PGDE (Primary): Mathematics EDUC5190

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

The aims of the Mathematics programme are:

- to produce beginning teachers who have the professional knowledge and understanding, skills and abilities and the values and personal commitment to enable them to be effective teachers of numeracy and mathematics;

- to develop in students the enthusiasm and confidence in mathematics that underpin effective learning and teaching;

- to make students aware of the educational, political and technological factors that contribute to enhancing the attainment of pupils in mathematics.

Timetable

Students will attend one 2 hour workshop and a 1 hour lecture per week during 14 of the 18 weeks in Faculty.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aims of the Mathematics programme are:

- to produce beginning teachers who have the professional knowledge and understanding, skills and abilities and the values and personal commitment to enable them to be effective teachers of numeracy and mathematics;

- to develop in students the enthusiasm and confidence in mathematics that underpin effective learning and teaching;

- to make students aware of the educational, political and technological factors that contribute to enhancing the attainment of pupils in mathematics.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

- students will be able to demonstrate the specific competences in numeracy and mathematics relevant to learning and teaching in the 3-12 age range;

- students will be able to plan and prepare coherent and progressive teaching programmes based on their understanding of the curriculum and on research informed evidence on effective learning and teaching in mathematics;

- students will demonstrate the professional classroom skills of communication, management, organisation and assessment that are key features of good classroom practice;

- students will know how to support their teaching by effective use of ICT in order to enhance performance and motivate children's learning. This will include calculators as well as computers and extends to the full range of ICT including interactive boards.

- students will develop their competence in problem solving and numeracy, including mental mathematics and develop suitable learning and teaching strategies for the classroom in these key aspects;

- students will be able to raise standards through classroom assessment and feedback.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Grade D