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ED4591 - Early Childhood Mathematics and Numeracy 2

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

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 (birth to 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 from birth to age 8;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at an assured level;
  • demonstrate confidence and skills in planning and assessing children's mathematical learning in the primary years.
Prerequisites: ED3488


Study Period 1, External
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Dr Philemon Chigeza, <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Philemon Chigeza, <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: curriculum unit construction (30%); maths lesson presentation and reflection (30%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).

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