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EDCR131 Introduction to English, Mathematics and Statistics

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Introduces teaching and learning in English and mathematics and statistics. Examines the ways in which language, literacy and number concepts are acquired and explores knowledge fundamental to English and mathematics and statistics understanding.

Paper title Introduction to English, Mathematics and Statistics
Paper code EDCR131
Subject Education
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 2 (On campus)
Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $872.70
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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Limited to
BEd, BEdSt, BTchg
Notes
TESOL, Te Pōkai Mātauranga o te Ao Rua (Primary Bicultural Education) and Primary Education students only.
Contact

Dr Chris Linsell, chris.linsell@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Chris Linsell
Dr Jenny Daly
Southland campus: Alli McKenzie (Mathematics & Statistics)

Paper Structure
Mathematics Problem-based approach
  • Mathematics as problem solving
  • Problems as a context for learning mathematics
  • Knowledge of the Number and Algebra strand of Mathematics and Statistics in the New Zealand Curriculum
  • Achievement objectives
  • Suggested learning experiences
  • Links to development of children's understanding
  • Appropriate resources
English Planning for language learning
  • Introduction to the English curriculum - receptive and productive modes of English
  • Processes
  • Progressions of learning
  • Teaching visual language through picture books
  • Language experience as a teaching approach
  • Knowledge of language (supported through web-based interactive sites)
  • Knowledge of language - structure, morphology, orthography, phonology, conventions, grammar
  • Knowledge of how texts work - structure, language and text features, register, style, genre
  • Children's literature
  • Critical literacy
  • Learning through literature
  • Assessing learning
  • Diagnostic assessment strategies
Textbooks
Required Texts - Mathematics:
  • Jorgensen, R., & Dole, S. (2011). Teaching mathematics in primary schools: Allen & Unwin.
  • New Zealand Ministry of Education. (2007). The New Zealand Curriculum. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.
The following Numeracy Professional Development Project books will be provided to students:
  • Ministry of Education. (2008a). Book 1 The Number Framework. Wellington: Ministry of Education.
  • Ministry of Education. (2006b). Book 4 Teaching Number Knowledge. Wellington: Ministry of Education.
  • Ministry of Education. (2007). Book 5 Teaching Addition, Subtraction, and Place Value. Wellington: Ministry of Education.
  • Ministry of Education. (2008b). Book 6 Teaching Multiplication and Division. Wellington: Ministry of Education.
They are also available from the New Zealand Maths website, at www.nzmaths.co.nz

Required Texts - English:
  • New Zealand Ministry of Education. (2007). The New Zealand Curriculum. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.
  • New Zealand Ministry of Education. (2003). Effective Literacy Practice in Years 1 to 4. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.
  • New Zealand Ministry of Education. (2006). Effective Literacy Practice in Years 5 to 8. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.
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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the literacy and mathematical progressions as embedded in the strands of each curriculum
  2. Use diagnostic interviews to identify the needs of children in relation to learning frameworks
  3. Plan, implement and evaluate teaching/learning episodes in English and mathematics in response to identified needs
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of language in the learning of mathematical concepts
  5. Demonstrate commitment to building personal content knowledge in mathematics
  6. Describe children's developing linguistic and communicative competence, demonstrating an understanding of the nature of, and the theories underpinning, children's English language learning
  7. Display a sound beginning knowledge of how English language works within and across oral, written and visual modes
  8. Read, respond to, and critically reflect on a range of children's literature, including contemporary New Zealand writing
  9. Use English language competently for a variety of academic, professional and personal purposes, using appropriate form, register and style

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Timetable

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 08:00-08:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 08:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
A2 Thursday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
A3 Friday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
A4 Monday 13:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41

Semester 2

Location
Invercargill
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 09:00-10:20 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 09:00-10:20 28-34, 36-41

Introduces teaching and learning in English and mathematics and statistics. Examines the ways in which language, literacy and number concepts are acquired and explores knowledge fundamental to English and mathematics and statistics understanding.

Paper title English and Mathematics 1
Paper code EDCR131
Subject Education
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 2 (On campus)
Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
BTchg
Notes
Primary Education and Te Pōkai Mātauranga o te Ao Rua (Primary Bicultural Education) students only.
Contact

Mathematics & Statistics- Andréa Knowles andrea.knowles@otago.ac.nz

English - Andrea Robertson andrea.robertson@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinators:

Andréa Knowles (Mathematics & Statistics)
Andrea Robertson (English)

Teaching Staff:

Belinda Haig (Mathematics & Statistics)
Maria Kewene-Edwards (English)

Southland campus:

Allison McKenzie (Mathematics & Statistics)
Julie Mynes (English)

Paper Structure

Mathematics and Statistics

Planning for Mathematics learning

  • Knowledge of the Number and Algebra strand of Mathematics and Statistics in the New Zealand Curriculum
  • Progressions of learning
  • Key mathematical ideas
  • Suggested learning experiences in response to identified needs of children

Knowledge of mathematics

  • Development of children’s conceptual understanding of mathematics
  • Students’ relationships with mathematics
  • Mathematics as problem solving

Assessing Learning

  • Diagnostic interviews to identify the needs of children in relation to learning frameworks.

 

English

Planning for language learning

  • Introduction to the English curriculum – receptive and productive modes of English processes
  • Progressions of learning
  • Teaching visual language through picture books
  • Process drama to explore picture books

Knowledge of language (supported through web-based interactive sites)

  • Knowledge of language – structure, morphology, orthography, phonology, conventions, grammar
  • Knowledge of how texts work – structure, language and text features, register, style, genre

Children’s literature

  • Critical literacy
  • Learning through literature
Textbooks

Required Texts - Mathematics:

  • Jorgensen, R., Dole, S. & Larkin, K. (2020). Teaching mathematics in primary schools: Allen & Unwin.
  • New Zealand Ministry of Education. (2007). The New Zealand Curriculum. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.

Recommended Text - Mathematics:

  • Boaler, J. (2015). Mathematical mindsets: Unleashing students' potential through creative math, inspiring messages and innovative teaching. John Wiley & Sons.

The following Numeracy Professional Development Project books will be provided to students:

  • Ministry of Education. (2008a). Book 1 The Number Framework. Wellington: Ministry of Education.
  • Ministry of Education. (2006b). Book 4 Teaching Number Knowledge. Wellington: Ministry of Education.
  • Ministry of Education. (2007). Book 5 Teaching Addition, Subtraction, and Place Value. Wellington: Ministry of Education.
  • Ministry of Education. (2008b). Book 6 Teaching Multiplication and Division. Wellington: Ministry of Education.

They are also available from the New Zealand Maths website, at www.nzmaths.co.nz

Required Texts - English: These will be provided to students

  • New Zealand Ministry of Education. (2007). The New Zealand Curriculum. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.
  • New Zealand Ministry of Education. (2003). Effective Literacy Practice in Years 1 to 4. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.
  • New Zealand Ministry of Education. (2006). Effective Literacy Practice in Years 5 to 8. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  • Demonstrate an emerging understanding of English and Mathematics in the New Zealand Curriculum
  • Engage with and use a range of theoretical and research based approaches for effective teaching and learning
  • Use assessment to determine the learning needs of a child
  • Demonstrate an emerging understanding of the literacy and mathematical progressions as embedded in the NZ Curriculum
  • Demonstrate understanding of te reo Māori and te ao Māori within English and Mathematics learning areas
  • Plan learning experiences in English and Mathematics in response to identified needs

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Timetable

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 08:00-08:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
A2 Thursday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
A3 Friday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
A4 Monday 13:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
A5 Wednesday 14:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41
A6 Thursday 13:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41

Semester 2

Location
Invercargill
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 09:00-10:20 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 09:00-10:20 28-34, 36-41