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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2011 - 2012

Module Title Teaching & Learning in Mathematics Education
Module Code ES563
School 76

Online Module Resources

Module Co-ordinatorDr James O'Higgins NormanOffice NumberCA123
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

To equip student teachers with the ability to define, create and maintain an effective learning environment. To introduce students to contemporary approaches in a range of teaching & learning skills. To develop confidence in a range of initial teaching skills through reviews, analysis, demonstration, peer coaching and guided feedback To provide students with a detailed knowledge and understanding of the content and assessment methodology of the Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle curricula in curriculum Math in second-level schools. All students are required to participate in Micro-teaching as part of this module.

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the content, methodology and assessment techniques of the Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle syllabus in curriculum Math as taught in second-level schools.
2. Map an appropriate teaching scheme for the Junior Cycle/Senior Cycle Syllabus in curriculum Maths as taught in the second-level curriculum.
3. Articulate and relate the appropriate teaching methods and specific challenges in delivering their curriculum Maths in the second-level curriculum.
4. Design a range of resources appropriate for use in the teaching of curriculum Maths.
5. Work in collegiality with colleagues in the interests of sharing, promoting, developing and supporting best professional practice in teaching of Maths.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture36Input and Practice of Pedagogy
Group work12Subject Focused Collegial Groups
Independent Study12Research and Resources
Independent Study65Reflection and Research on Experience
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Yearly Scheme of Work
Junior Certificate

Yearly Scheme of Work
Leaving Certificate

Yearly Scheme of Work
Leaving Certificate Applied

Lesson Planning
Aims and Objectives

Assessment for Learning
Evaluation and Assessment

Participative Learning
Group Work

Participative Learning
Pair Work

Participative Learning
Role Play

Questioning for Learning
Lower Order Questioning

Questioning for Learning
Higher Order Questioning

Teacher Exposition

Concept Development

Teaching from Texts

Use of ICT in Maths

Micro Teaching

Curricula and Syllabi
Exploration and Analysis of Syllabi

Curricula and Syllabi
Exploration and Development of Resources

Curricula and Syllabi
Special Education and Diversity

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    PMEProfessional Master of Education