Mathematics Education Papers at Tauranga (2018)

The Mathematics Education programme provides professional development for educators interested in curriculum development, learning and teaching in mathematics education. The Programme is part of the Technology, Environmental, Mathematics and Science (TEMS) Education Centre, which offers professional development for graduates in technology, environmental, mathematics, science and education who are interested in pursuing postgraduate study in the TEMS group of subjects. Intending students should discuss their programme of study with the Director of the Centre.

The following undergraduate papers are available to all students (including BTchg, Dip(ED) and GradDip(Ed)) who want to broaden their education knowledge in the area of mathematics.

Initial enquiries should be made to the Postgraduate Studies Office, Faculty of Education.


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  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    TEMS322Current Issues in Teaching and Learning Mathematics18B (Online)
    This paper builds on and consolidates subject and pedagogical content knowledge in mathematics. It addresses issues such as communication, use of technology, diverse learners, and assessment to extend understanding of children's learning.
    TEMS324Numeracy in the Classroom18C (Block), 18C (Hamilton) & 18C (Tauranga)
    This paper focuses on international mathematics education reform approaches to the teaching of mathematics/numeracy. It provides a critical analysis of theoretical issues underpinning the teaching and learning of mathematics, and makes connections between the current curriculum document, the mathematics standards, and the New Zeala...
  • Prescriptions for the PGDip(MathsEd) and MEd

    To complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics Education, students must take 120 points at 500 level, including a mathematics education paper taken from the following list, a directed study in mathematics education, an educational research methods paper, and a further paper in either mathematics or education.

    To complete the Master of Education with a focus on Mathematics Education, students will normally complete 180 points at 500 level from the following list, including either DSOE557 or PCSS502, and one of a Directed Study equivalent 30 points, a Dissertation equivalent to 60 points, or a Thesis equivalent to 90 or 120 points.

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    DSOE557Research Methods18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Online) & 18S (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.
    MSTE502Acquiring Numeracy: How Thinking Develops18A (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.
    THED590Directed Study18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    The Directed Study provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do a small piece of independent research under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar.
    THED592Dissertation18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    The two paper (60 point) Dissertation provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do an independent research project under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar.
    THED593Thesis18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    The three paper (90 point) Thesis provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do an independent research project under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar.
    THED594Thesis18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    The four paper (120 point) thesis provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do an independent research project under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 November 2017 4:56pm

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