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School of Teacher Education
This course and third teaching practice experience provides opportunities for pre-service teachers to deepen their learning and reflection for teaching and demonstrate professional skills, knowledge and dispositions. Mana ako is a way of describing how, through a process of exploration on teaching practice, pre-service teachers learn how to teach. During this process of self-discovery and understanding of their own developing teacher identity, pre-service teachers develop skills of collaboration, problem-solving, perseverance, curiosity and confidence. Practice experience is focused on understanding and responding to learners, design for learning, establishing a learning-focused culture, fostering professional relationships, enacting principles relating to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and engaging in professional learning. The course and teaching practice experience is closely linked to other courses in the BTchLn programme.