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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2021 - 2022

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 students as reflective practitioners of Mathematics Education in a post-primary school.

Learning Outcomes

1. Critically evaluate and critique a range of teaching methods relevant to Mathematics Education as part of the post-primary school curriculum
2. Generate student centred lessons which promote effective learning
3. Critically analyse how students learn and compare and contrast effective teaching methods to support and scaffold this learning
4. Articulate a critical awareness of a variety of pedagogical theories and practices that enable and enhance classroom management
5. Formulate pedagogically proficient lessons in Mathematics education for delivery in a post-primary school.
6. Integrate ICT appropriately and effectively into the delivery of Mathematics Education for post-primary schools.
7. Utilise a variety of differentiation strategies in lesson planning to devise effective and inclusive lessons in Mathematics education.
8. Critically evaluate the theoretical and practical implications of choosing and applying a particular research method such as action research or observation in the classroom setting
9. Evaluate empirical and theoretical research in this domain
10. Demonstrate a capacity to promote numeracy and literacy in relation to subject discipline.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24Input and Practice of Pedagogy
Group work24Subject 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

  • Bharath Sriraman (Editor), Lyn English (Editor): 0, Theories of Mathematics Education: Seeking New Frontiers, 3642007414
  • Zalman Usiskin... [et al.]: 2003, Mathematics for high school teachers, Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, N.J., 0130449415
  • Anthony Croft, Robert Davison: 1997, Foundation maths, Pearson Education, Harlow, England, 0201178044
  • John A. Van de Walle, LouAnn H. Lovin: 2006, Teaching student-centered mathematics, Pearson Allyn & Bacon, Boston, 0205417973
  • edited by Linda Haggarty: 2002, Aspects of teaching secondary mathematics, RoutledgeFalmer, London, 0415266416
  • Department of Education and Skills: 2011, Literacy and Numeracy for Learning and Life, Department of Education and Skills, Dublin,
Other Resources

28725, Website, 0, Project Maths, http://www.projectmaths.ie/, 28726, Website, Pearson Math Lab, 2013, Pearson Math Lab, http://global.mymathlabglobal.com,
Programme or List of Programmes
PMEProfessional Master of Education
SMPESingle Module Programme Education