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This course will explore, develop and critically assess communicative teaching and learning methodologies and strategies for a range of learners and learning styles in Maori bilingual and immersion settings. Students will explore and critique international models and practices in first and second language teaching and assessment. Students will design effective language programmes and assessments practices appropriate to age group and language experiences of learners, inclusive of Maori values and cultural practices. Note: This course will be taught through the medium of te reo Maori.
By the end of this course participants will be able to:Investigate and critically analyse international second language teaching methodologies in relation to the teaching of te reo Māori in bilingual and immersion settings from Early Childhood through to compulsory schooling and adult educationResearch and understand second language acquisition needs of a variety of learners and apply scaffolding approaches that move learners from conversational proficiency to more cognitively demanding language structuresExplore and evaluate language programmes which incorporate communicative second language teaching methodologies and principles, guided by relevant curriculum documents in a Te Waipounamu /Waitaha contextIdentify and critically analyse aspects of tikanga Māori that underpin Māori teaching and language pedagogyAssess and apply mātauranga Māori pedagogy including whakataukī, kīwaha, rotarota; pūrākau and waiata into language learning programmes using local iwi (Ngāi Tahu) content and contextsCritically discern a range of language teaching programmes classifying age/level appropriate language teaching resources and applicable language assessment practicesDesign and formulate language policies and language plans for targeted Māori medium programmesExplore and critically assess a range of learning and teaching styles and approaches to meet the needs of multiple learners at different levels of language proficiency levels
Subject to approval of the Head of School
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Required Texts and ReadingsRequired readings will be provided by the course coordinator.Recommended Reading Course Readings will be posted on the Course LEARN site and will also be available in a set of Course Readings.
All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to Regulation J of the General Course and Examination Regulations.On submitting assignments, students must confirm that the work being handed in is original and their own work.
Grading ScaleGrade GPA Value MarksA+ 9 90 – 100A 8 85 – 89.99A- 7 80 – 84.99B+ 6 75 – 79.99B 5 70 – 74.99B- 4 65 – 69.99C+ 3 60 – 64.99C 2 55 – 59.99C- 1 50 – 54.99D 0 40 – 49.99E -1 0 – 39.99A Pass is 50 marks or over
As this course is based on a collaborative learning and teaching model prepared participation by the student will be essential to meet the requirements of this course.
Internal and external moderation will be consistent with the Master of Education degree Moderation Action Plan that is approved annually by the Postgraduate Board of Studies
Work handed in after the due date with no extension granted is considered late. Failure to submit work by the due date will result in the award of an E grade for that assignment.
This course will be taught in the medium of the Māori langauge
Under exceptional circumstances (e.g. illness, accident, bereavement or critical personal circumstances) individual students may be granted an extension of the due date for an assignment. There is, however, a limit to the length of time that an extension can be granted and this should be negotiated with the relevant lecturer in the first instance. Extensions will not normally be given for longer than one week from the due date, unless exceptional circumstances prevail.
Resubmissions of assignments will only be permitted once for each assignment. All assessments to be written in te reo and edited prior to submission and prior to the due date.
Where for reasons beyond their control, students are prevented from completing an assessment or suffer significant impairment, they may apply for what is known as “special consideration”. University of Canterbury Special Consideration provisions may apply to impaired performance, non-completion of assessment items, and to late discontinuation (withdrawal) from a course. A detailed description of special consideration and materials to support the applications process are available at: Special Considerations Process. Generally speaking, applications for special considerations should be lodged within five working days of the due date of that assessment item. For more details on this, please refer to the Special Considerations Regulations. This information replaces any previous references to special consideration, Aegrotat or Backdated (Late) Withdrawal in the Course Information System, Learn or Course Outlines. If you are unclear about the implications or process please discuss with your Course Coordinator or contact the Student Advice team for assistance.
As well as attending classes, it is essential that all students regularly access the course Learn site. All course information such as the course kaupapa, notices, assessment information, required and recommended readings, audio recordings of some lectures, and other teaching resources etc. will be available on this site
Students will be expected to submit their assessment via the online assessment system in the Learn class site by 5.00pm on or before the due date. The lecturer may also ask students to submit assessment work through the software Turnitin, to check for plagiarism. If this option is available students will submit work through Turnitin and obtain a report, after submitting assignments for marking via the Learn site.It is the responsibility of the students to check their Internet access and ability to submit their work via the online system. Any technical difficulties should be notified well in advance of the due date so that assistance can be provided or alternative arrangements can be negotiated. For ICT help call our free call number 0508 UC IT HELP (0508 824 843) or on 03 369 5000. Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm (excluding public and university holidays)
Domestic fee $1,905.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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School of Teacher Education.