Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours: 12 one hour lectures and 12 two hour workshops |
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Admission to the Master of Teaching (Secondary)
A pass in a mathematics subject at Year 12
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
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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.
CoordinatorDr Lynda Ball
Call: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject provides an introduction to teaching Years 7-9 mathematics in Victorian schools. Teacher candidates will develop pedagogical content knowledge of the mathematics content strands in the Australian curriculum, especially related to Algebra, Number, Statistics and Probability. In particular, in Number, they will consider strategies for developing school students’ understanding of place value, fractions, decimals and percentages.
Teacher candidates will consider curriculum (AusVELS) documents, lesson planning, effective use of resources (e.g. textbooks, technology), assessment and the provision of a balanced curriculum incorporating the four proficiency strands in the Australian curriculum: Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning.
Teacher candidates will consider important pedagogical issues such as: questioning, selection of good examples, representations and models of mathematical ideas to widen their understanding of what good mathematics teaching should be at years 7-9.
On completion of this subject teacher candidates will be able to:
The subject covers a range of the National Professional Standards for Teachers (for Graduate Teachers). In particular, the subject will contribute to students attaining the following standards:
2.6 Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.3 Use teaching strategies
3.4 Select and use resources
There are two 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.
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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:
Master of Teaching (Secondary) |
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
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