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ED2193 - Mathematics Education for Primary School

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Limited offering available to only RATEP students [36110 and 109310 Majors BED-RA4, BED-RA3].

The subject examines current national and state curriculum frameworks and policies in mathematics education and contemporary approaches to teaching primary aged children in 21st-century classrooms. The subject develops preservice teachers with the necessary knowledge and competencies to effectively and equitably teach mathematics and embed positive dispositions towards numeracy to primary aged children from diverse backgrounds. Upon completion of this subject, preservice teachers will develop mathematical and pedagogical content knowledge and an appreciation of ICT tools to facilitate and showcase learning. Preservice teachers will develop and demonstrate an understanding of a range of mathematical pedagogies and assessment practices that are informed by research and support contemporary approaches to primary aged children's learning, especially the use of evidence gathered from students to inform pedagogical decision making through differentiated instruction. This subject includes 10 days of professional experience.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an awareness of the content and characteristics of developmentally appropriate and socially just mathematics curricula for primary children;
  • construct, articulate and apply a personal philosophy regarding the teaching and learning of mathematics for primary aged children;
  • explore ways of creating a learning environment for effective learning and teaching of mathematics for primary children and embed positive dispositions towards numeracy for primary aged children demonstrating the application of Australian Curriculum general capabilities: numeracy across the curriculum;
  • evaluate a range of mathematical pedagogies, materials and media as they relate to primary aged children's learning as stipulated in relevant state and national frameworks and policies;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the learning processes used by primary aged children of different socio-cultural backgrounds in learning mathematics.

Subject Assessment

  • Assessment Task 1 - Collaborative Wiki - (30%)
  • Assessment Task 2 - Plans for Teaching - (30%)
  • Invigilated > Centrally-administered final exam - (40%).

Special Assessment Requirements

A minimum of a pass grade must be achieved in each assessment task to pass this subject overall. The completion of the required consecutive 10 days of Professional Experience and submission of a Satisfactory grading - Minimum of Developing Adequately in all descriptors on the Professional Experience Report is a requirement to pass this subject. Attendance at Professional Experience Briefings is an essential component of Professional Experience preparation.

Assumed
Knowledge:
It is expected that from ED1492 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 OR ED1492
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
ED2111 and ED2191 and ED2093 and ED5220 and ED5223

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Dr Philemon Chigeza
Lecturer: Ms Sam Negra.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 1 hours - Professional Experience Briefing
  • 10 days professional Experience

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Face to face teaching (Online collaborate tutorial attendance at RATEP Sites within the Study Period dates as scheduled)
Coord/Lect: Dr Philemon Chigeza.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 1 hours lectures - Professional Experience Briefing
  • 26 hours - Online engagement
  • 13 hours online collaboration sessions
  • 10 days professional Experience

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coord/Lect: Dr Philemon Chigeza.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 1 hours - Professional Experience Briefing
  • 10 days professional Experience

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.