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|Cohort rule:||(For students commencing in courses D347 and E377 from 2007 or later)|
|Unit chair:||S Groves|
|Contact hours:||Equivalent to 3 hours per week|
|Note: This unit is offered in wholly online mode.|
This unit focuses on numeracy across the curriculum and aspects of professional computer literacy and online pedagogy. The topics to be addressed include: the nature of numeracy; the professional numeracy and ICT literacy demands of the teaching profession; the role of numeracy within the different curriculum areas and the inherent numeracy demands and opportunities within these for secondary students, together with ways in which these demands can be addressed by teachers; a whole school approach to numeracy, the potential and limitations of online pedagogy.
Task 1. Individual written assignment relating to the numeracy demands and opportunities in one of the student's chosen curriculum areas and strategies for meeting these (equivalent to 1600 words, 40%).
Task 2. A cross curriculum group development, presentation and peer assessment of a website, PowerPoint or wiki presentation relating to a whole school approach to numeracy (equivalent to 1200 words, 30%).
Task 3. An online learning task portfolio consisting of a number of short written pieces in response to tasks detailed on the DSO site (equivalent to 1200 words, 30%).
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