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EDUC335 Constructions of Learning in Education Settings

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Critical examination of a range of key issues to identify pedagogy and practice in relation to diverse learners.

This is a core paper for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) degree.

The central focus of EDUC 335 Constructions of Learning in Education Settings is on catering for diverse learners. This key thread is woven through four inter-related modules that integrate theoretical perspectives as a foundation for their practical application in the primary classroom.

Paper title Constructions of Learning in Education Settings
Paper code EDUC335
Subject Education
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Full Year (On campus)
Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $872.70
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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EDUC 252
EDUT 331
Limited to
BEd, BTchg, GradDipEdTchg
(i) TESOL, Te Pōkai Mātauranga o te Ao Rua (Primary Bicultural Education) and Primary Education students only. (ii) BEd (TESOL) students are exempt from the EDPR332 corequisite.

Teaching staff

Paper Coordinator: Dr Sylvia Robertson
Other staff: Dr David Berg (Dunedin)
Dr Gill Rutherford (Dunedin)

Paper Structure

The four modules that comprise this paper are

  • Behaviour for learning
  • Inclusive education
  • Assessment for learning
  • Student transitions
Teaching Arrangements
Participation in this paper involves attendance at a weekly lecture and subsequent tutorial/workshop.

The required text for this paper is:

  • Davies, A. & Hill, M. (2009). Making classroom assessment work. Wellington: NZCER Press.

A recommended text for this paper is:

  • Roffey, S. (2011). The new teacher's survival guide to behaviour (2nd ed.). London: Paul Chapman.

Other readings required in this paper are accessed from Course Reserve and Blackboard.

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

Students who successfully complete this paper will develop the ability to reflect, debate and critically analyse relevant education policy and pedagogical practices that promote student learning within an inclusive classroom environment.

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-20, 28-33, 39-40


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Thursday 09:00-09:50 10-12, 15-20, 28-33, 39-40
Thursday 10:00-10:50 13
A2 Thursday 15:00-15:50 10-13, 15-20, 28-33, 39-40
A3 Thursday 16:00-16:50 10-13, 15-20, 28-33, 39-40

Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 10:30-12:20 9-13, 15-19, 28-31, 39-40