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A formative assessment of te reo Māori proficiency and commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
|Paper title||Te Reo Māori Assessment|
|Teaching period(s)||Full Year
Full Year (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- Limited to
- BTchg, MTchgLn
Dr Rachel Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Teaching staff
College of Education
- Teaching Arrangements
Self-assessment upon entry and exit (to assess progress)
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Cultural understanding, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
The assessment comprises 10-15 short answer response questions (some in English, some in te reo Māori), benchmarked to NZC Level 2 and a set of self-assessment Likert scales. The assessment is designed to be repeated periodically throughout the programme (in preparation for professional experience blocks) so that student teachers’ development and professional practice capabilities may be monitored and planned for. Our approach has been guided by scholarship in second language learning (e.g., Lightbrown & Spada, 2013; Ministry of Education, 2011), such that we designed particular questions and items to reflect that:
- Exposure to contextually relevant language anchored around meaningful exchanges is supportive of second language learning
- Assessment information, especially in the form of formative feedback is extremely useful for language learning accuracy and development
- One’s intrinsic motivations, values, and beliefs can influence language learning success