Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2013.
|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.
Enrolling students must have a teaching qualification either:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Good knowledge of mathematics to at least Year 11 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/
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|Subject Overview:||This subject focuses in a practical way on the key features of teacher effectiveness in senior secondary mathematics, supporting and consolidating the pedagogical focus in the other subjects. It draws on perspectives from systemic curriculum documents, along with a broad look at assessment and lesson, unit and year planning for senior mathematics subjects. Practical teaching tasks are given throughout the subject. Particular tasks during the subject will engage participants with a range of mathematics topics from across senior mathematics subjects, such as financial and business mathematics, geometry and networks, sequences and series and matrices. The pedagogical and functional role of technology in developing concepts and skills are a focus. The concept of mathematical literacy, as examined by the OECD PISA, is applied to examine the needs of all learners for effective citizenship and post-school options. Students will be expected to participate in intensive teaching, completion of 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. Handheld calculator or computer software recommended for use in the VCE subject Mathematical Methods.
|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 11-12) |
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