Course Title: Teaching Measurements, Statistics and Probability in Primary Schools

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Teaching Measurements, Statistics and Probability in Primary Schools

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE2432

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

TCHE2681

City Campus

Postgraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2019

Course Coordinator: Dr Rebecca Seah

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6632

Course Coordinator Email: rebecca.seah@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course is the culmination of a sequence of professional experience (WIL - work integrated learning) courses designed to develop your knowledge and skills to teach in educational settings. It has an embedded placement component in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.

In this capstone course, you will draw on learning from courses across the program and from professional experiences in schools/ educational settings. You will learn, practice and then be assessed on your capacity to complete a teaching and learning cycle in a school/ educational setting and to demonstrate your work-readiness by submitting a Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA) task.

WIL You must successfully complete both the 20-day placement (assessed by the mentor) and the GTPA task (assessed by academic university staff) in order to pass this course and the program.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Not applicable


In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Critically analyse and apply educational research to your professional practice, demonstrating inclusive, learner focused, evidence-based teaching.
  • Consolidate and synthesise expert content and pedagogical knowledge and judgement to develop highly effective and innovative teaching skills in an area of specialisation.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for critically reflective practice including social, environmental and cultural professional awareness in both local and global contexts.
  • Show commitment to ongoing professional learning, particularly in relation to meeting the Australian Graduate Standards for Teachers

At the conclusion of this course you will be assessed on the following course learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate, articulate and analyse what it means to be numerate in a rapidly changing information and technology rich society
  • Analyse and reflect on the key ideas, representations and strategies needed to develop a sound understanding of measurement, geometry, statistics and probability in the primary school
  • Design and justify a sequence of activities for learners of varying abilities and learning needs
  • Recognise and explain common misunderstandings in mathematics and how they might be addressed in the context of primary mathematics classrooms.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities including lectures, tutorials, workshops, informal study groups, on-line discussions, reflection on children’s mathematics learning, the preparation of teaching materials, and readings to support the development of the learning outcomes of this course.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

Assessment may include reports, projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

The Student Charter www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/supporting-learning-and-teaching/student-charter/ summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as the responsibilities of the university.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at: www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1