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ED3098 - Specialist Primary Mathematics Curriculum

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Limited offering available only to RATEP students

This subject prepares generalist teachers for their maths specialisation by examining the role of the specialist mathematics teacher in a primary context. Pre-service teachers will develop mathematical and pedagogical content knowledge ** to facilitate student learning. Pre-service teachers will develop and demonstrate thorough understandings 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.

Subject Assessment

  • presentations (30%)
  • micro-teaching and reflections (40%)
  • assignments (30%).
Prerequisites: ED2193 OR ED2093

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coord/Lect: Dr Leah Daniel.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.