TEPRO420-21X (HAM)

Noho-ā-kura: Professional Experience 1 (Secondary)

15 Points

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Division of Education
Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education


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: helen.findlay@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 as well as the Professional Experience setting. Students will be in schools for Professional Experience 1. Moodle will be used for announcements.

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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 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 students and acknowledging their mana), mana motuhake (having high expectations), ngā whakapiringatanga (managing the classroom to promote learning), wānanga and ako (using a range
    of dynamic, interactive teaching styles), kotahitanga (teachers and students reflecting together on student achievement in order to move forward collaboratively) and connecting theory with practice.
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  • Demonstrate knowledge of the key documents that inform and influence teaching, such as the New Zealand Curriculum.
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  • Evaluate data, design evidence-based learning interventions, and implement teaching strategies across the curriculum to promote learning for individuals and groups.
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  • Engage in ethical professional and collaborative relationships with colleagues, schools, 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), and 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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In order to meet the requirements of TEPRO420, students will need to have ALL required documentation submitted by July 11.

This includes a collection of evidence garnered from the following sources:

  • an e-portfolio including progress made towards Key Teaching Tasks (KTTs) and Professional Standards. The e-portfolio will demonstrate this through student reflections, goal setting, and artefacts of students' practice, for example, photos and videos.
  • Professional Experience documentation that demonstrates a satisfactory level of teaching practice based on Our Code, Our Standards and the Key Teaching Tasks. This reporting is by the student, school and visiting lecturers.

Details of this documentation and the requirements thereof can be found in the Professional Experience Handbook, Secondary, on the TEPRO420 Moodle page. Marking criteria is provided through the Moodle TEPRO 420/520 page as well as this document which also links the Learning Outcomes to the Key Teaching Tasks

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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
12:00 AM
  • Other: online
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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See Reading List
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Online Support

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Students will use Moodle to communicate with teaching staff
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  • Students will attend all Professional Experiences as per handbook i.e. 7:30 - 5:00.
  • Students will attend face to face workshops fortnightly (up to two hours per session). There may be preparation expected before workshops (for example, writing up reflections from base day attendance, completion of set tasks).
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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper draws on TEEDU400, and connects with TEACH420, TEACH421, and TEEDU401.
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Prerequisite papers: TEEDU400




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