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ED4591 - Early Childhood Mathematics and Numeracy 2

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

Available to students enrolled in the BEd Early Childhood Major and BEd (Professional Development Early Chilhdood Major.

Building on preservice teachers' growing understandings of how children from diverse backgrounds learn mathematics, this subject will explore mathematical and pedagogical issues at an advanced level in teaching and learning mathematics across the early years' curriculum frameworks (Foundation - year 3). It also includes the examination of current national and state curriculum frameworks and policies in mathematics education. The subject aims to equip preservice teachers as reflective practitioners, able to plan, implement and evaluate mathematical pedagogies that are informed by research and support contemporary approaches to children's learning in the early years.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate sound pedagogical content knowledge for teaching early childhood mathematics as stipulated in current curriculum frameworks;
  • plan for the integration of mathematical learning across all curriculum areas, and address issues of access and equity in teaching early childhood mathematics;
  • demonstrate confidence and skills in planning and assessing children's mathematical learning in the primary years; and;
  • demonstrate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at an assured level.
Prerequisites: ED3488


External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Philemon Chigeza, Dr Cliff Jackson
Lecturers: Dr Philemon Chigeza, Mrs Colleen Kaesehagen, Dr Cliff Jackson.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: curriculum unit construction (25%); maths lesson presentation and reflection (25%); centrally-administered final exam (50%).

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.