TEACH404-21X (HAM)

Te Kaiako Pakirehua Ngaio: The Inquiring Teacher (Early Childhood)

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 critically explores teaching as an inquiry whereby students engage with their pedagogical practice through critical reflection and self-review, research and ethics to promote positive outcomes for children.

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Paper Structure

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This paper will be taught in weeks 30 to 38 on The University of Waikato calendar, between 26 July and 26 September 2021.
There will be face to face (kanohi-ki-te-kanohi) and online sessions for this paper which will involve a range of delivery modes including tutorials, guest
speakers, online forums and electronic media.

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:

  • Identify a repertoire of reflective and research skills that they can employ strategically to evaluate and improve aspects of their pedagogical practice.
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  • Build on their understanding and skills in relation to reflective practice and its contemporary location within early childhood education self-review and internal evaluation.
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  • Demonstrate an applied understanding of contemporary ECE self-review process in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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  • Identify an area of pedagogical practice for improvement, based on real-life experiences in ECE settings, and locate it within curriculum, policy, theory and research.
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  • Show well-developed systematic analytical and interpretative skills in identifying, generating and analysing data as evidence to inform an evaluation of their practice.
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  • Articulate a plan for improvement that draws on a detailed evaluation of practice including ethical considerations.
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Assessment

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Your learning in this paper will be assessed through the development and implementation of an individual plan for inquiry/review of an aspect of your practice, an individual poster designed to illustrate your plan for inquiry/review and research findings, and an oral presentation, where you will share your research findings with your student group and critically reflect on the inquiry process and your learning experiences.

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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 1a: Developing a plan for an aspect of practice
11 Aug 2021
11:30 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment 1b: Implementing and analysing my plan
13 Sep 2021
11:30 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assignment 2a: Poster - bringing my plan together
21 Sep 2021
11:30 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Assignment 2b: Individual presentation - Presenting my plan
21 Sep 2021
No set time
25
  • Presentation: In Class
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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Grey, A., & Clark, B. (Eds.), (2013). Ngā hurihanga ako kōhungahunga: Transformative teaching practices in early childhood education. North Shore, New Zealand: Pearson.

Mukherji, P., & Albon, D. (2018). Research methods in early childhood: An introductory guide (3rd ed.). London, England: SAGE.

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Recommended Readings

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Readings, some optional and some required, will be made available electronically via the Reading List for TEACH400. 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/
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Online Support

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This paper will be supported by resources provided on Moodle and an online reading list.
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Workload

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It is expected that students will spend approximately 150 hours on this 15 point paper, including up to 36 hours of contact time.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper is linked with TEEDU400, TEEDU401, TEACH400, TEACH401, and TEACH402 where students critically engage with Te Tiriti o Waitangi, curriculum and assessment in relation to other learning areas, multiple literacies, digital technologies, and a range of pedagogical practices.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: TEEDU400, TEEDU401 and either TEACH400 or TEACH401

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