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EDUC578 Extended Evidence-based Inquiry (Secondary)

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Extending the inquiry approach in specified curriculum areas for sustained teaching and learning, engagement focused on professional and collaborative relationships, a learning culture which engages diverse learners, engagement with te reo Māori me ngā Tikanga-a-iwi and pedagogically-informed ICT use.

Paper title Extended Evidence-based Inquiry (Secondary)
Paper code EDUC578
Subject Education
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 3 December 2021) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,069.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $7,201.25

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EDUC 478 and EICT 199 and ELIT 199 and (EMAT 196 or EMAT 197)
Limited to
Secondary Education only.

Dr Kate Rice (

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Kate Rice
Other staff: Jenny Daly

Paper Structure
  • Implementing an inquiry approach
  • Developing and maintaining professional relationships
    • Colleagues
    • Community
    • Learners
  • Enhanced engagement with te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori in the educational setting
  • Assessment for learning
    • Formative assessment
    • Data-informed decision making
    • Communicating results
    • Evaluating teaching and learning outcomes
  • Planning for sustained engagement
    • Designing data driven learning interventions
    • Engaging diverse learners
    • Reflection and evaluation
  • Integrating and evaluating the use of ICT in teaching and learning
  • Refining personal philosophies of teaching
Teaching Arrangements

In this paper you will have one extended period of teaching - six weeks in the classroom. Further information about the extended school experiences is detailed in the MTchgLn handbook.

The paper will be delivered in one 2-hour class per week.


McGee, C., & Fraser, D. (Eds.) (2016). The professional practice of teaching (5th ed). South Melbourne, Australia: Cengage

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Student teachers who successfully complete this paper will be able to

  1. Independently design, implement and evaluate evidence-based learner interventions for teaching
  2. Sustain professionalism in all aspects of their practice including engagement with te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori
  3. Critically apply and evaluate theories of teaching as inquiry to curriculum delivery
  4. Independently gather, analyse and interpret assessment data to inform pedagogical decisions for students in years 7-13
  5. Articulate and justify the refinement of their personal and professional philosophy of teaching and learning

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1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 3 December 2021)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Friday 10:00-11:50 28-32, 42-45, 47-48


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 28-32, 42-45, 47
Thursday 09:00-10:50 28-32, 42-45, 47
A2 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 28-32, 42-45, 47
Thursday 11:00-12:50 28-32, 42-45, 47
A3 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 28-32, 42-45, 47
Friday 13:00-14:50 28-32, 42-45, 47


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 09:00-11:50 49
A2 Monday 13:00-15:50 49
B1 Tuesday 09:00-11:50 49
Tuesday 13:00-15:50 49
C1 Wednesday 09:00-11:50 49
Wednesday 13:00-15:50 49
D1 Thursday 09:00-11:50 49
Thursday 13:00-15:50 49
E1 Friday 09:00-11:50 49
Friday 13:00-15:50 49