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EDPR101 The Practice of Early Childhood Teaching 1

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An introduction to professional, ethical, theoretical and pedagogical understandings, skills and dispositions important for early childhood teaching practice.

Paper title The Practice of Early Childhood Teaching 1
Paper code EDPR101
Subject Education
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (21 February 2022 - 11 November 2022) (On campus)
1st Non standard period (21 February 2022 - 11 November 2022) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $887.55
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
BTchg
Notes
Early Childhood Education students only.
Contact
meredith.kelly@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator: Meredith Kelly (Southland)
Dr Beverley Clark (Dunedin S1)
Dr Michael Gaffney (Dunedin S2)

Paper Structure

An introduction to being a professional in an early childhood education (ECE) context

Introduction to reflective practice

  • Models of reflection
  • Theories underpinning reflection

Pedagogy in ECE to facilitate learning

  • A range of theoretical and pedagogical approaches
  • Practices to encourage effective learning

Bicultural practices

  • Using te reo Māori
  • Tikanga Māori

Introduction to assessment practices in ECE

  • Assessment approaches
  • What is learning in young children?
  • Using assessment to plan for children's learning
Teaching Arrangements

This paper includes a teaching practicum component:

  • Introductory Practicum in February
  • Two weeks in May
  • Three weeks November
Textbooks

Required Texts:

  • New Zealand Ministry of Education. (2017). Te whāriki: He whāriki matauranga mo ngā mokopuna o Aotearoa: Early childhood curriculum. Wellington, New Zealand: Author.
  • Smith, A. (2013) Understanding children and childhood (5th ed.). Wellington: Bridget Williams Books
  • Clark, B. & Grey, A. (2010). Ata kitea Te Pae: Scanning the Horizon. North Shore, New Zealand: Pearson Education
  • MacNaughton, G. & Williams, G. (2008). Techniques for teaching young children: Choices in theory and practice (3rd ed). New South Wales, Australia: Pearson Education.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to

  • Demonstrate an understanding of what it means to act professionally and ethically in an early childhood context
  • Use assessment and pedagogical practices in an early childhood context to facilitate children's learning
  • Incorporate te reo me ngā tikanga Māori in practice
  • Demonstrate effective relationships and communication skills
  • Reflect on teaching and learning experiences taking cognisance of appropriate theories

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (21 February 2022 - 11 November 2022)

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Thursday 13:00-13:50 9-15, 17-18, 21-22
AND
B1 Thursday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41, 46

1st Non standard period (21 February 2022 - 11 November 2022)

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

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 9-15, 17-18, 21-22
Thursday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41