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EPS2008 Developing Mathematical Knowledge for Innovative Teaching

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Education
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 24 September 2023


Co-requisite: EHM1200


It is anticipated that graduate primary teachers with a specialisation in mathematics are required to demonstrate highly effective teaching based on their pedagogical, content knowledge and practical knowledge of mathematics. This course builds on pre-service teachers' existing theoretical understanding of mathematics to develop the content knowledge and pedagogical underpinning for mathematics teaching and learning in the primary school context. It can, therefore, be anticipated that graduates involved in this mathematics specialisation course will contribute to strengthening numeracy outcomes for students through deep understanding of the
concepts and the processes used to develop mathematical thinking and learning.

This course has been designed to provide pre-service teachers with various understandings of pedagogical and content knowledge to successfully teach mathematics in the changing world. The course focuses on inquiry-based, and problem-based learning approaches to develop a deeper understanding of pre-service teachers' pedagogical and content knowledge to teach mathematics in the primary context. Throughout the course, pre-service teachers will be introduced to various theoretical perspectives, mathematical content knowledge, and pedagogical approaches that are relevant to research findings and teaching practice. The course will assist pre-service teachers to develop and extend their knowledge and understanding of teaching mathematics in the primary context. The course would also be of value to pre-service teachers that have an appropriate level of pedagogical and mathematical content knowledge to teach the Australian Mathematics Curriculum.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 24 September 2023