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
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    CityAdelaide
    Period3/07/167/07/16
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