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ED2093 - Early Childhood Mathematics and Numeracy 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education (pre 2015)

Core subject for BEd (ECE)[30010B or 36110 or 109210]. External offering available only to students enrolled in the ECE major.

ED2093 has been designed to equip you with "the necessary knowledge and competencies to effectively and equitably teach mathematics to young children in new times." This means that the focus will be on how you will teach young children in 21st century classrooms, the mathematical content and strategic skills described in the relevant curriculum materials that will guide your teaching. The following ED2093 outcomes will guide your learning and it is these outcomes that will be assessed through your assignments and the examination.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an awareness of the content and characteristics of developmentally appropriate and socially just mathematics curricula for young children;
  • evaluate various teaching methods, materials and media as they relate to young children's learning as stipulated in relevant state and national frameworks and policies, and demonstrate AITSL Graduate Teacher Standards at a developed level;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the learning processes used by young children of different sociocultural backgrounds in learning mathematics;
  • explore ways of creating a learning environment for effective learning and teaching of mathematics for young children;
  • construct, articulate and apply a personal philosophy regarding the teaching and learning of mathematics in new times.
Assumed
Knowledge:
It is expected that from ED1491 students will be familiar with the mathematical concepts explored each week, and that they have sufficient experience in critical analysis of readings and ideas that they can construct a well-supported argument
Prerequisites: 6 credit points of level 1 ED subjects including ED1491
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
ED2011 ED2091 ED2193

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Philemon Chigeza
Lecturer: Dr Leah Daniel.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
Assessment: assignment 1: online quizzes (10%); assignment 2: collaborative wiki (25%); assignment 3: e-portfolio (25%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Philemon Chigeza
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignment 1: online quizzes (10%); assignment 2: collaborative wiki (25%); assignment 3: e-portfolio (25%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Philemon Chigeza.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
Assessment: assignment 1: online quizzes (10%); assignment 2: collaborative wiki (25%); assignment 3: e-portfolio (25%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 17-Jul-2014
Workload expectations:
  • 40 hours - 40 hrs Other (Lectures/workshops-Saturdays, 28 June, 5, 12, 19 and 26 July 2014)
Assessment: assignment 1: online quizzes (10%); assignment 2: collaborative wiki (25%); assignment 3: e-portfolio (25%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 13-Nov-2014
Workload expectations:
  • 40 hours - 40 hrs Other (Lectures/workshops-Tuesdays, 21, 28 October; 11, 18, 25 November; 6, 13, 20 January 2014)
Assessment: assignment 1: online quizzes (10%); assignment 2: collaborative wiki (25%); assignment 3: e-portfolio (25%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.