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EDUC442 Studies in Teacher Education, Development, and Learning

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Inquiry into teacher education in its international context, addressing issues of programme design, implementation, evaluation, and teacher educator development and learning.

EDUC 442 Studies in Teacher Education, Development, and Learning

  • Teacher education systems – International comparisons
    • Initial teacher education
    • Certification/registration requirements
    • Ongoing professional learning development opportunities and requirements
  • Teacher education as components of system development and reform
    • What part can teacher education play in developing and reforming systems
    • When has this been effective/not effective, and why?
  • Policy issues in teacher education
    • What are the current policy issues facing teacher education
    • How can teacher educators shape policy
  • Teacher education programme design, implementation, and evaluation
    • How research should be used in these processes
    • Best practice in these areas
  • Teacher educator development and learning
    • Research on the most effective form of teacher educator development and learning
    • Current issues in this field
  • Contemporary scholarship in the field of teacher education
    • The current debates in the field of teacher education (e.g., undergraduate versus postgraduate initial teacher education; the model of ongoing teacher development; registration requirements and evidence of these)
  • Professional inquiry
    • What is professional inquiry
    • What part does/should it play in initial and ongoing teacher education

Paper title Studies in Teacher Education, Development, and Learning
Paper code EDUC442
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,154.90
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,801.79

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Limited to
PGCertEdLn, PGDipEdLn, MEdLn

Teaching staff

Associate Professor Alex Gunn


Students will be expected to access required readings via the library and the Internet and to source their own relevant readings.

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

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

  1. Critically analyse the contribution of teacher education to education system development.
  2. Analyse and report on issues in teacher education programme design, implementation, and evaluation.
  3. Review and report on teacher education scholarship and practice in an area of professional interest.

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system