HMDEV321-21A (TGA)

Motivation and Talent Development in Young People

15 Points

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Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

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Paper Description

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Motivation and Talent Development in Young People includes an exploration of self, motivation, giftedness and talent, intelligence, creativity, and how abilities may be recognised and developed in a range of contexts.

This Human Development paper is suitable for those wishing to move into professions working with and for people, such as social work, psychology, counselling, education, or community agencies. HDCO321 further develops understandings gained from 100 and 200 level papers (for example, HMDEV100 or TEEDU102, and HMDEV200 or HMDEV202). This 300 level paper caters to students completing varying qualifications, including a BSocSc, BSW, BA, or BTchg. Some students may also have chosen this paper as an 'interest' or option paper in their degree programmes.

Motivation and Talent Development in Young People provides students with an overview of key developmental theories, followed by theories and ideas about motivation, giftedness and talent, intelligence and creativity, including how these have developed in accordance with social and cultural influences. Students are encouraged to further develop their evaluative skills, so that they are confident in their ability to be critical consumers of literature or research that might inform practice and policy in a range of contexts.

Students are encouraged to participate and share their views throughout the course. We acknowledge that there will be a diversity of opinion and experience within the class and because of this, Motivation and Talent Development in Young People does not try to promote one 'right' theory of development, but rather provides an overview of various theories and encourages students to explore and evaluate these.

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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught over a 12-week trimester and is divided into a number of topics focusing on motivation and talent development. There is one one-hour lecture each week, and one two-hour tutorial. All students are expected to attend the lecture and tutorial each week. Please note that lectures for this paper are NOT Panopto recorded.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the person in context, and how social, cultural, political and economic elements influence motivation and talent development.
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  • Critically evaluate historical and contemporary theories and ideas about motivation, giftedness and talent, intelligence and creativity.
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  • Identify common characteristics of talented individuals, and variables that could impact on the recognition of these characteristics.
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  • Critically evaluate approaches to provisions for talented young people.
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  • Recognise and acknowledge differences in ideas related to motivation and talent development among diverse social and cultural groups of young people.
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Assessment

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This paper is fully internally assessed.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Autobiographical Study
29 Mar 2021
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Paper Presentation (presentation component)
28 Apr 2021
No set time
15
  • Presentation: In Class
3. Paper Presentation (written component)
10 May 2021
11:30 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Critical Reflection Journal
7 Jun 2021
11:30 PM
30
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Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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A link to the Readings List for this paper can be found on the HMDEV321 Moodle site.

These readings will form the basis for discussions and learning activities, so it is expected that you engage with these each week.

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Recommended Readings

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Ballam, N. & Moltzen, R. (Eds.). (2017). Giftedness and talent: Australasian perspectives. Singapore: Springer.

Jolly, J.L. & Jarvis, J.M. (Eds.). (2018). Exploring gifted education: Australian and New Zealand perspectives. New York: Routledge.

Moltzen, R. (Ed.). (2011). Gifted and talented: New Zealand perspectives (3rd ed.). Auckland, New Zealand: Pearson.

Smith, S.R (Ed.). (2019). International handbook of giftedness and talent development in the Asia-Pacific. Singapore: Springer International

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Online Support

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A Moodle site has been created for this paper. Please check this regularly, as there will be information posted about course content and readings. This is also a space where you can post items of interest and find information about assessment tasks. All assignments for this paper will be submitted and returned through the Moodle site.

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Workload

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The following are the minimum expectations for students' workload:

100 Level Paper 150 total hours

200 Level Paper 200 total hours

300/700 Level Paper 200 hours

This is a 300 level paper (15 points). The minimum workload expected for a paper at this level is 200 hours. This means that in addition to face­-to­-face sessions, you should expect to spend several hours per week on independent study (reading, preparation for tutorials and presentations, and completing assignments, etc).

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: Either HDCO100, HMDEV100 or TEHD100, TEEDU102 and 15 points at 200 level in any subject.

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: HDCO321

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