Critical Issues in the Didactics of Mathematics…
From semester 1 2012 the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at AUT University offers a new postgraduate paper in mathematics education “Critical Issues in the Didactics of Mathematics” that can be of interest to school mathematics teachers. It could be
a useful paper for your professional development. On completing the paper you will receive the Certificate of Proficiency. The paper can also lead to upgrading your qualification to a postgraduate level: Postgraduate Certificate in Science (PgCertSc) or Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PgDipSc) or MSc. It is a 30 credit paper with 24 contact hours. The remaining hours are for independent learning. It is delivered partially online and partially on campus as a block course during
4 days over the school holiday. Parking can be arranged at AUT for free. The paper is very practical and the teaching/learning environment is friendly and supportive.
Topics covered include: rigour, proof, argumentation, justification, verification, analysis as part of mathematical culture, counterexamples in mathematics as a teaching approach, paradoxes and sophisms in teaching/learning, puzzle-based learning as a pedagogical strategy, provocations in mathematics, mistakes in textbooks and misuses of mathematics as a teaching and learning resource.
The assessment include: 2 home assignments and a written report of
a project that reflects your own teaching practice.
The cost of the paper is about $1900 including GST and all levies.
It would be much appreciated it if you could share information about this paper with your colleagues who might be interested.