Mathematics Education (2020)

This subject focuses on principles and practices that underpin effective curriculum development, teaching, learning and assessment in mathematics across all sectors of education. Papers in this subject critically examine key issues related to the teaching and learning of mathematics with understanding, and have a strong focus on linking research findings with classroom practice.


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  • Prescriptions for the PGDip(MathsEd)

    To complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics Education, students must take 120 points at 500 level, including a mathematics education paper from EDUCA500, EDUCA557, EDUCA590, MAOED500, MTHED501, MTHED502, MTHED503, EDUCA592, EDUCA593 or EDUCA594, a directed study in mathematics education, an educational research methods paper, and a further paper in either mathematics or education.

  • Prescriptions for the MEd

    To complete the Master of Education in Mathematics Education, students must complete 180 points at 500 level including at least 60 points from 500 level papers in the Mathematics Education subject; and one of EDUCA500, EDUCA557, or MAOED500; and one of a Directed Study equivalent to 30 points, a Dissertation equivalent to 60 points, or a Thesis equivalent to 90 or 120 points.

    Students will normally be expected to focus their independent research on a topic related to Mathematics Education.

    Optional papers will be selected from the papers listed in the MEd subjects, the MEdLeadership, or 30 points may be selected from outside the field of the degree.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MTHED100Conceptual Understanding in Mathematics20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Online)
    This paper provides an introduction to key conceptual understandings in mathematics and connects mathematics with everyday life.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    EDUCA500Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Maori and critical theories20B (Block - Tauranga)
    Culturally Responsive Methodologies utilise kaupapa Maori and critical theoretical frameworks to develop contexts within which the researched community can define the terms for engaging, relating and co-creating new knowledge.
    EDUCA557Research Methods20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Online) & 20S (Block)
    This paper introduces students to the major educational research paradigms, methodologies appropriate to collecting data in schools (including interviews, observations, surveys, case studies), action research, literature reviews, critiquing research, and report writing. It includes consideration of ethical issues in research.
    EDUCA590Directed Study20I (Hamilton) & 20I (Online)
    Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
    MAOED500Rangahau Kaupapa Maori - Kaupapa Maori Research20X (Hamilton)
    This paper seeks to explore Kaupapa Maori research theory and methodologies, developing more informed and culturally located and responsive research practice, with a particular focus on researching in Maori educational contexts.
    MTHED501Mathematics Education20B (Online)
    This paper is designed to enable teachers to develop their mathematics teaching with learners of all ages. Teachers will be encouraged to engage critically with theory and research in mathematics education, focusing on issues such as communication, assessment, and catering for diverse learners.
    MTHED502Mathematics Education: Enhancing Thinking and Practice20A (Block) & 20A (Block - Tauranga)
    This paper looks at how students' thinking becomes increasingly sophisticated as their mathematical understanding grows. A particular focus of the paper is the ways that learning in mathematics can be enhanced, including using formative assessment and digital technologies effectively.
    MTHED503Effective Practice in the Mathematics Classroom20B (Block)
    This paper is for mathematics educators working with learners of all ages. It focuses on international reform approaches and provides critical analysis of issues underpinning the teaching and learning of mathematics.

2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 31 March 2020 10:22am

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