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Teaching Mathematics Years 11-12 (EDN694)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: AU7-external
Description This unit encourages students to develop a practical and critical understanding of the principles and practices of teaching and learning in the Mathematics curricula (Year 11-12) in Western Australian secondary schools, specifically the Mathematics Methods and Mathematics Specialist Courses. Particular attention is given to teaching strategies, curriculum planning, creation of learning resources and assessment. Through critical analysis and evaluation of curriculum documents, application activities, programming, lesson planning and micro-teaching students gain knowledge, practical skills and expertise.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Provide a rationale for the provision of quality Year 11-12 Mathematics programs in schools, specifically the Mathematics Methods and Mathematics Specialist Courses.
2. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of Year 11-12 secondary school students and how they learn through lesson planning, resource design and enactment of teaching.
3. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of Year 11-12 curriculum content in the Mathematics Methods and Mathematics Specialist Courses described by the Western Australian School and Curriculum Standards Authority (WASCSA) and how to teach it in sequenced lesson planning, resource design and enactment of teaching.
4. Create lesson plans and activities using a variety of differentiated reproductive and productive teaching strategies and resources that cater for student diversity.
5. Demonstrate a range of assessment strategies, ways of providing appropriate feedback, interpreting student data and reporting to students, parents and other stakeholders in the Year 11-12 Mathematics Methods and Mathematics Specialist Courses curriculum context in assignment tasks, lesson planning and enactment of teaching.
6. Demonstrate knowledge of assessment strategies, a comprehensive feedback repertoire and school-based reporting of student learning in assignment tasks, lesson planning and enactment of teaching.
7. Engage in professional learning, critiquing a range of resources available for ongoing professional learning in the Year 11-12 Mathematics Methods and Mathematics Specialist Courses curriculum context through unit and practicum experiences.
8. Engage professionally with colleagues, teachers, parents/carers and the community that can assist in planning and implementing effective teaching and learning in the Year 11-12 Mathematics Methods and Mathematics Specialist Courses context through unit and practicum experiences.
Timetabled Learning Activities 1 x 2 hour workshops per week for 10 weeks
Unit Learning Experiences Interactive learning experiences are conducted through weekly workshops for internal students, and workshop recordings and online tasks and discussions for external students. Concepts from all workshops, readings and tasks aim to provide the foundation of quality teaching in lower secondary school Mathematics teaching. Blended learning in the form of face-to-face workshops and/or on-line self-directed study (internals) or online workshops, on-line discussions, and self-directed study (externals) will be used for a practical application approach that will develop key understandings and provide opportunities to apply concepts to teaching in a contemporary and differentiated way. Modelling of teaching strategies will be implemented to enhance learning experiences.
Assessment There are three assessment components in this unit:
Assignment 1 (40%): Concept map and two lesson plans (Mathematics Methods)
Assignment 2 (45%):Concept map and two lesson plans (Mathematics Specialist)
Engagement (15%)
Prerequisites Successful completion of EDN594 Teaching Mathematics Year 7 - 10.
Appears in these Minors Teaching Mathematics
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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Unit Coordinator
EDN694
Dr Kai Fai Ho
Lecturer in Education

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2677
e: K.Ho@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.012 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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