EDUC 4533B - Senior Mathematics Curric & Methodology B (UG)

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015

The course aims to present information on a range of methodologies and discuss a variety of skills to help students to be better prepared for the start of their teaching career.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code EDUC 4533B
    Course Senior Mathematics Curric & Methodology B (UG)
    Coordinating Unit School of Education
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact 2 hours per week, in addition to a 2 hour common lecture focussing on Assessment and Reporting
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites Pass in 6 courses of Mathematics
    Restrictions Available to B Teaching students only
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Carolyn Moule

    Mrs Carol Moule Lecturer/ Coordinator
    Dr Pauline Carter Lecturer         
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    On Successful completion of this course student will be able:

    APST     Standard

    AQF7/8 GA
    Semester Two

    Assemble a range of subject-appropriate resources, including online, that engage
    a diversity of students in their learning.
    2.6 & 3.4 Application 2, 4, 5, 8

    Develope a broad repertoire of subject-appropriate teaching and learning strategies, including use of ICT. 3.3 & 3.2 Skills 2,3,5

    Demonstrate broad knowledge of strategies that can be used to evaluate teaching programs to improve student learning. 3.6 & 5.4 Knowledge 1, 2, 6

    Identify and interpret student learning needs and design learning strategies so as to respond to student diversity. 5.1 & 5.2 Skill & Application 1, 2, 3, 4, 8

    Formulate a range of feedback and assessment strategies, including informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative approaches to assess student learning in the subject area and for various curricula eg SACSA, SACE, ACARA, IB. 5.1,5.2,5.5 & 7.2 Knowledge, Skill & Application 1, 4, 5

    Demonstrate understanding of assessment, moderation and its application to support consistent and comparable judgements of student learning. 5.3, 5.4 & 5.5 Knowledge 1,2

    Demonstrate a commitment to work ethically and collaboratively so as to meet the professional expectations required of teachers 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 Knowledge, Skills & Application 3,4,8

    Demonstrate communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a diverse range of students 3.5, 4.2, 5.5 Knowledge, Skills & Application 2,4

    Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST): 

    Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF): 

    Graduate Attributes: University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes:
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 3,4,5,6
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1,2,3,4,6,7
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2,4,7
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 1,4,5,7,8
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1,2,5
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 3
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1,4,7
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course will be taught through a 2hour session combining lecture time and activities 

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    There are two hours of contact time. A minimum of an additional two hours will be required to read materials provided.  
    Learning Activities Summary
    Week Topic AITSL Standards
    Week 1 Introduction
    Overview of course Assessment requirements
    Week 2 Assessment Standards
    AAMT Standards
    AITSL Standards Mathematics Assessment Tasks
    1.2, 1.3,1.5
    5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5
    6.2,6.4 7.4
    Week 3 Assessment and Effective Pedagogy 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5
    Week 4 Technology supporting conceptual understanding 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5
    3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,3.7
    5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4,5.5
    6.2,6.3 7.3,7.4
    Week 5 Assessment for learning
    Feedback to improve learning
    5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5
    6.4 7.1,7.4
    Week 6 Folio Tasks
    Communication-Report Writing
    1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5
    3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,3.5
    5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5
    6.2,6.3 7.4
    Week 7

    Assessment tools
    Achievement Standards- Senior Years ACARA
    Performance Standards – SACE
    1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5
    3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,3.5
    5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5
    6.2,6.3 7.4
    Week 8 Diagnostic Assessment 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.5,1.6
    5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5
    6.4 7.1,7.4
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Task 1 Weighting  50% Design a 50 minute Skills and ApplicationsTask for a topic from
    (Year 11) SACE Curriculum
    The task must be
    · linked to the SACE Topics
    · related to the appropriate Performance Standards
    · related to the intended learning being assessed and the learning experiences that might have supported it.
    More detail will be supplied via the DropBox
    Task 2 Weighting 50% Design a Folio task for a Stage 1 (Year 11) class.
    The task must be
    · linked to the SACE Topics
    · related to the appropriate Performance Standards assessed and the learning experiences that might have supported it
    · incorporate the use of technology

    More detail will be supplied via the DropBox
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.


    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

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    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy ( course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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