This course focuses on contemporary issues and possibilities in mathematics education across a diverse range of contexts. Students will critically analyse, evaluate, and reflect on how mathematics education can stimulate innovation and create knowledge-based learning communities. Students will assess the efficacy of a range of approaches to mathematics education and their impact on educational engagement and learning. Students will have opportunities to read, discuss, and reflect on contemporary issues and practices related to mathematics education to build sound and coherent understanding of these contemporary issues and possibilities within UAE context.
Development of Mathematics Curricula in the UAE and Globally
The Role and Place of Technology in Mathematics Education
Engaging and empowering learning through technology
Teaching with technology
Creating a culture and conditions for innovation and change
Teaching models and teaching methods in Mathematics.
Principles & standards in mathematics curricula: Globally and in the UAE
Metacognition in Mathematics Education: Current and Future Directions
What is the current state of research in the field of metacognition in mathematics education?
What are the best instructional practices for fostering learners’ metacognition in mathematics?
Inquiry in Mathematics education
Inquiry in mathematics classrooms
Inquiry in the national mathematics education standards
Images of inquiry in K-12 classrooms
Classroom assessment and inquiry
Diversity and Equity in Mathematics Education
Interventions aimed at addressing the inequities in mathematics teaching, learning, and assessment.
The role of pupil voice in mathematics education.
Supporting teachers become creative, innovative, experimental practitioners through conducting classroom and school-based research
Creativity, innovation and learning
Creating a culture of creativity in schools and classrooms
Incorporating creativity into classroom practice across the
Assessing innovation and creativity
Dialogic Teaching in Mathematics Education
Bakker, A., Smit, J., & Wegerif, R. (2015). Scaffolding and dialogic teaching in mathematics education: Introduction and review. ZDM, 47(7), 1047- 1065. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11858-015-0738-8
Worku, H., & Alemu, M. (2020). Dialogic teaching in a teacher education college: An analysis of teacher educator and pre-service teacher talk in physics classrooms. Null, 24(2), 169- 179. https://doi.org/10.1080/18117295.2020.1801019
National and International Assessment
The alignment between national and international assessment frameworks (TIMSS & PISA)
Innovative practices to improve students’ performance in national and international assessments
Challenges, Opportunities, and Possibilities in Mathematics Education
Integrating mathematics with other subjects (e.g. STEM)