Pedagogies of Numeracy from Birth to 12 Years

Course code EDUC3055
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables

Description

This course deepens students' understanding of the principles and practices of teaching and learning in mathematics from birth to 12 years. Students will explore the numeracy demands of all key learning areas in the primary curriculum and their link to prior to school learning and in the context of early years learning frame work. Students will learn how to interpret school-based and system-wide numeracy data in order to make informed decisions about student numeracy needs. With a focus on helping students to reason or 'work mathematically', this course will place particular attention upon instructional practices and educational technologies for teaching and assessing the foundational concepts of quantity, measurement, spatial representation, and generalisation from birth to twelve years.

Availability

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2016

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Identify the numeracy demands of all key learning areas in the primary curriculum;

2. Identify the numeracy demands of everyday life and in the early years learning frameworks;

3. Interpret school-based and system-wide numeracy data in order to make informed decisions about student numeracy needs;

4. Design instruction that assists children to 'work mathematically';

5. Select appropriate instructional strategies and educational technologies for teaching and assessing the foundational concepts of quantity, measurement, spatial representation, and generalisation.

Content

  • The numeracy demands of all the key learning areas in the primary curriculum;
  • Numeracy in everyday life;
  • School-based and system-wide numeracy data;
  • Prior to school learning in mathematics and planning for emergent numeracy experiences through play;
  • Working mathematically;
  • Instructional strategies and educational technologies for teaching and assessing the foundational concepts of quantity, measurement, spatial representation, and generalisation.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in B Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) (Honours) (12366).

Enrolment in this course is dependent on meeting the teacher education admission milestone of successful completion of - Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or - 80 units of UoN courses or - BOSTES approved comparable pathways or - Commencement in the program pre 2016

Assessment Items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Scenario/PBL Exercises

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Contact Hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 13 hour(s) per Term

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 24 hour(s) per Term