ESM724 - Mathematics: Curriculum Study
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)|
For students enrolled in E760, E763, E763T, or E765
Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week.
Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin
This unit simultaneously focuses on mathematical content and teaching and learning approaches that increase Year 7 - 10 students' opportunities to learn mathematics. Informed by findings from middle years research, and guided by the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (2005) and the National Curriculum under development at present, in particular the focus will be on the intersection between these two documents. Autonomous student thinking is a focus of attention. A diversity of tasks (from the areas of Number, Space, Measurement, Chance and Data, Structure - numeric and algebraic structure) are examined. Tasks are then designed and implemented, and reflections upon the learning that occurred are a focus intended to develop the types of thinking of reflective teachers. Many complexities associated with classroom teaching (e.g., catering for individual differences, implementing effective group work, and capitalising on technology to support student learning) are identified and discussed. Study of assessment techniques focuses on monitoring student progress to promote further learning, assessing students' mathematical performance, and providing opportunities for students to demonstrate they can work mathematically.
Task 1 50% - Use research, independent thinking, and online discussion spaces to collaboratively design, develop and implement a learning activity, and collaboratively and individually reflect on its usefulness.
Task 2 50% - Through reflection upon professional experience placement experience, formulate and research a question that will assist in developing curriculum expertise.