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Education 691

EDUC 691: Professional Seminar:  Research in Mathematics Education

Cross-Listed: MATH 691

Offers an examination of current issues in mathematics education. The course focus is on reading, presenting, and critiquing professional mathematics education literature on a range of topics while also considering practical implications. This course can be taken more than once for credit.

 

Detailed Description of Course

Students will read, present, and critique professional mathematics education literature on a range of topics while also considering practical implications. Current significant issues in mathematics education will be emphasized, such as issues related to teaching, learning, curriculum, assessment, technology, and equity in mathematics. Students' individual interests will help determine specific reading selections.

 

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Students will be active contributors to the course through participation and leadership in classroom discussions and presentations. It will be essential students come to class prepared in this seminar-style course.

 

Goals and Objectives of the Course

Students will become familiar with current research in mathematics education. They will learn about important issues and ongoing debates in the field. Mathematics teaching will be put in broader educational and policy contexts to give students a deeper understanding of the historical and social settings teachers work in and also help to shape.

 

Assessment Measures

Participation and leadership in classroom discussions may be primary assessment tools.  Student projects and presentations may also be assessed for content and quality.  This course is offered pass/fail only.

 

Other Course Information

 

Review and Approval
November 2008