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ED2193 - Mathematics Education for Primary School

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

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

The subject has been designed to equip preservice teachers with the necessary knowledge and competencies to effectively and equitably teach mathematics to primary aged children from diverse backgrounds. The subject examines current national and state curriculum frameworks and policies in mathematics education. In this second year subject preservice teachers are expected to develop mathematical and pedagogical content knowledge, and contemporary approaches to teaching primary aged children in 21st century primary classrooms.

Learning Outcomes

  • construct, articulate and apply a personal philosophy regarding the teaching and learning of mathematics in new times;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the learning processes used by primary children of different sociocultural backgrounds in learning mathematics;
  • explore ways of creating a learning environment for effective learning and teaching of mathematics for primary children;
  • demonstrate an awareness of the content and characteristics of developmentally appropriate and socially just mathematics curricula for primary children;
  • evaluate various teaching methods, materials and media as they relate to primary children's learning as stipulated in relevant state and national frameworks and policies, and demonstrate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at a developed level.
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:
ED2111 and ED2191 and ED2093 and ED5220 and ED5223

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%).
Special Assessment Requirements: You must receive a minimum of a pass grade in each assessment task to pass this subject overall.

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Face to face teaching (Online tutorial attendance at RATEP site as per schedule to be advised)
Coordinator: Dr Philemon Chigeza
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours - collaborate tutorials
Assessment: assignment 1: online quizzes (10%); assignment 2: collaborative wiki (25%); assignment 3: e-portfolio (25%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: You must receive a minimum of a pass grade in each assessment task to pass this subject overall.

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%).
Special Assessment Requirements: a minimum of a pass grade must be achieved in each assessment task to pass this subject overall

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.