Year
2021
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
7 x 1-hour on-line lectures per semester
Prerequisites
1 EDUC2422 - Mathematics Curriculum Studies
1a EDUC2301 - Literacy and Numeracy in Inclusive Primary School Classrooms
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a))
Enrolment not permitted
EDUC4704 has been successfully completed
Topic description

This topic introduces students to numeracy as a life skill that is important for living in the contemporary world. Students begin by exploring the difference between numeracy and mathematics and by making connections across all areas of the curriculum and to the world beyond the classroom. Students investigate the role of information communication technology as a tool to enhance learning and examine current research, theories and practice. Students evaluate a range of useful ICT.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Give students the knowledge, confidence and pedagogical skills to integrate numeracy activities across the curriculum
  • Introduce students to effective ways to use ICT to enhance learning
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Articulate the importance of numeracy as a life skill for living in the contemporary world
  2. Describe the difference between numeracy and mathematics
  3. Identify links between numeracy, all areas of the curriculum and to life in the community
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the power and use of statistics to influence people's thinking
  5. Use and develop activities with learning objects
  6. Critique and use a range of ICT tools in safe, responsible and ethical ways
  7. Develop digital resources to achieve identified learning outcomes

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.

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Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

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Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.