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EDCR135 Introduction to The New Zealand Curriculum and Social Sciences

An introduction to The New Zealand Curriculum and the learning area of the Social Sciences.

EDCR 135 Introduction to The New Zealand Curriculum/ Social Sciences introduces you to the New Zealand Curriculum. You will be exploring the vision, values and learning areas taught in all schools in Aotearoa. This paper also introduces you to the curriculum area of Social Sciences.  

Paper title Introduction to The New Zealand Curriculum and Social Sciences
Paper code EDCR135
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (On campus)
Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $912.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
BTchg
Notes
Primary Education students only.
Contact

Andrea Robertson - andrea.robertson@otago.ac.nz

Contact

steven.sexton@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Dunedin: Andrea Robertson and Karina Nafatali

Invercargill: Julie Mynes

Paper Structure

Introduction to the New Zealand Curriculum

  • What is The New Zealand Curriculum?
  • Values, vision and key competencies underpinning the New Zealand teaching profession
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi and curriculum
  • Introduction to planning
  • Overview of all curriculum learning areas
  • Building relationships with ākonga

Social Sciences

  • New Zealand’s histories
  • Culture & Identity
  • Social Inquiry
  • Effective pedagogy in Social Sciences
Textbooks

Ministry of Education. (2007). The New Zealand Curriculum. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this paper, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an emerging awareness of the significance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to education in Aotearoa New Zealand; 
  2. Examine personal cultural understandings and experiences of curriculum, teaching, and learning; 
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical foundation, structure, and language of the learning area of Social Sciences; 
  4. Examine pedagogical approaches, assumptions and stereotypes underpinning the learning area of Social Sciences and within the New Zealand Curriculum; and  
  5. Demonstrate an emerging understanding of planning and assessment. 

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Timetable

Semester 1

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

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 09:00-11:50 9-14, 16-18, 21-22

Semester 1

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 11:00-11:50 9-12, 16-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 13:00-14:50 9-12, 16-22
A2 Tuesday 13:00-14:50 9-12, 16-22
A3 Wednesday 10:00-11:50 9-12, 16-22
A4 Thursday 13:00-14:50 9-12, 16-22