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
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Education
Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed EEB308.

Assumed Knowledge

EEL445 and EEL418

Subject Relationships
EEB308 Paired Subject
Incompatable Subjects
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.
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.