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    An introduction to education and children's learning in the context of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

    About this paper

    Paper title Engaging in Teaching
    Subject Education
    EFTS 0.3
    Points 36 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,875.00
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    EDUC 240
    Limited to Study Abroad and Exchange students enrolled in initial teacher education programmes at approved partner institutions in their home countries.
    Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.

    Paper Coordinator:  Angela Miller

    Teaching staff
    Staff will be allocated to teach in this paper as required.
    Paper Structure

    This paper will cover:

    Professional Studies:

    • Overview of New Zealand Curriculum and other key Ministry of Education documents.
    • Contextual development of te reo me ngā tikanga Māori in the New Zealand Curriculum        

    Professional Practice:

    • The professional role of the ethical teacher
    • Building professional relationships and communication
    • Planning and evaluation
    • Effective teaching, feedback and questioning for effective assessment
    • The reflective teacher
    • Te reo me ngā tikanga Māori in the curriculum
    Teaching Arrangements
    This paper includes regular lectures and tutorials and a compulsory 4-week practicum in a New Zealand school or childcare centre.

    Recommended Texts:

    • Hill, M. F., & Thrupp, M. (2019). The professional practice of teaching in New Zealand (6th ed.). Cengage.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of the paper students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the professional, legal, ethical and practical components of teaching.
    2. Design, teach and evaluate learning experiences.
    3. Critically reflect on their teaching experiences and identify aspects for improvement.
    4. Establish and sustain effective professional relationships within an educational setting.
    5. Apply knowledge and skills relevant to te reo me ngā Tikanga Māori (language and culture).


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 09:00-10:50 9-13, 15-18
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