Numeracy for Learners and Teachers: Evaluation of an MTeach coursework unit at Monash University

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Abstract

In 2015, a new MTeach coursework unit, Numeracy for Learners and Teachers, was introduced at Monash University. The impetuses for this unit were the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership numeracy standards for graduate teachers, and the inclusion of numeracy as a general capability in the Australian Curriculum. In this paper, we describe the content and organisation of the unit, and its delivery modes. An evaluation was conducted with students using pre- and post-unit questionnaires and interviews. A major finding was that students’ confidence to incorporate numeracy into their teaching across the curriculum increased after studying the unit.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOpening up mathematics education research
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 39th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
EditorsBruce White, Mohan Chinnappan, Sven Trenholm
Place of PublicationAdelaide SA Australia
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Pages228-235
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781920846299
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2016 - Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 3 Jul 20167 Jul 2016
Conference number: 39th
https://www.merga.net.au/Public/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2016_MERGA_Conference_Proceedings.aspx (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2016
Abbreviated titleMERGA 2016
CountryAustralia
CityAdelaide
Period3/07/167/07/16
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