Evidence-based Practice in English
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In this paper students develop an understanding of learning and teaching literacy with a focus on evidence-based practice and inquiry. Students extend their knowledge of research-based frameworks, curriculum documents and assessment, and apply this to practice.
This predominantly online-taught paper runs from Week 9-45. Students must attend on campus sessions during Weeks 9 and 27. The first half of the paper is spread across the twelve weeks of trimester A with weekly tasks and coursework in Moodle. Coursework during the second half of the paper is concentrated into week 27 prior to your Professional Experience, and weeks 41-45 after your Professional Experience.
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
Linked to the following assessments:
- Examine and evaluate a range of assessment tools in literacy.
- Critically evaluate evidence provided for learners in literacy, including those with reading difficulties.
- Identify specific learning needs for learners based on evidence.
- Design an evidence based intervention for targeted learners in literacy.
- Demonstrate knowledge of conceptual understanding, research-based frameworks, assessment practices and pedagogical content knowledge in literacy.
The three assignments for this paper are closely integrated with the content of the paper sessions / modules, and are designed to assist students develop the understandings and competencies outlined in the teaching / learning outcomes. The paper will be assessed in accordance with the School of Education Te Kura Toi Tangata Regulations for papers in the Graduate Diploma of Teaching and the Bachelor of Teaching Degree.
This paper is internally assessed. All assignments are compulsory. Details are set out below.
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.
Error: Assessment components must add up to 100%
At least one Assessment Component needs to be entered
|Component Description||Due Date||Time||Percentage of overall mark||Submission Method||Compulsory|
|1. Assignment one: Report on a multimodal text – paired assignment||
11 Apr 2022
|2. Assignment two: Test and report||
20 Jun 2022
|3. Assignment three: Poster presentation statement||
11 Nov 2022
|4. Online participation and Discussion contributions||
Required and Recommended Readings*
Highly recommended texts (on desk loan at the Library)
Ministry of Education (2003). Effective literacy practice: Years 1-4. Learning Media.
Ministry of Education (2006). Effective literacy practice: Years 5-8. Learning Media.
Ministry of Education (2009). The New Zealand curriculum reading and writing standards for years 1-8. Learning Media.
Ministry of Education ( 2010). Literacy learning progressions. Learning Media.
Texts for Maori MediumTe Tāhūhū o Aotearoa. (2008). Te marautanga o Aotearoa. Learning Media.
Te Tāhūhū o Aotearoa. (2011). He ara ako i te reo matatini. Huia Publishers.
Te Tāhūhū o Aotearoa. (2008). Pānui arahanga. Learning Media.
Rau, C. (1998). He mātai āta titiro ki te tūtukitanga mātātupu pānui, tuhi. Ngaruawahia: Kia Ata Mai Educational Trust.
Supporting Ministry texts
Ministry of Education (1992, 1996). Dancing with the pen. Learning Media. [ISBN 0 478 05560 9] (out-of-print but on desk loan)
Ministry of Education (2000). Using running records: A resource for New Zealand classroom teachers. Learning Media.
Ministry of Education (2002). Guided reading: Years 1-4. Learning Media.
Ministry of Education (2005). Guided reading: Years 5-8. Learning Media.
Ministry of Education (2008). The English language learning progressions: A resource for mainstream and ESOL teachers. Learning Media.
Ministry of Education (2009a). Learning through talk: Oral language in years 1 to 3. Learning Media.
Ministry of Education (2009b). Learning through talk: Oral language in years 4 to 8. Learning Media.
Internet Website URLs
|School journal surf||http://www.waikato.ac.nz/library/resources/journals-access#journalsurf|
|Te Kete Ipurangi||http://www.tki.org.nz|
|Ready to Read teacher support material|
|School journal teachers' notes|
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.
Linkages to Other Papers*
Prerequisite papers: TEACH111, TEACH210 or TEAL220
Restricted papers: TEAL321, TEACH333