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Undergraduate Course: Developing as a Mathematics Educator (EDUA10167)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education and Sport CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is aimed at prospective primary school teachers who have a particular interest in mathematics. It aims to develop knowledge and abilities that will equip students for future roles as subject leaders of mathematics in primary education.
The course will provide students with a broad knowledge of the field of mathematics education. There will be opportunities for critical exploration of principal theories of learning and teaching mathematics. Students will also investigate a range of topical concerns in mathematics education. Observations of learning and micro-teaching opportunities will allow in-depth examination of theory in practice.
The course will also support students in extending their knowledge of the discipline of mathematics its nature, history and applications and their ability to communicate this knowledge to pupils, colleagues, parents and the wider public.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesThe course will be open to students with sufficient knowledge of the disciplines of education and mathematics, at the discretion of the course organiser.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 12, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9, Summative Assessment Hours 4, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Placement Study Abroad Hours 6, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 165 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) A group presentation on the chosen Mathematics in Context project 25%
3000 word essay 75%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate critical understanding of principal theories of learning and teaching in the field of mathematics education.
  2. Demonstrate specialist skills required to scaffold mathematical learning, including the ability to analyse observations of learning in relation to relevant theory and research findings.
  3. Critically analyse arguments relating to issues of current concern in mathematics education.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the way in which study of a chosen area of mathematics has developed.
  5. Communicate mathematical knowledge to a range of audiences, drawing on ideas encountered in the course to facilitate learning.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Lectures Wednesdays 9 -10.50am
Tutorials TBA
Course organiserMrs Ruth Forrester
Tel: (0131 6)50 5052
Course secretaryMrs Alta Mene
Tel: (0131 6)51 6381
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