HMDEV503-19B (BTG)

Educational and Life Transitions: Changing Roles and Changing Contexts

30 Points

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Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education
Te Oranga Human Development and Movement Studies

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Paper Description

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The life of an individual involves many transitions to new roles and new contexts. These include numerous educational transitions, from infants and young children entering early childhood services, through school transitions, to adults starting tertiary or work contexts. Each transition may offer both opportunities and challenges. In recent years "successful transitions" have gained national and international attention and have featured in many strategic plans and government policies. This paper considers the complexity of transition experiences through a critical exploration of individual, social and contextual issues associated with educational and life transitions

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Paper Structure

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This paper is being taught as a block paper supported online between face-to-face sessions. The block days are at the Tauranga campus, taught from 9.00 - 4.00 on Friday 26 July, Saturday 27 July, Friday 20 September and Saturday 21 September. Between the blocks there will be weekly online interactions in Moodle.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Describe issues and theoretical views associated with a range of different transitions
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  • Examine the diversity of transition experiences
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  • Critique some commonly held assumptions about transitions
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  • Evaluate the place and nature of research in this field
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  • Undertake a critical and in-depth literature review to gain an insight into an area for possible research
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  • Critically analyse experiences of transition and consider implications for practice.
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Assessment

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Students will be working towards all of the above outcomes throughout the online teaching, discussions and reading programme developed for this paper. All the outcomes will be assessed in an ongoing and holistic way through students’ online and in class participation and presentations. In addition, the literature review will contribute to the assessment of bullet points i), iii), iv) and v). The essay will contribute to the assessment of bullet points i), ii), vi).

Please note that any announcements regarding general requirements and assessment not contained in this document will be posted in the News Forum. You need to ensure that your default email address is correct in Moodle, as the site will forward these messages to you automatically.

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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. Participation
10
2. Literature Review: draft section
5 Aug 2019
11:30 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Literature Review
2 Sep 2019
11:30 PM
40
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Presentation
15
  • In Class: In Lecture
5. Essay
7 Oct 2019
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
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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Textbook
There is no set textbook for this paper.

Readings
The Library Readings List provides details of shared reading. The readings have been selected to further your understanding the ideas being discussed. Some of these are essential or recommended. Others are noted as ‘optional’ and are intended as useful resources for aspects you want to explore further.

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Recommended Readings

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Suggestions for some recommended readings will be provided in Moodle and others will be made available through the Library Reading List for the paper.
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Other Resources

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Other reading
You will source much of the reading for this paper yourself. There is considerable choice within assignment topics and students are therefore expected to carry out their own library searches for appropriate materials. Assistance will be provided with this during the on campus week.
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Online Support

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The paper is taught partially online through Moodle.
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Workload

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This is a 500 level paper (30 points). The minimum workload expected for a paper at this level is 300 hours. There are approximately 30 face-to-face contact hours, and then three weeks where you will spend about 3 hours each week participating online.

That means you should expect to spend the remaining 260+ hours engaged in activities related to this paper. That includes library searches, reading and assignment work. This makes summer school an enjoyable but intense experience.

This paper is taught partially online. You are required to submit your written assignments using Moodle (please see the Assessment section of this outline for more details).

To find Moodle go to your login page. Once logged in you should see the link to Moodle on the left hand side of the page.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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This 500 level paper draws on and contributes to graduate study and research within Human Development, Education and other related subjects. For details please see the University Calendar or talk to the co-ordinator.
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