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EDPR101 The Practice of Early Childhood Teaching

An introduction to professional, ethical, theoretical and pedagogical understandings, skills and dispositions important for early childhood teaching practice.

Paper title The Practice of Early Childhood Teaching
Paper code EDPR101
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Full Year, Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $813.45
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Limited to
BEdSt, BTchg
Notes
Early Childhood Education students only.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of what it means to act professionally and ethically in an early childhood context
  2. Use assessment and pedagogical practices in an early childhood context to facilitate children's learning
  3. Incorporate te reo me ngā tikanga Māori in practice
  4. Demonstrate effective relationships and communication skills
  5. Reflect on teaching and learning experiences taking cognisance of appropriate theories
Paper Structure
An introduction to being a professional in an early childhood education (ECE) context
  • Code of Ethics
  • Effective relationships and communication skills
  • Personal safety
  • Acting professionally
Introduction to reflective practice
  • Models of reflection
  • Theories underpinning reflection
Pedagogy in ECE to facilitate learning
  • A range of theoretical and pedagogical approaches
  • Practices to encourage effective learning
Bicultural practices
  • Using te reo Māori
  • Tikanga Māori
Introduction to assessment practices in ECE
  • Assessment approaches
  • What is learning in young children?
  • Using assessment to plan for children's learning
Teaching Arrangements
This paper includes a teaching practicum component:
  • Introductory Practicum in February
  • two weeks in May
  • three weeks November
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Meredith Kelly (Southland)
Dr Michael Gaffney (Dunedin), Judy Layland (Dunedin)
Contact
Meredith Kelly, meredith.kelly@otago.ac.nz
Textbooks
Required Texts:
  • Arthur, L., Beecher, B., Dockett, S., Farmer, S. & Death, E. (2015). Programming and planning in early childhood settings (6th ed.). South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Cengage Learning
  • New Zealand Ministry of Education. (1996). Te whāriki: He whāriki matauranga mo ngā mokopuna o Aotearoa: Early childhood curriculum. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.
  • New Zealand Ministry of Education. (2009). Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te reo Māori - Kura Auraki Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te reo Māori in English-medium Schools: Years 1-13. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.
  • O'Connor, A. & Diggins, C. (2002). On reflection: Reflective practice for early childhood educators. Wellington, New Zealand: Open Mind Publishing.
  • Podmore, V. N. (2006). Observation: Origins and approaches to early childhood research and practice. Wellington: NZCER Press.
  • Smith, A. (2013) Understanding children and childhood (5th ed.). Wellington: Bridget Williams Books.

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 09:00-09:50 29-34, 36-41
Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17-19, 22
Thursday 10:00-10:50 28

Full Year

Location
Invercargill
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

An introduction to professional, ethical, theoretical and pedagogical understandings, skills and dispositions important for early childhood teaching practice.

Paper title The Practice of Early Childhood Teaching
Paper code EDPR101
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (19 February 2018 - 16 November 2018), 1st Non standard period (19 February 2018 - 16 November 2018)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Limited to
BEdSt, BTchg
Notes
Early Childhood Education students only.
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Meredith Kelly (Southland)
Dr Michael Gaffney (Dunedin), Judy Layland (Dunedin)
Paper Structure
An introduction to being a professional in an early childhood education (ECE) context
  • Code of Ethics
  • Effective relationships and communication skills
  • Personal safety
  • Acting professionally
Introduction to reflective practice
  • Models of reflection
  • Theories underpinning reflection
Pedagogy in ECE to facilitate learning
  • A range of theoretical and pedagogical approaches
  • Practices to encourage effective learning
Bicultural practices
  • Using te reo MÄori
  • Tikanga MÄori
Introduction to assessment practices in ECE
  • Assessment approaches
  • What is learning in young children?
  • Using assessment to plan for children's learning
Teaching Arrangements
This paper includes a teaching practicum component:
  • Introductory Practicum in February
  • two weeks in May
  • three weeks November
Textbooks
Required Texts:
  • Arthur, L., Beecher, B., Dockett, S., Farmer, S. & Death, E. (2015). Programming and planning in early childhood settings (6th ed.). South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Cengage Learning
  • New Zealand Ministry of Education. (1996). Te wh?üriki: He wh?üriki matauranga mo ng?ü mokopuna o Aotearoa: Early childhood curriculum. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.
  • New Zealand Ministry of Education. (2009). Te Aho Arataki Marau mo te Ako i Te reo M?üori - Kura Auraki Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te reo M?üori in English-medium Schools: Years 1-13. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.
  • O'Connor, A. & Diggins, C. (2002). On reflection: Reflective practice for early childhood educators. Wellington, New Zealand: Open Mind Publishing.
  • Podmore, V. N. (2006). Observation: Origins and approaches to early childhood research and practice. Wellington: NZCER Press.
  • Smith, A. (2013) Understanding children and childhood (5th ed.). Wellington: Bridget Williams Books
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of what it means to act professionally and ethically in an early childhood context
  2. Use assessment and pedagogical practices in an early childhood context to facilitate children's learning
  3. Incorporate te reo me ngÄ tikanga MÄori in practice
  4. Demonstrate effective relationships and communication skills
  5. Reflect on teaching and learning experiences taking cognisance of appropriate theories
Contact
meredith.kelly@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (19 February 2018 - 16 November 2018)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-19, 22
AND
B1 Thursday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41

1st Non standard period (19 February 2018 - 16 November 2018)

Location
Invercargill
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard