Students in Teacher Education can choose Mathematics 2 (autumn) and/or Mathematics 3 (spring) in their 3rd or 4th year. Those qualified to teach in their own country can also apply for Mathematics 2 and 3.
Mathematics 2 comprises four courses, three mathematics courses and one course in mathematics education. Basic concepts and ways of thinking are emphasized in the three mathematics courses. Understanding and ability to explain and apply results are considered more imortant than getting to know more advanced mathematics. The aim of the course in mathematics education is to give the students experiences with research questions related to teaching and learning of mathematics both through literature and 2 weeks of compulsory school practice. The students will also get to know about current research projects in mathematics education in which the Institute is involved.
Arrangements for the recognition of prior learning are described in the information on the institution under "General arrangements for the recognition of prior learning (formal, informal and non-formal)".
For a description of the examination regulations, see the Examination Regulations of the University of Agder.
For information about the Norwegian grading system, see ECTS credits and grades. Specific information on grading for each course is found in the individual course descriptions.
The Examination Regulations of the University of Agder regulate the graduation requirements for each programme of study.
On successful completion of the programme, the student should be able to
Plenary lectures, group work, student presentations,
computerlab work and a research project based on school
practice. Attendence in parts of the coursework is compulsory.
There are also compulsory tasks (hand ins et cetera) in the
courses. Please see separate course
Practice: The students shall develop further the pedagogical competence they have already obtained during their teacher training so far, through planning, carrying out and reflecting upon didactical research questions related to school practice in mathematics. The planning part comprises: contacting the school teachers, formulating a research question and finding literature of current interest for this research question. The carrying out part comprises: Applying research methods as classroom observation and interview, and possibly also taking charge of the teaching. The reflecting part comprises: Interpreting the experiences from the school practice in terms of didactical literature of current interest, and writing a report.
There will be final examinations in all courses. Please see separate course descriptions for more information.
Completion of Mathematics 2 together with Mathematics 3 provides the academic basis for teaching Mathematics at the primary and secondary school level. Completion of Teacher Education and Mathematics 2 and 3 qualifies students for admission to the two- year Master Programme in Mathematics Education.
The language of instruction is norwegian. Parts of the
literature can be in an other scandinavian language or
2011/2012 is the last year Mathematics 2 vill be given in thes way because of the new 4-year Programme in General Teacher Education.
Professor Said Hadjerrouit
Faculty of Engineering and Sciences
Gimlemoen, postboks 422
Phone: +47 38 14 17 03
Fax: +47 38 14 10 71
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Faculty of Engineering and Science