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ED3098 - Specialist Primary Mathematics Curriculum

[Not offered in 2019]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
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This subject prepares generalist teachers for their maths specialisation. Pre-service teachers will develop mathematical and pedagogical content knowledge and an appreciation of ICT tools to facilitate and showcase learning. Pre-service teachers will develop and demonstrate thorough understanding of a range of mathematical pedagogies that support contemporary approaches to children's learning and use evidence gathered from students to inform pedagogical decision making through differentiated instruction. The subject will enhance pre-service teachers to progress their expertise in effective mathematics educational practices. This involves (1) critically reviewing mathematics education literature and the Australian Curriculum, (2) using student data to inform the planning of targeted teaching episodes, (3) refining practical skills pertaining to evidence based practice, and (4) reflecting on learning to identify implications for future teaching practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • collect, organise, interpret and moderate student assessment data to inform planning for targeted teaching and intervention;
  • plan, present and evaluate the effectiveness of teaching episodes using a diverse repertoire of teaching strategies that promote dialogic learning and foreground the proficiency strands of the Australian Curriculum;
  • communicate with peers, teachers and parents about the teaching and learning of mathematics and numeracy;
  • synthesise authoritative research on the progression of student learning of the big ideas in mathematics, with reference to the Australian Curriculum and implications for teaching;
  • assess and reflect upon learners development of numerate practices and mathematical knowledge to inform future pedagogical decisions and differentiated instruction.
Prerequisites: ED2193 OR ED2093

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.