TEPRO400-21X (HAM)

Wheako Ngaio Kōhungahunga: Professional Experience 1 (Early Childhood)

15 Points

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Division of Education
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

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Paper Description

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This paper provides opportunities for students to develop critical knowledge and understanding of the teacher’s professional role and to apply pedagogical practices in Key Teaching Tasks.
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Paper Structure

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The paper will be taught through fortnightly workshops/tutorials as well as undertaking professional experience in an ECE setting.

Students will undertake professional experience within an ECE setting during Professional Experience 1 on the following dates:

  • A two week block professional experience: 8th February-19th February
  • A weekly Professional Experience Early Childhood Education (PEECE) base day every Wednesday except for the university recess: 10 March - 4 June (x12 PEECE days)
  • A five week block professional experience: 7th June-9th July.

Moodle will be used for announcements, information sharing and communication regarding professional experience.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the personal and professional qualities required to meet the Standards for the Teaching Profession in a supported environment and take some responsibility for the integrity of the profession.
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  • Demonstrate engagement with and application of Te Reo Māori, mātauranga Māori, and ngā tikanga-ā-iwi.
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  • Demonstrate pedagogical approaches based on manaakitanga (caring for children and acknowledging their mana), mana motuhake (having high expectations), ngā whakapiringatanga (managing the ECE setting to promote learning), wānanga and ako (using a range
    of dynamic, interactive teaching styles), kotahitanga (teachers responding to the holistic way in which young children learn and develop) and connecting their with practice.
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  • Demonstrate knowledge of the key documents to inform and influence teaching, such as Te Whāriki.
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  • Evaluate data, design evidence-based learning interventions, and implement teaching strategies across the curriculum to promote learning for children.
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  • Engage in ethical professional and collaborative relationships with colleagues, centres, other ECE settings, and their communities.
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  • Demonstrate progress towards meeting the requirements of the New Zealand Teaching Council’s Ngā Tikanga Matatika Ngā Paerewa: Our Code Our Standards (with support), Tātaiako: Cultural competencies for New Zealand teachers, and Tapasā: Cultural

    competencies for teachers of Pacific learners.

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  • Reflect on the effectiveness of practice in an ongoing way using evidence from a range of sources.
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Assessment

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In order to meet the requirements of TEPRO400, students will need to have ALL required documentation submitted by 12 July. This includes a collection of evidence garnered from the following sources: an e-portfolio including progress made towards Key Teaching Tasks (KTTs) and Professional Experience documentation that demonstrates a satisfactory level of teaching practice based on Our Code, Our Standards and the KTTs.
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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. Professional Experience Requirements
11 Jul 2021
11:30 PM
100
  • Online: EPortfolio System
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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Clark. C., & Grey, A. (Eds.) (2010). Ata kitea te pae - Scanning the horizon. Perspectives on early childhood education. Pearson

Ministry of Education–Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga. (2018). Tapasā: Cultural competencies framework for teachers of Pacific learners. Ministry of Education

Ministry of Education–Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga. (2017). Te whāriki: He whāriki mātauranga mō ngā mokopuna o Aotearoa: Early childhood curriculum. Ministry of Education.

Ministry of Education–Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga. (2016). Tātaiako: Cultural competencies for teachers of Māori learners. Ministry of Education.

Ministry of Education - Te Tāhuhu o Te Mātauranga & New Zealand Teachers Council–Te Pouherenga Kaiako o Aotearoa. (2011). Tātaiako: Cultural competencies for teachers of Māori learners. Ministry of Education. https://teachingcouncil.nz/required/Tataiako.pdf

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Recommended Readings

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Hill, M.F, & Thrupp, M. (2019). The professional practice of teaching in New Zealand (6th ed.). Pearson.

O'Connor, A., & Diggins, C. (2002 ). On reflection: Reflective practice for early childhood educators. Open Mind.

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Online Support

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Students will use Moodle to communicate with teaching staff.
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Workload

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Students will attend all required Professional Experience days

Students will attend face to face/ kanohi ki te kanohi workshops every fortnight during university semester. There may be preparation expected before workshops (for example writing reflections, completing professional experience PEECE tasks).

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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper draws on TEEDU400 and connects with TEACH400, TEACH401 and TEEDU401.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: TEEDU400

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