Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 |
Total Time Commitment:
Study Period Commencement:
|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 Overview, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
CoordinatorMrs Catherine Pearn
Call: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject focuses on teaching mathematics in the first years of school. It examines the curriculum in the early years, specific early numeracy programs, the early diagnosis of mathematics learning difficulties and intervention strategies. It explores the place of mathematics in an integrated curriculum and the use of ICT to support children’s learning. Teacher candidates will learn the developmental stages in early mathematical learning of number, space and measurement; learn how to design appropriate teaching for children identified at each stage; and they will compare alternative approaches to the teaching of mathematics.
The development of mathematical language for basic concepts is examined, along with strategies and resources for assisting those with specific language needs. A range of assessment instruments and reporting methods suitable for the early years will be studied. Teacher candidates will learn to teach mathematics for understanding by creating a supportive environment where children engage in discourse to develop deep mathematical thinking.
On completion of this subject teacher candidates will be able to:
There are 2 assessment tasks:
There is 1 hurdle requirement:
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.
Charlesworth, R. (2005). Experiences in Math for young children. Thomson.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
|Links to further information:||https://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/view/current/MC-TEACHEC|
Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) |
Master of Teaching (Early Years)
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