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EDUC471 Teaching in a New Zealand Context

Examines and critiques the education system in Aotearoa and the learning theories and key documents that underpin development as a member of the teaching profession.

Paper title Teaching in a New Zealand Context
Paper code EDUC471
Subject Education
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (4 January 2017 - 5 May 2017)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,929.25
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $6,400.00

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Limited to
MTchgLn
Contact
Dr Steven Sexton
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Steven Sexton
Other staff: Dr Margie Campbell-Price; Yvonne Brouwer
Teaching Arrangements
There will be two additional costs associated with this programme:
  1. The marae visit: this will be $25 to cover transportation cost; plus, students will be expected to bring a shared lunch and a gold coin donation on the day.
  2. Set text: students are to purchase a copy of Fraser and Hill (2016).
This paper is a 3-week block intensive session in January to prepare student teachers for a 2-week block placement in a school setting or educational centre.

There will be two 3-hour sessions in weeks 8 and 9.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this paper, student teachers will be able to:
  1. Critically evaluate how culture shapes our understanding and experience of curriculum, teaching and learning
  2. Demonstrate understanding and application of key theoretical ideas about the transformative potential of education
  3. Engage in rigorous intellectual analysis regarding their own personal and professional development
  4. Demonstrate an awareness of the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi to education in Aotearoa New Zealand
Paper Structure
  • Personal and life worlds
    • What is teaching?
    • What is learning?
    • What is education?
    • Who is education for?
    • Reflecting on own learning journeys
    • Prior learning
  • Education
    • What has shaped and influenced the education system in Aotearoa New Zealand? (Whose voices? Whose values? Whose beliefs?)
    • What is curriculum?
    • Values underpinning the New Zealand curriculum
    • Principles of the New Zealand Curriculum
    • The Treaty and curriculum
    • Key policy shifts (e.g. 1877 Education Act, 1989 Education Act, National Standards, NCEA)
  • Learners and teachers: theoretical perspectives
    • Introduction to human development (Bronfenbrenner)
    • Motivation
    • Culture and learning
    • Transformative praxis
Textbooks
Required Texts:

Fraser, D., & Hill, M. (2016). The professional practice of teaching in New Zealand (5th ed.). South Victoria, Australia: Cengage Learning.

Bolstad, R., Gilbert, J., McDowall, S., Bull, A., Boyd, S., & Hipkins, R. (2013).

Supporting future-oriented learning & teaching -“ A New Zealand Perspective. Wellington: Ministry of Education. Retrieved from http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/schooling/109306

Cunlifffe, A. L. (2004). On becoming a reflexive practitioner. Journal of Management Education, 28, 407-429. DOI: 10.1177/1052562904264440

Timperley, H. (2013). Learning to practise: A paper for discussion. Wellington: Ministry of Education. Retrieved from http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/ECE/2511/learning-to-practise

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (4 January 2017 - 5 May 2017)

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

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
B1 Friday 15:00-15:50 2

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Friday 10:00-14:50 1
AND
B1 Monday 09:00-11:50 2
Monday 13:00-15:50 2
Tuesday 09:00-11:50 2
Tuesday 13:00-15:50 2
Wednesday 09:00-11:50 2
Wednesday 13:00-15:50 2
Thursday 09:00-11:50 2
Friday 09:00-11:50 2
Friday 13:00-14:50 2
AND
C1 Monday 09:00-11:50 3
Tuesday 09:00-11:50 3
Friday 13:00-15:50 3
AND
D1 Wednesday 09:00-11:50 4
Wednesday 13:00-15:50 4
AND
E1 Friday 13:00-15:50 7-8
AND
F1 Friday 09:00-11:50 7

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Friday 09:00-11:50 8

Examines and critiques the education system in Aotearoa and the learning theories and key documents that underpin development as a member of the teaching profession.

Paper title Teaching in a New Zealand Context
Paper code EDUC471
Subject Education
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (15 January 2018 - 30 April 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.

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Limited to
MTchgLn
Contact
steven.sexton@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Steven Sexton
Other staff : Dr Alex Gunn.
Paper Structure
  • Personal and life worlds
    • What is teaching?
    • What is learning?
    • What is education?
    • Who is education for?
    • Reflecting on own learning journeys
    • Prior learning
  • Education
    • What has shaped and influenced the education system in Aotearoa New Zealand? (Whose voices? Whose values? Whose beliefs?)
    • What is curriculum?
    • Values underpinning the New Zealand curriculum
    • Principles of the New Zealand Curriculum
    • The Treaty and curriculum
    • Key policy shifts (e.g. 1877 Education Act, 1989 Education Act, National Standards, NCEA)
  • Learners and teachers: theoretical perspectives
    • Introduction to human development (Bronfenbrenner)
    • Motivation
    • Culture and learning
    • Transformative praxis
Teaching Arrangements
There will be two additional costs associated with this programme:
  1. The marae visit: this will be $25 to cover transportation cost; plus, students will be expected to bring a shared lunch and a gold coin donation on the day.
  2. Set text: students are to purchase a copy of Fraser and Hill (2016).
This paper is a 3-week block intensive session in January to prepare student teachers for a 2-week block placement in a school setting or educational centre.

There will be two 3-hour sessions in weeks 8 and 9.
Textbooks
Required Texts:

Fraser, D., & Hill, M. (2016). The professional practice of teaching in New Zealand (5th ed.). South Victoria, Australia: Cengage Learning.

Bolstad, R., Gilbert, J., McDowall, S., Bull, A., Boyd, S., & Hipkins, R. (2013).

Supporting future-oriented learning & teaching - A New Zealand Perspective. Wellington: Ministry of Education. Retrieved from http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/schooling/109306
Cunlifffe, A. L. (2004). On becoming a reflexive practitioner. Journal of Management Education, 28, 407-429. DOI: 10.1177/1052562904264440

Timperley, H. (2013). Learning to practise: A paper for discussion. Wellington: Ministry of Education. Retrieved from http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/ECE/2511/learning-to-practise
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this paper, student teachers will be able to:
  1. Critically evaluate how culture shapes our understanding and experience of curriculum, teaching and learning
  2. Demonstrate understanding and application of key theoretical ideas about the transformative potential of education
  3. Engage in rigorous intellectual analysis regarding their own personal and professional development
  4. Demonstrate an awareness of the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi to education in Aotearoa New Zealand

^ Top of page

Timetable

1st Non standard period (15 January 2018 - 30 April 2018)

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 09:00-11:50 3
AND
B1 Monday 13:00-14:50 3
Wednesday 11:00-12:50 3
Thursday 14:00-15:50 3
AND
C1 Monday 11:00-12:50 4
Wednesday 09:00-10:50 4
Thursday 11:00-12:50 4
Friday 14:00-15:50 4
AND
D1 Monday 11:00-12:50 7-13, 15, 24-25
AND
E1 Friday 12:00-12:50 7-12, 15, 23-25