TEACH401-21A (NET)

Te Tūhura i te Aotūroa: Exploring and Making Sense of the World

15 Points

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Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

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: lynda.brahne@waikato.ac.nz

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: alistair.lamb@waikato.ac.nz
: melanie.chivers@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper provides opportunities for students to build pedagogical practice and develop critical insights into how young children explore and make sense of their worlds through the lens of play. Children's engagement with various learning domains will be explored and the role of the teacher examined.

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Paper Structure

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This paper will be taught in weeks 9 to 22 on The University of Waikato calendar, between 1 March and 4 June. This paper is taught online.

This is a 15 credit paper and therefore involves a workload of 150 hours in total.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • 1.Demonstrate a critical understanding of traditional and contemporary approaches to integrating learning domains including science, technology, engineering, environmental education, the arts and mathematics (STEEAM) in the context of play-based learning
    and the implementation of Te Whāriki.
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  • 2. Draw on Māori worldviews, subject content knowledge, and their own experiences to engage with theory and practice in early childhood education.
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  • 3. Critically reflect on the role of the teacher when working with infants, toddlers, and young children as they are making sense of their worlds.
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Assessment

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Assessment TypeWeightingTotal non-contact timeLink to Learning Outcomes
Assignment 1: Online forum participation30341, 2, 3
Assignment 2:
Part A: Collaborative Poster
Part B: Individual Reflection

20
20
461, 2, 3
Assignment 3: Annotated Reading Log 30342
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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. Assignment One: Online Forum Participation
4 Jun 2021
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
2. Assignment 2A: Collaborative Poster
12 Apr 2021
No set time
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assignment 2B: Individual reflection
19 Apr 2021
11:30 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Assignment 3: Annotated Reading Log
4 Jun 2021
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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Readings, some optional and some required, will be made available electronically via the Reading List for TEACH200. 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/)

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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.

Each week the site will be updated with information about the week’s tutorial and any relevant information. You should check the class Moodle site on a regular basis.

Online web address: http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz/ or you can click on the Moodle link on the university home page.

You can use the online web site for general questions, for giving feedback on how things are going, and for contacting your Lecturer. Any issues can be discussed with your Lecturer or the Paper Convenor through the Private Conversation forum on the Moodle site.

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Workload

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This is a Level 4 paper worth 15 points towards your degree and University regulations stipulate an expected total workload of 150 hours. Students should engage with weekly tutorials and weekly discussions leaving an average expectation of 8 hours 'out of class' work each week (for organisation of notes, additional reading, preparation of assignments, etc). Please keep these expectations in mind and organise your study time effectively.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper builds on TEEDU400 and makes connections with TEACH400, TEEDU401 and TEPRO400.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: TEEDU400

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