- Professional Certificate in Mathematics Education (Years 7-10)
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
About this course
- Entry and participation requirements
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
- Further study
School of Melbourne Custom Programs
Dr Lynda Ball
Intended learning outcomes
At the completion of the course, students should be able to;
- identify pedagogical issues related to the teaching and learning of Years 7-10 mathematics
- identify conceptual hurdles in Years 7-10 mathematics and the importance of formative assessment for diagnosing students’ understanding and skills in order to inform teaching
- design teaching to promote deep mathematical understanding and challenge all students
- choose and use technology appropriately and efficiently in mathematics teaching
- understand how the mathematical proficiencies of understanding, fluency, problem solving and reasoning may be developed across the content strands in Years 7-10 mathematics
- critique Years 7-10 mathematics teaching resources in the light of research evidence
- promote students’ use of correct verbal and written mathematics
- appreciate the importance of students possessing a positive disposition towards learning and using mathematics
Graduates should develop the following generic skills:
- Be flexible and able to adapt to change through knowing how to learn
- Understand the significance of developing their practice on the basis of research evidence
- Be skilled communicators who can effectively articulate and justify their practices as knowledgeable agents of change
- Work in teams with skills in cooperation, communication and negotiation
The Professional Certificate will enable graduates to achieve the following University of Melbourne:
- Academically excellent: Graduates will develop in-depth research and evidence-based knowledge of mathematics learning and the teaching that facilitates that learning. They will demonstrate a high level of achievement in problem-solving and communication. Graduates will be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning and be adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies.
- Knowledgeable across disciplines: graduates will examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines, particularly those with relevance to their education setting. They will expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences and have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems. As a result of completing the Professional Certificate in Mathematics Education course, they will have a set of flexible and transferable skills that will allow creative approaches to student learning and engagement to be implemented.
- Leaders in communities: Graduates of the Professional Certificate in Mathematics Education will initiate and implement constructive change in their school communities with a profound awareness of community needs. This may include, but not limited to, engaging in meaningful public discourse and mentoring ‘younger’ colleagues in education.
- Attuned to cultural diversity: Graduates of the Professional Certificate will be working within organisations characterised by cultural and other forms of diversity. This is reflected in such overarching documents as the Australian Charter for the Teaching Profession, the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young People and the various national professional teaching standards and curriculum documents used in schools and other education settings. Graduates will value different cultures (including Indigenous cultures) and be well-informed citizens able to contribute to their communities wherever they choose to live and work.
- Active global citizens: Graduates of the course will be advocates for improving the sustainability of the environment through the mathematics content they teach and through their own leadership by example. They would have developed a broad global understanding of how education in general, and mathematics knowledge and skills in particular, can contribute to the further improvement of human rights, equity and ethics.
Last updated: 18 December 2020