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ED2093 - Early Childhood Mathematics and Numeracy 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Core subject for BEd (ECE)[30010B or 36110 or 109210]. External offering available only to students enrolled in the BEd (Early Childhood Education)

ED2093 has been designed to equip you with "the necessary knowledge and competencies to effectively and equitably teach mathematics to young children [from birth to 8 years] in new times." This means that the focus will be on how you will teach young children in 21st century classrooms, the mathematical content and strategic skills described in the relevant curriculum materials that will guide your teaching. The following ED2093 outcomes will guide your learning and it is these outcomes that will be assessed through your assignments and the examination.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an awareness of the content and characteristics of developmentally appropriate and socially just mathematics curricula for young children;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the learning processes used by young children of different sociocultural backgrounds in learning mathematics;
  • explore ways of creating a learning environment for effective learning and teaching of mathematics for young children;
  • construct, articulate and apply a personal philosophy regarding the teaching and learning of mathematics in new times;
  • evaluate various teaching methods, materials and media as they relate to young children's learning as stipulated in relevant state and national frameworks and policies, and demonstrate the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and the Early Years Learning Framework 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:
ED2011 ED2091 ED2193

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coord/Lect: Dr Philemon Chigeza.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
Assessment: assignment 1: online quizzes (20%); assignment 2: collaborative wiki (20%); assignment 3: e-portfolio (20%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 30-Jul-2015
Coordinator: Dr Philemon Chigeza
Lecturer: Miss Grace Lum.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours
Assessment: assignment 1: online quizzes (20%); assignment 2: collaborative wiki (20%); assignment 3: e-portfolio (20%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Dr Philemon Chigeza
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
Assessment: assignment 1: online quizzes (20%); assignment 2: collaborative wiki (20%); assignment 3: e-portfolio (20%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Dr Philemon Chigeza
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignment 1: online quizzes (20%); assignment 2: collaborative wiki (20%); assignment 3: e-portfolio (20%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).

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.