Mathematics education reform literature shows clearly that a thorough understanding of both mathematics and pedagogy is necessary for teaching it well. This topic builds on the background experiences and understandings of students, whether they are positive or negative. Students will have the opportunity to develop conceptual understanding of key mathematics concepts by experiencing contemporary approaches to mathematics teaching and learning. This topic emphasises both mathematical content and pedagogies. Activities in workshops and on school visits are intended to increase a mathematical knowledge base for primary teaching, but they also focus on principles of instruction and assessment.
This topic aims to: