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EDPR102 From Personal to Professional

Examination of critical understandings required of early childhood teachers, with exploration of related beliefs, values and attitudes that allow a shift from personal to professional understandings.

This paper examines the diversity of the early childhood profession in Aotearoa/New Zealand and the critical understandings required of early childhood teachers, with exploration of related beliefs, values and attitudes that allow a shift from personal to professional understandings. This paper will also examine policy related to the inclusion of Māori within education settings.

Paper title From Personal to Professional
Paper code EDPR102
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, First Semester
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
Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  1. Articulate personal values, beliefs, aspirations and philosophies and the impact of these on the development of the professional teacher role
  2. Explain the diversity of the early childhood profession and ECE services in Aotearoa/New Zealand
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of policy related to the inclusion of te reo me ngā tikanga Māori within education settings
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of diversity in ECE contexts in Aotearoa/New Zealand and of the ethical considerations and issues of social justice for teachers
Paper Structure
The development of the professional teacher role:
  • Personal identity - influences on and development of professional identity
  • Personal values, beliefs, aspirations and philosophies of learning and teaching children in ECE contexts
  • Examination of policies related to the inclusion of Māori in education settings
Diversity in ECE contexts in Aotearoa/New Zealand:
  • Developing an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi in early childhood contexts
  • Culture, ability, gender and the ethical considerations and issues of social justice for teachers
The diversity of ECE services in Aotearoa/New Zealand:
  • Philosophies and organisation of ECE providers
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator:Dr Michael Gaffney (Dunedin)
Other staff: Mary O'Rourke (Southland), Pauline Smith (Southland)
Contact
Dr Michael Gaffney, michael.gaffney@otago.ac.nz
Textbooks
Required Texts:

Helen May (2013, 2nd ed.) Discovery of Early Childhood, Wellington, NZCER Press.

Ramsay P.G. (2004). Teaching and learning in a diverse world. New York: Teachers College Press.

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Timetable

First Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 13:00-13:50 9-15, 17-19, 22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Tuesday 14:00-15:50 9-15, 18-19, 22

First Semester

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

Examination of critical understandings required of early childhood teachers, with exploration of related beliefs, values and attitudes that allow a shift from personal to professional understandings.

This paper examines the diversity of the early childhood profession in Aotearoa/New Zealand and the critical understandings required of early childhood teachers, with exploration of related beliefs, values and attitudes that allow a shift from personal to professional understandings. This paper will also examine policy related to the inclusion of M?üori within education settings.

Paper title From Personal to Professional
Paper code EDPR102
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, First Semester
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.
Contact
Dr Michael Gaffney, michael.gaffney@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator:Dr Michael Gaffney (Dunedin)
Other staff: Mary O'Rourke (Southland), Pauline Smith (Southland)
Paper Structure
The development of the professional teacher role:
  • Personal identity - influences on and development of professional identity
  • Personal values, beliefs, aspirations and philosophies of learning and teaching children in ECE contexts
  • Examination of policies related to the inclusion of MÄori in education settings
Diversity in ECE contexts in Aotearoa/New Zealand:
  • Developing an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi in early childhood contexts
  • Culture, ability, gender and the ethical considerations and issues of social justice for teachers
The diversity of ECE services in Aotearoa/New Zealand:
  • Philosophies and organisation of ECE providers
Textbooks
Required Texts:

Helen May (2013, 2nd ed.) Discovery of Early Childhood, Wellington, NZCER Press.

Ramsay P.G. (2004). Teaching and learning in a diverse world. New York: Teachers College Press.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  1. Articulate personal values, beliefs, aspirations and philosophies and the impact of these on the development of the professional teacher role
  2. Explain the diversity of the early childhood profession and ECE services in Aotearoa/New Zealand
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of policy related to the inclusion of te reo me ngÄ tikanga MÄori within education settings
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of diversity in ECE contexts in Aotearoa/New Zealand and of the ethical considerations and issues of social justice for teachers

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 13:00-13:50 9-13, 15-19, 22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Tuesday 13:00-14:50 9-13, 15-19, 22

First Semester

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