Issues in Mathematics Education
A Postgraduate Certificate Course for Secondary Mathematics teachers and Primary Specialists.
Course Co-ordinator: Janet Ainley
What's really important in Mathematics teaching today? Come and discuss topical issues associated with Mathematics teaching with other educational professionals seeking to develop their practice.
What are the aims of the course?
It is an opportunity to explore your own teaching and to examine some of the dilemmas and challenges facing teachers of Mathematics in different settings and across the whole age range, in the light of current research. Amongst other topics, we will look at a historical perspective on the development of the curriculum, what it means to learn mathematics, social and cultural factors in learning mathematics, language and mathematics and assessment.
The course will cover issues such as:
- What helps and hinders pupils' learning?
- How the use of technology can affect the learning and the teaching of mathematics
- The role of written and spoken language in mathematical learning and assessment
Who can join the course?
The course is aimed at Secondary Mathematics teachers and Primary Specialists of pupils aged 3 to 19
When does the next course start?
The course will start in November 2013.
|Wednesday 6th November, 1.00pm - 6.00 pm||Wednesday 15th January, 1.00pm - 6.00pm|
|Friday 29th November, 9.00am - 4.00 pm||Friday 4th April, 9.00am - 4.00pm|
|Saturday 30th November, 9.00am - 2.00pm||Saturday 5th April, 9.00am - 2.00pm|
|Wednesday 11th June, 1.00pm - 6.00pm|
What does the course involve?
The course is delivered through a flexible and supportive approach and its delivery includes:
- Seven taught days across the year
- Self-directed study
- A Virtual Learning environment (Blackboard)
How is the course assessed?
The course will consist of two modules and the assessment for this module is in four parts with assignment 2 and 3 being linked
- What it means to learn Mathematics
- Exploring a topic in current Mathematics Education Research
- Reporting on a small scale: relating theory and practice.
What is the outcome of the course?
Successful completion of this course gives 60 credits at Masters Level. (Level 7 in the National Qualification Framework). This Postgraduate Certificate course is part of the University of Leicester's part-time MA in Education: Learning and Teaching.
The course fee for 2013-2014 is: £1,725
How to Apply
To request further information and an application pack please follow the links below and select 'CPD for teachers' under level of study.
For specific enquiries about the Postgraduate Certificate in Issues in Mathematics Education, please contact us on:
Telephone: 0116 252 3656
Fax: 0116 229 7501