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EDUC473 Professional Experience (Primary)

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Design evidence-informed learning interventions and use teaching strategies across curriculum learning areas that demonstrate decision-making skills, reflexive practice, personal teaching growth and development.

This paper supports student teachers to connect theory and practice in school and campus based learning opportunities. Underpinning this paper are concepts of teaching as inquiry and important values for educators, such as communication, critical thinking, cultural understanding, ethics, professional commitment and readiness, lifelong learning, self-motivation and teamwork.

Paper title Professional Experience (Primary)
Paper code EDUC473
Subject Education
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (14 January 2022 - 16 December 2022) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,105.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
MTchgLn
Notes
Primary Education only.
Contact

jane.tilson@otago.ac.nz

helen.trevethan@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinators: Dr Jane Tilson and Dr Helen Trevethan

Paper Structure

This paper has two components - a course (or "taught" component) and a professional experience component.

  • Professional and ethical role of the teacher
  • Behaviour for Learning
  • Effective relationships
  • Effective pedagogy
  • Enacting inquiry-driven teaching
  • Developing reflexive, adaptive practice
  • Engaging with te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori in the educational setting
  • Assessment
  • Planning
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • ICT as a teaching tool to support diverse learners
  • Personal philosophies
Teaching Arrangements

This paper will inform and will be informed by your professional experience. It has weekly 2-hour workshops in college with a tentative schedule of content that will be modified as required. You will be placed in one school for semester one. In this placement you spend one day a week leading up to four week block placement.

What Else is Needed for This Paper?
Electronic means of videoing teaching (e.g. iPhone, iPad or similar)

Textbooks

Required Text:

D. Fraser, & M. Hill. (2016). (Eds.), The professional practice of teaching (5th ed.). South Melbourne, Australia: Cengage.

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

Student teachers who successfully complete this paper will be able to

  1. Design evidence-based learning experiences for teaching students in years 1-8
  2. Demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of their practice including engagement with te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori
  3. Apply and justify effective pedagogies (teaching practices) in professional experience
  4. Gather, analyse and interpret a range of data to inform pedagogical decisions for students in years 1-8
  5. Discuss an emerging personal and professional philosophy of teaching and learning

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (14 January 2022 - 16 December 2022)

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

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Thursday 09:00-09:50 8-15
Friday 09:00-10:50 5-6, 8-15, 24, 28-30, 32, 42-45
Friday 09:00-11:50 31

Design evidence-informed learning interventions and use teaching strategies across curriculum learning areas that demonstrate decision-making skills, reflexive practice, personal teaching growth and development.

This paper supports student teachers to connect theory and practice in school and campus based learning opportunities. Underpinning this paper are concepts of teaching as inquiry and important values for educators, such as communication, critical thinking, cultural understanding, ethics, professional commitment and readiness, lifelong learning, self-motivation and teamwork.

Paper title Professional Experience (Primary)
Paper code EDUC473
Subject Education
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (17 January 2023 - 15 December 2023) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2023 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
MTchgLn
Notes
Primary Education only.
Contact

jane.tilson@otago.ac.nz

helen.trevethan@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinators: Dr Jane Tilson and Dr Helen Trevethan

Paper Structure

This paper has two components - a course (or "taught" component) and a professional experience component.

  • Professional and ethical role of the teacher
  • Effective relationships
  • The inquiring teacher
  • Behaviour for learning
  • Effective pedagogy
  • Managing a differentiated learning environment 
  • Engaging with te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori in the educational setting
  • Planning and assessment
  • Using assessment and critical reflection to develop adaptive, reflexive practices
  • Identifying and revising personal theories of teaching and learning
  • Working with whānau
Teaching Arrangements

It has weekly 3-hours of workshops in semester one and two hours of workshops in semester two with a tentative schedule of content that will be modified as required.

What Else is Needed for This Paper?
Electronic means of videoing teaching (e.g. iPhone, iPad or similar)

Textbooks

Required Text:
Hill, M. & Thrupp, M. (2019). The professional practice of teaching in New Zealand (6th ed.). Cengage Learning.

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

Student teachers who successfully complete this paper will be able to:

  • Independently design, implement, and evaluate evidence-based learner interventions;
  • Demonstrate progress with te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori in practice;
  • Critically apply and evaluate theories of teaching;
  • Independently gather, analyse, and interpret assessment data to inform pedagogical decisions; and
  • Articulate and justify the refinement of their personal and professional philosophy of teaching and learning.

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (17 January 2023 - 15 December 2023)

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

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Thursday 09:00-09:50 8-14
Friday 09:00-10:50 5-6, 8-13, 24, 28-31, 41-43