Details for Perspectives on Teaching Mathematics


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU551
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Jim Twelves

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Perspectives on Teaching Mathematics

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Outcomes

  1. Discuss worldview issues concerning mathematics and the possible implications on curriculum design and teaching practice within a Christian school context;
  2. Describe different views of knowledge and the implications of how they affect teaching and curriculum development in schools, particularly Christian schools and the study of mathematics;
  3. Compose a thorough literature review to reflect an understanding of important issues of educational practice in mathematics and the scholarly literature related to developing a biblical perspective on mathematics education;
  4. Recommend a policy and rationale for teaching mathematics in a Christian school considering the basic principles of effective teaching practice and curriculum design;
  5. Plan a unit of work that flows from a clearly biblical perspective to cover a complete topic within the mathematics course.

Subject Content

  1. Introduction to teaching mathematics in the Christian school
  2. Knowledge, wisdom, and learning
  3. The students’ viewpoint
  4. Perceived neutrality of mathematics
  5. Planning units of work in mathematics
  6. Reflection in teaching in mathematics

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face
  • Distance/ Global Online
  • Intensive (5 days of classes/7 hours per day followed by 85 hours reading, writing and assignments)
  • Extensive (5 days spread over the semester)

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Assessment Methods

  • Forum Posts (10%)
  • Literature Review (25%)
  • Policy Document (25%)
  • Unit of Work (40%)

Prescribed Text

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