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M.Ed on Education and Innovation: EDUM3 : Effective Assessment in Mathematics

Course Description

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



Week 1

Introduction to Problem Solving

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Week 2

Metacognitive strategies and mathematics assessment

Metacognition and self-regulated learning

Developing metacognitive strategies in mathematics for and through assessment

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Week 3


Analyzing practical activities for learning and assessment

Does this activity develop conceptual knowledge, problem solving skills and procedural knowledge?

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Week 4

Assessing Problem Solving Procedural and conceptual knowledge.

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Week 5

Assessment in Mathematics Education

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Week 6

Formative assessment /AfL strategies in Mathematics: What does a Formative-Assessment Centred Classroom look like? Written and Verbal Feedback linking to effective Success Criteria.

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Week 7


Formative assessment Strategies in Mathematics: Self-regulation and metacognition Peer and Self-Assessment

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Week 8

Formative assessment Strategies in Mathematics: Reliability and validity of teacher assessments

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Week 9

Summative Assessment Strategies in Mathematics Designing effective tools

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Week 10


Summative Assessment Strategies in Mathematics Internal and external mathematics exams in the UAE Preparation for exams

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Week 11

Assessment Informed Teaching and Learning

Integrating assessment evidence into teaching and learning improvements.

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