The course aims research students to examine issues of teaching and learning in mathematics education. Issues in mathematics teaching and learning involve: efficacy of different methods and modes of teaching mathematics education, such as direct and indirect methods, expository and constructivist methods, and teacher-centered and learning-centered methods. Cases of teaching and learning in diverse contexts, locally developed pedagogical models, and teaching and learning through problem solving will be key syllabus topics for this course.

The objective of this course is to engage graduate students of mathematics education in the scholarly discussions, logical argumentations, and transformative visioning of mathematics education focusing key issues of teaching and learning mathematics in school level and higher education. The major issues of teaching and learning mathematics about teacher and student role, institutional leadership, socio-cultural perspectives, technology integration, and theory-practice assemblage will be at the core of this course. This course focuses on the following key areas and related issues:

  1. Essential components of teaching and learning of mathematics
  2. Identifying issue of learning and teaching mathematics
  3. Issues from theories of teaching and learning of mathematics
  4. Issues from practices of teaching and learning of mathematics
  5. Political issues (e.g., educational policies that influence teaching and learning mathematics)
  6. Social issues (e.g., equity and social justice issues in teaching and learning mathematics)
  7. Cultural issues (e.g., contextualization and Decontextualization in teaching and learning mathematics)
  8. Technological issues (e.g., cost versus efficiency of technology in mathematics education)
  9. Emerging issues (Migration & Immigration, Globalization and Localization, etc.)
  10. Theory-practice assemblage in resolving issues of teaching and learning mathematicsĀ