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EDUC573 Extended Evidence-based Inquiry (Primary)

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Extending the inquiry approach across curriculum learning areas for sustained teaching and learning, engagement focused on professional and collaborative relationships, a learning culture which engages diverse learners, engagement with te reo Māori me ngā Tikanga-a-iwi and pedagogically-informed ICT use.

This paper extends EDUC 473 and continues to support student teachers to make practice-to-theory connections through school- and campus-based learning opportunities. Teaching as inquiry underpins this paper.

Paper title Extended Evidence-based Inquiry (Primary)
Paper code EDUC573
Subject Education
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 3 December 2021) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,069.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $7,201.25

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EDUC 473, EICT 199, ELIT 199, EMAT 199
Limited to
Primary Education only.

Dr Helen Trevethan (
Dr Jane Tilson (

Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinators: Dr Helen Trevethan and Dr Jane Tilson
Paper Structure

Teaching as inquiry underpins this paper.

Content will include:

  • Developing and maintaining professional relationships
  • Engagement with te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori in the educational setting
  • Assessment for learning
    • Formative assessment
    • Data-informed decision making
    • Communicating results
  • Planning for sustained engagement with learners
  • Engaging diverse learners
  • Integrating and evaluating the use of ICT in teaching and learning
  • Refining personal philosophies of teaching
Teaching Arrangements

In this paper there will be one extended period of teaching - seven weeks in the classroom. Further information about the extended school experiences is detailed in the Professional Experience handbook.

The paper will be delivered in two 2-hour classes per week.


McGee, C., & Fraser, D. (Eds.) (2015). 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. Independently design, implement and evaluate evidence-based learner interventions
  2. Sustain professionalism in all aspects of their practice including engagement with te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori
  3. Critically apply and evaluate theories of teaching as inquiry
  4. Independently gather, analyse and interpret assessment data to inform pedagogical decisions and
  5. Articulate and justify the refinement of their personal and professional philosophy of teaching and learning

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1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 3 December 2021)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 10:00-14:50 49
Tuesday 09:00-10:50 28-35, 46-47
Tuesday 10:00-14:50 49
Wednesday 10:00-14:50 49
Wednesday 13:00-14:50 28-35, 46-47
Thursday 10:00-14:50 49