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In this third learning area subject, Interns will consolidate their understandings of the theory and practice of teaching, and the Clinical Teaching Model, with particular attention given to the critique of contemporary issues and debates on Mathematics within Australia and beyond. Through this subject, Interns are supported to become reflective teachers of Mathematics with an understanding of relevant and appropriate sources of professional learning for teachers. Interns are also supported to become critical, informed members of the school community who are able to reflect on school and education curriculum and policies, as well as the resources and infrastructure available for Mathematics education.
The assessment tasks in this subject will support Interns in strengthening their skills in identifying and adapting appropriate pedagogical practices to differentiate teaching and meet the specific needs of students of diverse backgrounds and abilities, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, as well as critiquing and responding to key educational issues that impact on teaching and learning.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, Interns should be able to:
- Demonstrate strong Mathematics subject and pedagogical content knowledge including differentiation of teaching and content selection and organisation to meet the specific needs of students of diverse backgrounds and abilities, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
- Select and integrate Mathematics teaching strategies and resources, including ICT, to meet the specific needs of students from diverse backgrounds, and to engage students in their learning.
- Critically reflect on key educational issues and theories that impact on teaching and learning in Mathematics.
- Identify appropriate sources of professional learning support and plan professional learning needs.
On completion of this subject, Interns should be able to demonstrate:
- Clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice.
- Critical and creative thinking.
- Responsiveness to a changing knowledge base.
- Reflection for continuous improvement.
- Linking theory and practice.
Last updated: 10 February 2024