TEACH302-21B (BTG)

Te Whariki in Action: Agents of Change

15 Points

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Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education


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Paper Description

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This paper aims to prepare students to systematically review their pedagogical stance in terms of their practice while on their final ECE Practicum, and to critically consider their role as Agents of Change in a national and global ECE context.
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Paper Structure

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This is a 15 credit paper and therefore involves a total of 150 learning hours

At 300 level there is an expectation that students will have a total of 36-60 contact hours

The paper is taught partially online and face-to-face, and is inclusive of students' final Professional Experience TEPRO 300

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the following Learning Outcomes
    1. Build on their understanding and skills in relation to reflective practice and its contemporary location within early childhood education self review and internal evaluation.
    2. Demonstrate an applied understanding of contemporary ECE self-review process in Aotearoa NZ
    3. Identify an area of pedagogical practice for improvement, based on real-life experiences in ECE, and locate it within curriculum, policy, theory and research
    4. Show well developed systematic analytical and interpretative skills in identifying, generating and analysing data as evidence to inform an evaluation of their practice
    5. Articulate a plan for improvement that draws on a detailed evaluation of practice
    Linked to the following assessments:
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All assessment tasks must be completed in order to pass this course.
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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. Assessment 1: Plan: Implementing Te Whāriki
23 Jul 2021
11:00 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assessment 2 - Online discussions with international ECE colleagues
29 Oct 2021
11:00 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assessment 3: Reflection on being an agent of change
5 Nov 2021
11:00 PM
  • 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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Some required and some optional readings are available electronically via the Reading List for TEACH302. You can access these via the Reading List tab on Moodle or via the Reading Lists tab on the library homepage (https://www.waikato.ac.nz/library/ (https://www.waikato.ac.nz/library/)

There will also be a range of texts available in class for students to use or borrow. Students are also encouraged to source relevant material for their chosen focus through The University of Waikato Library databases online.

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Other Resources

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Other resources, some optional and some required, will be made available electronically via the Moodle page for this paper
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Online Support

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This paper is supported by an online Moodle site. Notices will be distributed through this site, and all assignments (except in class presentations) must be submitted through the site.

The site will be regularly updated with any relevant information. You should check the class Moodle site on a regular basis.

You can use the online website for general questions, for giving feedback on how things are going, and for contacting your lecturer. Any personal issues can be discussed with your lecturer/the paper convenor via email janette.kelly@waikato.ac.nz or if they are of a general nature via the Q & A forum on the Moodle site.

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This is a Level 3 paper worth 15 points towards your degree and University regulations stipulate an expected total workload of 150 hours. Students should engage with tutorials and on-line material leaving an average expectation of 8 hours of 'out­-of­-class' work per week (for additional reading, preparation of assignments, etc). Keep these expectations in mind, and organise your study time effectively.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite papers: TEACH201




Restricted papers: TEPS210

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