MIDDLE YEARS LITERACY AND NUMERACY

EDU3MLN

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is designed to provide students with an understanding of middle-years literacy and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy. Students develop discipline and professional knowledge associated with literacy and numeracy. The focus is on strategies to engage students in the middle-years, and on using assessment to inform differentiated teaching and learning.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDebra Edwards

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU1LL and EDU1WM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIllustrated Maths Dictionary, 5th EditionRecommendedde klerk, J.(2014)MELBOURNE: PEARSON LONGMAN
ReadingsMathematics for children; Challenging children to think mathematically, 3rd EditionRecommendedBobs, J., Mulligan, J. & Laurie, T. (2009)FRENCHS FOREST, NSW: PEARSON
ReadingsTeaching Literacies: pedagogy and diversity in the middle yearsRecommendedHenderson, R.(Ed) (2012)SOUTH MELBOURNE: OXFORD
ReadingsTeaching Primary Mathematics, 5th EditionRecommendedBooker, G., Bond, D., Sparrow, L. & Swan, P. (2014)SYDNEY: PRENTICE HALL

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Broaden your quantitative literacy and critically understand the content, processes and skills of the Australian primary mathematics curriculum, in particular, the Content strands of Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, Statistics and Probability, and the Proficiency strands of Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving, and Reasoning.

Activities:
Class test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

02. Demonstrate developing knowledge of effective pedagogical approaches specific to mathematics content with a particular focus on the psychology of learning mathematics and student centred learning in primary and middle-years schooling.

Activities:
Class test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

03. Design and implement mathematics lessons that consider principles associated with effective discipline-specific mathematics instruction and theory related to how students learn, and that integrate a range of tasks, high quality resources and materials to support the learning of all students.

Activities:
Case Study Report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

04. Demonstrate a practical command of a repertoire of programs, approaches and strategies that reflect current best English teaching, learning and assessment practice.

Activities:
Case Study Report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

05. Demonstrate effective use of theoretical frameworks to plan for literacy teaching across the curriculum.

Activities:
Literacy report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

06. Explain the complexity of the socio-political issues surrounding the definition and assessment of literacy.

Activities:
Literacy report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, All Year, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDona Martin

Class requirements

Tutorial
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus online learning"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class Test (Mathematics focus)Hurdle requirement 1: Students must attain a pass mark across the two Mathematics focussed assessments in order to pass the subject.10 01, 02
Practicum report case study (Mathematics focus)40 03
Literacy Block Report: Part A. Teaching StrategiesHurdle requirement 2: Students must attain a pass mark across the two Literacy Block assessments in order to pass the subject.20 05, 06
Literacy Block: Part B. Planning30 04, 05