2021 information for papers will be published in early September.
Theories and research for the analysis of teaching approaches, methodologies and resources for effective teaching and assessment in literacy learning in English.
|Points||18 points 18 points|
|Teaching period(s)||Second Semester, Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$863.25|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,954.75|
- EDCR 131 and (EICT 198 or EICT 199) and (ELIT 198 or ELIT 199) and (EMAT 198 or EMAT 199)
- Limited to
- BEd, BEdSt, BTchg
- TESOL, Primary Education Te Pōkai Mātaurange o te Ao Rua (Primary Bicultural Education) students only.
- Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: To be confirmed
Other staff: To be confirmed
- Paper Structure
- Approaches to teaching
- Teaching speaking and listening
- Shared and guided approaches in teaching reading and writing
- Strategies for comprehending fiction and non-fiction texts
- Critical literacy
- Use of digital and print media
- Current debates and issues in English teaching methods
- Curriculum critique
- Theories underpinning effective practice within a sociocultural view of learning and teaching (including scaffolding, co-construction and conditions for learning)
- Acquisition of spelling
- Progressions in speaking, reading and writing
- Progressions in text complexity of oral and written texts
- Planning reading and writing lessons to guide children's learning
- Assessing learning
- Evaluating teaching
- Reflection on critical incidents
- Monitoring reading (including running records) and written language
- Recognition of stages in learners' development
- Matching children and texts
- New Zealand Ministry of Education. (2007). The New Zealand Curriculum. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.
- New Zealand Ministry of Education. (2010). Literacy Learning Progressions. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.
- New Zealand Ministry of Education. (2003). Effective literacy practice in years 1 to 4. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.
- New Zealand Ministry of Education. (2006). Effective literacy practice in years 5 to 8. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.
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- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
By the end of this paper, students will be able to:
- Devise, plan and evaluate lessons that reflect the aims and approaches of English in the New Zealand Curriculum;
- Describe current teaching and assessment approaches, based on research and theory, which facilitate effective literacy learning for all children;
- Critique the English curriculum document from a sociocultural pedagogical perspective;
- Use diagnostic and formative assessment strategies to make appropriate, informed teaching decisions;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the English (literacy) progressions embedded in the New Zealand Curriculum; and
- Display a high level of personal and professional literacy and ICT proficiency.