EEB437 Teaching Numeracy in Adult and Vocational Education (8)


This subject employs the central concepts, modes of enquiry, and structure of the content of numeracy to enable students to develop teaching and assessment strategies in Adult and Vocational Education contexts. Students will critically analyse the numeracy demands associated with the study of Adult and Vocational Education and apply numeracy concepts to their teaching in ways that are relevant, effective and meaningful for learners. 

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EEB437
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Education

Assumed Knowledge

EEL445 and EEL418

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed EEB308.
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
EEB308 EEB308 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply adult learning principles to the teaching of numeracy;
  • be able to analyse, apply, and critically evaluate the conceptual frameworks and theories underpinning adult numeracy teaching;
  • be able to explain the purposes and functions of numeracy in the community with particular reference to students in the AVE sector;
  • be able to demonstrate a broad and critical knowledge and understanding of the numeracy discipline and use this in their teaching;
  • be able to utilise a constructivist approach to numeracy teaching;
  • be able to select, develop and/or adapt effective learning resources to meet students' numeracy needs;
  • be able to source and evaluate materials relevant to the complex needs of students;
  • be able to interpret and explain numeracy concepts and processes embedded within a variety of AVE contexts;
  • be able to plan and develop teaching and assessment strategies that address the numeracy demands of various AVE disciplines and that acknowledge the numeracy levels of students; and
  • be able to critically evaluate the effectiveness of their numeracy teaching and modify their strategies constructively.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The numeracy discipline.
  • The nature and role of numeracy.
  • Attitudes to numeracy.
  • Numeracy concepts and processes.
  • Thinking and working with numeracy.
  • Describing, modelling and generalising patterns and relationships.
  • Mathematical thinking and problem-solving techniques.
  • Using data and statistics.


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 12 August 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.