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This elective aims to build the capacity of students studying to become Mathematics Specialists, to develop and sustain improvement in mathematics outcomes. The elective is designed to deepen students' knowledge and understanding of:
- Mathematics pedagogical content knowledge and evidence-based approaches to mathematics pedagogy
- The use of a range of assessment tools to analyse students' mathematical skills, understandings, and strategies to plan for targeted and differentiated mathematics teaching at the individual, class and whole-school level
- Leadership capabilities required to support their colleagues to become effective mathematics teachers so all students learn and are engaged.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject teacher candidates should:
- be highly-skilled primary mathematics specialists who demonstrate the professional capabilities to meet the individual needs of diverse learners using interventionist practices
- demonstrate strong mathematical and pedagogical content knowledge relevant to the primary setting
- effectively engage students, parents, community members, and professional colleagues to support student learning and development and
- demonstrate a capacity for leadership and advocacy in education.
This subject will develop the following set of key transferable skills:
- Clinical reasoning and thinking
- Problem solving
- Evidence based decision making
- Creativity and innovation
- Teamwork and professional collaboration
- Learning to learn and metacognition
- Responsiveness to a changing knowledge base
- Reflection for continuous improvement
- Linking theory and practice
- Inquiry and research
- Active and participatory citizenship.
Last updated: 6 December 2019