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EDUC578 Extended Evidence-based Inquiry (Secondary)

Extending the inquiry approach in specified curriculum 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.

Paper title Extended Evidence-based Inquiry (Secondary)
Paper code EDUC578
Subject Education
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 4 December 2020)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,047.25
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $6,991.50

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EDUC 478 and EICT 199 and ELIT 199 and (EMAT 196 or EMAT 197)
Limited to
Secondary Education only.

Dr Kate Rice (

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Kate Rice
Other staff: Jenny Daly

Paper Structure
  • Implementing an inquiry approach
  • Developing and maintaining professional relationships
    • Colleagues
    • Community
    • Learners
  • Enhanced engagement with te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori in the educational setting
  • Assessment for learning
    • Formative assessment
    • Data-informed decision making
    • Communicating results
    • Evaluating teaching and learning outcomes
  • Planning for sustained engagement
    • Designing data driven learning interventions
    • Engaging diverse learners
    • Reflection and evaluation
  • Integrating and evaluating the use of ICT in teaching and learning
  • Refining personal philosophies of teaching
Teaching Arrangements

In this paper you will have one extended period of teaching - six weeks in the classroom. Further information about the extended school experiences is detailed in the MTchgLn handbook.

The paper will be delivered in one 2-hour class per week.


McGee, C., & Fraser, D. (Eds.) (2016). 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

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

  1. Independently design, implement and evaluate evidence-based learner interventions for teaching;
  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 to curriculum delivery;
  4. Independently gather, analyse and interpret assessment data to inform pedagogical decisions for students in years 7-13; 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 (6 July 2020 - 4 December 2020)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 10:00-11:50 28-29, 34, 42-45, 47-48
Wednesday 10:00-11:50 28-29, 34
Thursday 11:00-12:50 28-29, 34, 42-45, 47-48


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 09:00-11:50 49
Monday 13:00-15:50 49
B1 Tuesday 09:00-11:50 49
Tuesday 13:00-15:50 49
C1 Wednesday 09:00-11:50 49
Wednesday 13:00-15:50 49
D1 Thursday 09:00-11:50 49
Thursday 13:00-15:50 49
E1 Friday 09:00-11:50 49
Friday 13:00-15:50 49