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Mathematics and mathematical literacy education 730


 
Module code MCE 730
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Education
Module content

Perspectives in the teaching and learning of mathematics. This module will focus on contemporary issues in mathematics education such as: Types of mathematical knowledge in teacher education; learning theories in mathematics education; use of technology in the teaching of mathematics; classroom research; gender; language; culture (Ethno mathematics). Mathematics in context: prospects and challenges. This module also focuses on the role of mathematics in different contexts (including vocational and real life contexts): Nature of mathematics – mathematics as a human activity; rationale for learning mathematics; the theory of realistic mathematics education; content-driven and context-driven approach in mathematics; mathematical literacy; knowledge ‘transfer’: some challenges – school mathematics vs real world.

Module credits 16.00
NQF Level 08
Service modules Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Science Mathematics and Technology Education
Period of presentation Semester 1 or Semester 2

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