In this course, participants will develop comprehensive, specialized knowledge of current research and innovations in the development of mathematical literacy (content, procedural, and conceptual knowledge) and metacognitive skills (planning, monitoring, and evaluating) in mathematics contexts. Participants will also learn to synthesise research-informed strategies to assess mathematical literacy progression in mathematics contexts and be able to critically analyse their effectiveness in their own professional practice environments. This specialised knowledge will be further enhanced by developing a critical awareness of best practice of formative and summative assessment of mathematics concept and skill progression through the development of novel classroom based assessment strategies that also adhere to the relevant UAE standards. Participants will then learn how to critically evaluate assessment and evaluation strategies and how to integrate assessment evidence generated through these strategies into the teaching and learning improvement processes in their professional contexts
Introduction to Problem Solving
Metacognitive strategies and mathematics assessment
Metacognition and self-regulated learning
Developing metacognitive strategies in mathematics for and through assessment
Analyzing practical activities for learning and assessment
Does this activity develop conceptual knowledge, problem solving skills and procedural knowledge?
Assessing Problem Solving Procedural and conceptual knowledge.
Assessment in Mathematics Education
Formative assessment /AfL strategies in Mathematics: What does a Formative-Assessment Centred Classroom look like? Written and Verbal Feedback linking to effective Success Criteria.
Formative assessment Strategies in Mathematics: Self-regulation and metacognition Peer and Self-Assessment
Formative assessment Strategies in Mathematics: Reliability and validity of teacher assessments
Summative Assessment Strategies in Mathematics Designing effective tools
Summative Assessment Strategies in Mathematics Internal and external mathematics exams in the UAE Preparation for exams
Assessment Informed Teaching and Learning
Integrating assessment evidence into teaching and learning improvements.