TEPC762-18A (BLK)

Social Studies Education

8.5 Points

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Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education
Te Hononga Curriculum and Pedagogy

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Paper Description

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Paper Focus

This paper focuses on The New Zealand Curriculum (Ministry of Education, 2007) Social Sciences Learning Area' conceptual structure and organisation, achievement objectives, and social inquiry skills processes as applied in Primary schooling and community settings. Social studies as the core subject in the social sciences will scope Years 1-8 of the schooling curriculum through a variety of relevant and topical contexts, applications, resources, and literature. Pedagogy will exemplify and support teacher understandings of what is expected and possible through Levels 1-4 achievement objectives. Social studies pedagogy includes working with the curriculum policies The New Zealand Curriculum (MoE, 2007), and Te Marautanga O Aotearoa (New Zealand Ministry of Education, 2008).

Professional Knowledge

Social Studies is a core subject in the Aotearoa New Zealand Curriculum for students in Years 1-10. This paper covers the foundational theory and pedagogy necessary for implementing powerful Social Studies programmes in primary school classrooms, i.e. Years 1-8. The paper supports the following graduating teaching standards: 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 3a, 3b, 3c, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e, 4f, 5a, 5b, 5c, 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d, 6e, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d.

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Paper Structure

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Timetabling and Teaching Arrangements

In 2018 Dr Richard Calderwood will teach the Primary Graduate (BLK) Social Studies Education paper through twelve weekly lectures/online sessions over Semester A. These lectures/sessions will be posted on the paper Moodle page each week. The Moodle page will also provide paper information, weekly activities and readings. This will also be the place where assessment requirements will be introduced and/or reinforced. Attendance on this online forum is a professional responsibility. The lecture/online activity sessions will feature a mix of pedagogy. The Moodle page will provide detailed instructions for weekly online activities, as well as feedback on work completed and a range of resources and readings to complement the online lectures.

The paper is an 8.5 point paper, that sits within the intensive Primary Graduate programme. A forum for communication with Richard will be available on the paper's Moodle site.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Explain the nature, purpose, and structural elements of Social Studies as the core subject of the Social Sciences Learning Area of The New Zealand Curriculum (Ministry of Education, 2007);
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  • Apply and evaluate the conceptual, contextual, and multiple literacies aims of social studies for young citizens;
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  • Demonstrate the ability to research, resource, and plan for issues-based social inquiry;
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  • Evaluate contemporary research as evidence-based practice that influences teacher decision-making about social studies pedagogies and contexts.
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Assessment

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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. Researching Social Studies: Working Paper
9 Apr 2018
5:00 PM
35
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Issue-Based Social Inquiry
27 May 2018
5:00 PM
45
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Online Workshop Engagement
27 May 2018
5:00 PM
20
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
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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Required Text

Harcourt, M., Milligan, A., & B. Wood (2016) Teaching social studies for critical active citizenship in Aotearoa New Zealand. Wellington, NZCER Press.

This text is available from NZCER, The University Bookshop, The University Library, and as an E-book: mebooks.co.nz: Kindle amazon.com

Social studies readings

All readings for social studies are available online through the University of Wiakato Library. You can download the interactive list from the Moodle page for this course.


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Online Support

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The (BLK) paper is designated on online for weekly PLs and weekly online lectures/readings and activities. The paper's Moodle site will detail weekly guided online pedagogy to complement the lecture contexts and content. Weekly online pedagogy is a paper requirement, and has a 20% evaluative weighting that acknowledges independent study, engagement and interest.

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Workload

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This paper has a credit value of 8.5 points. It is expected that you will complete a minimum of 85 hours of study to successfully obtain a passing grade for this paper. This includes PLs, online pedagogy, assignment research and preparation, accessing resources,and on campus workshops.


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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: TEPC761

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