differentiating instruction will be a focus. Research and practice on promoting conceptual change through cognitive conflict and discussion will be reviewed. Practical teaching tasks will complement theory.
Students will be expected to participate in intensive teaching, complete weekly exercises to satisfactory standard and regularly contribute to the electronic forum.
On completion of this subject, participants will be able to
Goos, M., Stillman, G., & Vale, C. (2007). Teaching secondary school mathematics: Research and practice for the 21st century. Sydney: Allen & Unwin
Further readings will be provided.
Special requirement Years 7-10. Handheld calculator or computer software recommended for use in the VCE subject Further Mathematics.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Postgraduate Certificate in Mathematics Teaching (Years 7-10) |
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