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EDPR240 Engaging in Teaching

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An introduction to education and children's learning in the context of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Paper title Engaging in Teaching
Paper code EDPR240
Subject Education
EFTS 0.3
Points 36 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,745.40
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $8,146.80

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Corequisite
EDUC 240
Notes
Limited to Study Abroad and Exchange students enrolled in initial teacher education programmes at approved partner institutions in their home countries.
Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact

sandra.williamson-leadley@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff
Staff will be allocated to teach in this paper as required.
Paper Structure
This paper will cover:

Teachers' work:
  • The teacher as a professional
  • Professional responsibilities of teachers
  • Teachers' ethical practice and legal responsibilities
  • The work of a teacher
Planning for teaching:
  • The planning, teaching and evaluation cycle
  • The components of a lesson plan: aims, objectives and learning outcomes
Evaluation and assessment:
  • Evaluation and assessment that focuses on learning
  • Gathering and analysis of evidence of learning
Relationships:
  • Working with colleagues
  • Establishing professional relationships
  • Working in a community of learners
Theoretical frameworks:
  • An introduction to learning theories (socio-cultural, constructivist) and how they underpin teaching practice
Teaching Arrangements
This paper includes regular lectures and tutorials and a compulsory 4-week practicum in a New Zealand school or childcare centre.
Textbooks

Recommended Texts:

  • McGee, C., Fraser, D. (2008). The professional practice of teaching. Victoria, Australia: Cengage Learning Australia PTY Limited.
  • Snook, I. (Ed.) (2003). The ethical teacher. Palmerston North, New Zealand: Dunmore Press.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the paper students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the professional, legal, ethical and practical components of teaching
  2. Plan, teach and evaluate learning experiences
  3. Critically reflect on their teaching experiences and identify aspects for improvement
  4. Establish and sustain effective professional relationships within an educational setting
  5. Link their developing understanding of teaching practice with theories of learning

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Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

An introduction to education and children's learning in the context of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Paper title Engaging in Teaching
Paper code EDPR240
Subject Education
EFTS 0.3
Points 36 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Corequisite
EDUC 240
Notes
Limited to Study Abroad and Exchange students enrolled in initial teacher education programmes at approved partner institutions in their home countries.
Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact

bilinda.offen@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff
Staff will be allocated to teach in this paper as required.
Paper Structure
This paper will cover:

Teachers' work:
  • The teacher as a professional
  • Professional responsibilities of teachers
  • Teachers' ethical practice and legal responsibilities
  • The work of a teacher
Planning for teaching:
  • The planning, teaching and evaluation cycle
  • The components of a lesson plan: aims, objectives and learning outcomes
Evaluation and assessment:
  • Evaluation and assessment that focuses on learning
  • Gathering and analysis of evidence of learning
Relationships:
  • Working with colleagues
  • Establishing professional relationships
  • Working in a community of learners
Theoretical frameworks:
  • An introduction to learning theories (socio-cultural, constructivist) and how they underpin teaching practice
Teaching Arrangements
This paper includes regular lectures and tutorials and a compulsory 4-week practicum in a New Zealand school or childcare centre.
Textbooks

Recommended Texts:

  • McGee, C., Fraser, D. (2008). The professional practice of teaching. Victoria, Australia: Cengage Learning Australia PTY Limited.
  • Snook, I. (Ed.) (2003). The ethical teacher. Palmerston North, New Zealand: Dunmore Press.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the paper students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the professional, legal, ethical and practical components of teaching
  2. Plan, teach and evaluate learning experiences
  3. Critically reflect on their teaching experiences and identify aspects for improvement
  4. Establish and sustain effective professional relationships within an educational setting
  5. Link their developing understanding of teaching practice with theories of learning

^ Top of page

Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None