Secondary Mathematics PCK 2 (9911.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Education||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Critically understand the principles of unit planning, the content of current curriculum and the pedagogy of Mathematics;
2. Design and apply a variety of assessment strategies to evaluate diverse student learning and development in Mathematics;
3. Actively participate in professional conversations about issues pertinent to Mathematics education;
4. Develop an evolving philosophy for what Mathematics teaching means; and
5. Develop as professionals that are knowledgeable, skillful, flexible and compassionate in their practice and who are guided by a sense of social and ethical responsibility.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
PrerequisitesMust have passed 36 credit points including 9968 Secondary Mathematics PCK 1 AND 9919 The Educational Workplace AND 10425 Curriculum - Planning, Assessing & Reporting.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Mr Jonathan Adams|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Mr Jonathan Adams|
The following texts are suggested as an additional resource to support your study of this unit:
- Goos, M, Vale, C., and Stillman, G., (2007), Teaching Secondary School Mathematics : Research and Practice for the 21st Century, Allen & Unwin: Crows Nest, N.S.W.
- Hine G., Reaburn R., Anderson J., Galligan, L., Carmichael C., Cavanagh M., Ngu B and White B., (2016). Teaching Secondary Mathematics, Cambridge University Press: Port Melbourne, Victoria.
Additional readings and resources will be provided for each workshop and can be found on the Unit Canvas site.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant canvas site. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
Special assessment requirements
An aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit
Professional Experience report: In order to pass this unit, students must provide evidence of passing Professional Experience.
You will be working in small groups to plan and deliver lessons during the school based workshops. This means that you will need to prioritise shared planning time together outside of the workshops (face to face or onlilne) so that you have shared and equitable contribution to this work.
This means that you will attend and participate in a three hour workshop each week and additional hours will be composed of shared planning with your peers, undertaking reading and planning individually and researching for your assignment tasks.
Workshops x 6 = 18 hours
Reading, Planning, Collaborating and Assessments = approx 120 hours
Attendance at all scheduled sessions in this unit is compulsory and absences could result in a fail. All absences need to be supported by appropriate documentation (e.g. medical certificate).
Successful engagement with all learning activities in this accredited Initial Teacher Education course is necessary to demonstrate that you have met the Graduate career stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL, 2011).
Participation in ‘school based' tutorial classes is a compulsory condition of this unit, and attendance will be recorded. You must participate in 100% of the ‘school based' tutorial classes to pass this unit. In the event that you cannot attend your assigned session due to illness or extreme circumstances, you must provide appropriate documentation to the Unit Convener as soon as possible. In the case of sessions missed due to illness or extreme circumstances, both the academic content and the professional experience component are required to be made up. More than two documented absences may lead to failure of the unit due to non-completion.
Successful completion of the professional experience placement is critical to success in the unit. Students must familiarise themselves with the processes and policies related to professional experience.
Required IT skills
Students may utilise a range of tools during their teaching and should familiarise themselves with classroom based technologies.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Professional experience is a required activity to receive a grade in this unit. A successful professional placement is requisite for a Pass in this unit.
With a professional experience practicum this unit therefore involves additional student responsibilities that are required in addition to those described in section 6. Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. This includes always maintaining school, staff, teacher, student, and/or research participant confidentiality for assessment items like reflection portfolios, reports, essays and short or extended responses in tests.
You are required to have a current Working with Vulnerable People card in order to participate in this unit. Note that the WWVP on applies to the ACT. For students undertaking placements in other states or territories, it may be that an alternate background check is needed. Please refer to the professional experience section on the Teacher Education Canvas site for full information on the Professional Experience requirements.
Students in placement/school-based units are also required to complete an Acceptable use of ICT resources form in order to access ICT resources in their placement school. A hardcopy of the form will be distributed and collected by your tutor.
Students are also required to complete and submit a 'UC Student Placement/Internship Agreement Form' before commencing Professional Experience. A link to this form is available on your CANVAS site.
Please follow the following instructions to ensure your unit convenor remains informed of progress on your negotiated placement:
1. Fill in the professional experience placement planner in collaboration with your school mentor (on Professional Experience site) indicating on the planner when your interim and final reports will be completed
2. Upload the planner as a draft to the unit site using the dropbox
3. If your proposed schedule for the completion of reports changes please upload a new planner with the revised dates
In all cases of absence, sickness or personal problems it is the student's responsibility to ensure that the unit Convener is informed. The minimum participation requirement must be met in order to pass the unit (regardless of supporting documentation).
Where this unit is a student's final Placement unit, you must successfully complete all aspects of the TPA to pass the unit in addition to a successful placement report.
Provision of information to the group
Notifications through the Canvas Announcements Forum or the Canvas Discussion Forums are deemed to be made to the whole class. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they check for announcements on the Unit's Canvas website (forum messages are also emailed to student email addresses only). Students should ensure they check their student email regularly. The Canvas discussion forums will be checked by staff regularly.
Use of student email account
The University Email policy states that "students wishing to contact the University via email regarding administrative or academic matters need to send the email from the University account for identity verification purposes". Therefore all unit enquiries should be emailed using a student university email account. Students should contact firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
Research Led Education: There are active researchers teaching this unit who are able to engage students in deep and active learning and transmit to students their passion for the research they are carrying out.