TEACH302-22B (NET)

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 contact hours

The paper is taught online 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
24 Jul 2022
11:00 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assessment 2 - Poster or Presentation and 1000 word reflection
28 Oct 2022
11:00 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assessment 3: Reflection on being an agent of change
11 Nov 2022
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.

The required readings for the paper are available on Talis at (https://rl.talis.com/3/waikato/lists/E4121709-46A3-CA85-45F4-560103B7852F.html?lang=en-GB&login=1). This reading list can also be accessed via the Reading List tab on Moodle or the Reading list tab on the library homepage.

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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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Across the paper there is a series of online tasks, designed to support you with your learning. All tasks will be accessed via Moodle, however, you will need to also use the library website (and actual physical library), and a range of webpages to help you complete this paper.

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle is used for class notices (Announcements). It is your responsibility to check the site regularly and read the Moodle email notifications. Instructions provided in this way on Moodle and in lectures are whole class notices.
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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 online material as well as 'out­-of­-class' work each week (including additional reading, preparation of assignments, online tasks etc). Keep these expectations in mind, and organise your study time effectively.

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Restricted papers: TEPS210

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