An introduction to education and children's learning in the context of Aotearoa/New Zealand.
This paper explores how different socio-cultural contexts influence children's learning.
About this paper
|Paper title||Education in Aotearoa/New Zealand|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD )||$955.05|
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- EDPR 240
- Schedule C
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- Limited to Study Abroad and Exchange students enrolled in initial teacher education programmes at approved partner institutions in their home countries.
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- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
Introduction to culture and schooling
- A focus on how social inequalities are reproduced in education based on assumptions about students' ethnicity, culture, social class and linguistic diversity
- Introduction to differing conceptions of culture and links to education
- Kaupapa Māori developments in education
- Treaty principles
- The power of teacher beliefs to shape student achievement, particularly with regard to culture
- Political theories and education
The learning process
- Information processing and cognitive and social learning
- Socio-constructivism and the role of culture in learning
- Teacher beliefs and effects
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- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will:
- Appreciate differences in learning arising from individual and cultural contexts (in particular comparing their own context with that of New Zealand)
- Develop a critical awareness of the relationship between education, culture and society
- Describe and critique several theoretical frameworks for understanding the learning process
- Understand how knowledge about learning can be implemented in educational settings