Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
Teacher Candidates must meet the minimum academic study requirements for teaching in specialist areas, in accordance with the Victorian Institute of Teaching's Specialist Area Guidelines, for entry into this subject.
Study Period Commencement:
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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 Caroline Bardini
Call: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject complements the co-requisite subject (EDUC90457 Learning Area Mathematics 1). Teacher candidates will deepen their pedagogical content knowledge for the effective teaching and learning of the following mathematics strands in the Australian curriculum for Years 7 -10:
Teacher candidates will analyse the development of key mathematical concepts, and identify critical progression points for school students’ learning.
Teacher candidates will consider typical conceptions and misconceptions held by school students, and the likely causes for these. Teacher candidates will investigate the design and use of targeted diagnostic assessments to evaluate mathematical understanding, and recognise the advantages and limitations of particular assessment items for monitoring school students’ procedural and conceptual knowledge. In addition, they will learn to interpret school students’ mathematical solutions, and devise appropriate responses.
Teacher candidates will examine the role of cognitive conflict in learning, teaching strategies that focus on changing conceptions, and develop strategies for motivating learning and engagement. They will investigate the importance of appropriate examples for learning, and the changes in opportunities afforded as the parameters of examples are varied. Characteristics of the middle years of schooling will be considered.
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:
1.2 Understand how students learn
2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
5.1 Assess student learning
5.4 Interpret student data
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.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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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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