Available in 2021
Course code

EDUC3055

Units

10 units

Level

3000 level

Course handbook

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.


Availability2021 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2021
  • Semester 1 - 2021

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2021
  • Semester 1 - 2021

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 2 - 2021
  • Semester 1 - 2021

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

For students who commenced in the program in 2016 onwards, enrolment in this course is dependent on successful completion of the teacher education admission milestone:

- Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or

- 80 units of UON courses or

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways.

To enrol in this course students must be active in one the following programs:

- Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) (Honours) [12366] OR

- Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) (Honours) [12367] OR

- Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Primary) [40105] OR

- Bachelor of Education (EC & Primary) (Hons) [40109] OR

B Education (Early Childhood and Primary Studies) [40224] OR

- Bachelor of Education (Primary) [40106] OR

- Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours) [40110] OR

- Bachelor of Education (Primary Studies) [40225]

You cannot enrol in this course if you have successfully completed EDUC4749.

For students who commenced in the program in 2016 onwards, enrolment in this course is dependent on successful completion of the teacher education admission milestone:

- Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or

- 80 units of UON courses or

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways.

You cannot enrol in this course if you have successfully completed EDUC4749.

Students must be active in one of the following programs:

B Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) (Honours) [12366] OR

B Education (Early Childhood & Primary) [40105] OR

B Education (Early Childhood and Primary) (Hons) [40109] OR

B Education (Early Childhood and Primary Studies) [40224] OR

B Teaching (Primary) (Honours) 12367

B Education (Primary) [40106] OR

B Education (Primary) (Hons) [401110] OR

B Education (Primary Studies) [40225] OR to enrol in this course.


Assessment items

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

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments


Contact hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

Lecture

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

Tutorial

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

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