ED3SS1-Subject Specialism 3: Mathematics- Inclusion, diversity and intervention

Module Provider: Institute of Education
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:6
Terms in which taught: Summer term module
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Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Dr Natthapoj Vincent Trakulphadetkrai

Email: n.trakulphadetkrai@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
This module will focus on inclusion issues faced within mathematics education. It will seek to define the nature of inclusion, how groups are defined and models of intervention programmes in primary schools. The use of statistics to track groups for progress and the impact of intervention programmes will be explored in detail. The use of national statistics such as OFSTED data will be studied in detail to develop a deeper understanding of their significance. National intervention programme such as Every Child Counts will be drawn upon to explore impact of intervention programmes at a national level and this translates to a local level. They will explore the use of a range of technology to support mathematics teaching and learning, critically evaluating strengths and disadvantages.

Aims:
• To gain an understanding of inclusion and diversity as related to mathematics teaching and learning, and explore related implications for practice.
• To become familiar with common intervention programmes utilised in primary schools.
• To discriminate between different models of intervention, identifying the most appropriate for different needs and justifying choice.
• To interpret statistics and use them to determine intervention programmes and progress of learners.
• To build confidence in the use of whole-class teaching technology including interactive whiteboards and visualisers
• To become familiar with the potential uses of a range of hardware and software for mathematics teaching


Assessable learning outcomes:
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
• Appraise models of intervention, drawing upon research literature
• Identify potentially underperforming groups and individuals through the use of data, drawing upon regional and national comparisons.
• Critically evaluate and explain policy and practice for meeting diverse needs in the mathematics lesson
• Identify when, and when not, to use different forms of technology to support the teaching and learning of mathematics
• Use a range of technology and associated software to generate effective teaching and learning activities


Additional outcomes:
Through working with peers to develop understanding of inclusion, the role of data and intervention, students will gain the confidence to lead this aspect of mathematics in the future. Through exploring and presenting an aspect of technology they will be able to articulate its benefits to mathematics teaching and learning.

Outline content:
• Teaching and learning for dyslexic children
• Dyscalculia
• Gender and mathematics anxiety
• Gifted and Talented
• Models of Intervention: ECC, Numeracy Recovery programmes and Numicon.
• Dealing with school-level, regional and national data, identifying underperforming groups.
• Technology in mathematics teaching: using hardware (e.g. visualisers, IWBs, data loggers and digital cameras) and software (eg apps, geometry software, games) to support mathematics teaching and learning

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
This module will be delivered in interactive sessions, which include lecturing, discussion and practical activities and blended learning, provided through Blackboard. Sessions will require some pre-reading, and students should be prepared to contribute their views and work collaboratively in order to make presentations. Some learning experiences will be facilitated through partnership schools.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 50
Tutorials 5
Guided independent study 145
       
Total hours by term 200.00
       
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Other information on summative assessment:
A written assignment of 2,500 words.

Formative assessment methods:
Students will work collaboratively to prepare and present a classroom-based activity to their peers, using technology explored during the module. Formative assessment will be made through students' engagements in session on issues of inclusion in mathematics including the role of statistics.

Penalties for late submission:

The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

• where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
• where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.
The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.


The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.
  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:
    n/a

    Requirements for a pass:
    A mark of 40% in the above assignment.

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Resubmission of a comparable assignment during the summer resit period.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
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    6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

    Last updated: 31 March 2017

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