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,
Sem 2 2020

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 will prepare you to teach Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability, two of the content strands in the school curriculum. There is a strong emphasis on extending your knowledge and confidence in the mathematics that underpins school curricula at this level. Modelling a conceptually-rich, strategy-driven approach, you will critically analyse research findings into how students learn and develop strategies to teach for understanding. You will investigate how to use resources effectively and innovatively when planning sequence of learning activities that support the development of mathematical reasoning in the content areas addressed.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Not applicable


 

Objectives/Learni Outcomes/Cap lity Developme

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

 

Course Learning Outcomes

 

AITSL Standards

 

1

Analyse and critically reflect on the research into teaching and learning geometry, statistics and probability in the Primary classroom, and the implications for teaching practice

1.2

 

2

Design and deliver primary mathematics curriculum materials that are informed by a variety of pedagogical approaches, theories and policies, curriculum statements

2.1, 2.2

 

3

Apply theoretical knowledge of curriculum, assessment and reporting to design learning sequences and lesson plans.

2.3

 

4

Plan lesson sequences using knowledge of student learning, content and effective teaching strategies.

3.2

 

5

Demonstrate knowledge of a range of resources, including ICT, that engage students in their learning.

3.4

 

 



Program Learning Outcomes

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.
  • Communicate and engage professionally and ethically with students, colleagues, parents, carers and education stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
  • Show commitment to ongoing professional learning, particularly in relation to meeting the Australian Graduate Standards for Teachers


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 learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. There are 3 assessment tasks:

Title, Words, Weighting

Assessment of Course Learning Outcomes

Assessment of AITSL Standards

 

AT 1: Learning Portfolio, equivalent to 1360 words, 30%

1

1.2, 2.1

 

AT 2: Investigation Task, equivalent to 1040 words, 30%

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 3.4

AT 3: Test of Pedagogical Content Knowledge, equivalent to 1600 words, 40%

1, 5

1.1, 2.1

 

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.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment