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Staff in the mathematics education discipline group lead and teach core and elective units in early childhood, primary and secondary mathematics teaching in a range of under-graduate and post-graduate pre-service teacher education and early childhood courses.
The content and teaching approach for these mathematics education units is informed by our on-going engagement and research with teachers, schools, early childhood settings and professional mathematical associations locally, nationally and internationally.
We use inquiry-based learning and promote critical reflection of theory and practice. We aim to develop generative teachers, that is, graduate teachers with the knowledge, skills and disposition to continuously seek to improve their knowledge of students, mathematics and mathematics learning and their practice of mathematics teaching through deliberative reflection.
We involve our pre-service teachers in mathematics problems and tasks and using digital tools and resources as they study, research, plan for and practice the most effective mathematics teaching approaches sourced from our contemporary research and research from around the world. We are actively engaged in researching our teaching practice and regularly publish our work in this field.
We are continuing to build partnerships with schools to extend and deepen pre-service teachers' practical experience and engagement with school students and teachers. CloudDeakin facilitates connectivity between on campus and off campus pre-service teachers, between pre-service teachers and mathematics education teaching staff and between pre-service teachers and the resources and support services within and beyond the university.
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