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Semester 2 (Early-Start) - Dual-Delivery
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This subject will develop Teacher Candidates’ pedagogical content knowledge for the effective teaching and learning of the following mathematics content and proficiency strands from Foundation to Level 6:
- Content Strand: Statistics and Probability
- Proficiencies: Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving, Reasoning.
Within this content strand, Candidates will analyse the development of key concepts in primary mathematics and identify critical progression points for children’s learning. They will consider typical conceptions and misconceptions held by children, their likely causes, diagnostic tools to diagnose them and teaching strategies for changing them.
Teacher Candidates will learn to critically evaluate mathematics programs, materials and teaching methods. Teacher Candidates will develop a mathematics unit in Statistics and Probability for use in primary mathematics classrooms.
Candidates will consider research evidence related to selected key issues of teaching Statistics and Probability. They will examine cognitive and affective characteristics of mathematics classrooms that encourage deep learning in these content areas and in the proficiency strands.
Candidates will be assisted to develop leadership skills to enable them to become future leaders of mathematics/numeracy in their future careers.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, with respect to the strands above, Teacher Candidates will be able to:
Graduate Standards refers to the Graduate-level Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
- Demonstrate a deep understanding of how children construct mathematical knowledge (Graduate Standard 1.2)
- Demonstrate expert knowledge of a range of classroom teaching techniques (Graduate Standards 1.5, 2.1)
- Demonstrate expert knowledge of how children think and learn (Graduate Standards 1.1, 1.2, 2.3, 2.5)
- Demonstrate an outstanding ability to develop teaching activities and relate them to learning outcomes that cater for a diverse range of students (Graduate Standards 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 3.4)
- Demonstrate understanding of alternative approaches to the teaching of mathematics across a primary school (Graduate Standards 3.2, 3.3)
- Critically evaluate mathematics programs, materials and teaching methods 3.6
- Demonstrate knowledge of a range of resources, including ICT, that engage students in their learning (Graduate Standard 3.4)
- Demonstrate an ability to develop a mathematics unit for use in primary classrooms (Graduate Standards 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6)
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: 29 July 2022