UNIVERSITY OF GHANA : B.A. Education Mathematics

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OVERVIEW

Promoting effective Mathematics teaching and learning in Ghana has become an issue of immense concern. This has been necessitated by Ghanaian students’ poor performance at the national and international levels.

Producing teachers and education practitioners who understand what it takes to improve quality education and manage its delivery effectively is often lacking. The courses in this programme are designed to equip those who wish to begin a career in teaching Mathematics at the senior high level with skills to maximise student learning outcomes.

The skills acquired will also be transferable to other levels and contexts of education, thus make students graduating from the School equipped to work as assessment design specialists and managers of educational change in general.

The programme desires to produce a unique educational practitioner able to diagnose problems of teaching and learning, and introduce innovative practices that can lead to significant improvements in the learning experiences of all Mathematics learners.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

Provide research opportunities to explore and understand how education particularly in the Ghanaian context, mediate social equalities and inequalities.

• Train students in Mathematics, pedagogy, conceptual and procedural knowledge.

• Prepare students who will be conceptually and practically competent to facilitate the expectations accorded to Mathematics education in Ghanaian senior high schools.

• Develop the capacity of students to use ICT to enhance teaching and learning.

• Use data from school contexts to inform their practice through engagement in action research through the evaluation of education interventions and practices in the Ghanaian context.

• Develop an understanding of how effective schooling is achieved in diverse international contexts.

INDUSTRY/GLOBAL TRENDS

Mathematics plays a key role in the development of a quantitatively literate society. It is applied in many fields of study such as finance, computing, engineering and other key sectors. Mathematics thus continues to serve as the gatekeeper for many learners.

As a vital tool for the understanding of science and technology, the subject plays a key role in its application in almost all school subjects including economics, accounting, business studies, social studies and visual arts. Considering that numeracy is the ability to interpret, apply and communicate mathematical information, mathematics teachers play a vital role in equipping individuals with the tools to function at work and in society in general.

Mathematics teachers are therefore in high demand in many countries.

TUITION METHODS

Class discussions, presentations, seminars and workshops

CAREER PROSPECTS

Graduates from this programme could be employed to teach senior high school Mathematics. The programme seeks to produce graduates who are able to diagnose problems of teaching and learning Mathematics.

It also provides a strong foundation for a diverse range of career opportunities in the field of Mathematics research, Economics research, data analysis, etc.

ASSESSMENT

Students are assessed through a combination of individual and group work, tests, assignments and projects and successful completion of supervised internship.

Source: Johnny Doe

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