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EDPR302 Professional Inquiry in(to) Practice 2

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Engages students in critical dialogue as they articulate and debate innovative and effective professional practice in inclusive early childhood settings in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Paper title Professional Inquiry in(to) Practice 2
Paper code EDPR302
Subject Education
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 2 (On campus)
Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $887.55
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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EDPR 301
Pre or Corequisite
EDPR 303
EDUE 322
Limited to
Early Childhood Education students only.

Meredith Kelly:

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator: Meredith Kelly (Southland)
Other staff: Kate McAnelly (Dunedin)

Paper Structure

Evaluating professionalism in practice

  • Teacher as researcher

Debating innovative and effective pedagogical practice

  • Transforming practice
  • Reconceptualising practice

Community of learners/ community of practice

  • Creating communities of learners
  • Creating communities of practice – the theoretical context

Facilitating children’s learning and well-being in inclusive settings

  • Narrative assessment
  • Planning
  • Pedagogy and environments which include all children

Required Texts:

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  1. Engage in critical teacher inquiry to contribute to the community of practice
  2. Engage in and support a community of practice
  3. Integrate contextually appropriate te reo me ngā tikanga Māori relevant to the early childhood setting and wider community
  4. Use the framework of Te Whāriki to plan for children’s learning across the setting
  5. Articulate a teaching philosophy which reflects contemporary theory, policy and practice

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 13:00-13:50 28-33, 39-41

Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 28-34