ESM425 - Senior Mathematics: Curriculum Study
|Year||2017 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)|
Student must be enrolled in course D347, D351, or E377
EME425, ESM225, ESM725
Campus: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week.
Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin
This unit focuses on mathematics units within the Victorian Certificate of Education (Foundation Mathematics, General Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Mathematical Methods 1/2 3/4, Specialist Mathematics), and mathematics associated with the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). As the National Mathematics Curriculum is developed, it will also focus on this.
The unit simultaneously examines mathematical content and teaching approaches that optimise student learning of that content. Attention is paid to developing teacher ability to sequence mathematical topics to increase student opportunities to think autonomously; to strengthen the connections they make between areas of mathematical content, and the contexts to which this mathematics applies.
Assessment procedures are examined for the purpose of identifying how to increase student learning by progressive monitoring, and how to best assist students to meet assessment requirements. Design of assessment tasks is considered in the light of ways to monitor ongoing learning and how to assess at Units 1 and 2 in ways that prepare students for assessment in Units 3 and 4.
Review of the Curriculum, 2400 words, 60%
Teaching for Understanding, 1600 words, 40%
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