EDEM685-23X (C) General non-calendar-based 2023

Culturally Inclusive Pedagogies: Motivating Diverse Learners

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 13 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 18 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 26 February 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023

Description

This course provides historical and advanced theoretical understandings of motivation and behaviour and their degree of relevance in diverse ecological settings. The course is premised on the belief that the most important issue underlying a culturally inclusive society is a willingness of people to be more aware, knowledgeable, and accepting of difference. The course is designed for students who wish to engage in promoting analyses and rigorous critique of socio- psychological theories and to apply strategies that emanate from those theories. Issues relating to Maori and indigenous ways of knowing and practising will be explored.

The structure and content are purpose-designed for postgraduate students who wish to engage in promoting analyses and rigorous critique of socio-psychological theories and to apply strategies that emanate from those theories - in a variety of contexts. Issues relating to Māori and Indigenous ways of knowing and practising will be explored, discussed, and reported on. A chief aim of the course is to select a range of co-existing concepts that vary together, and to shape them into resources that will have application for educationalists and social scientists. It is therefore designed to respond to the interests of early childhood centre and classroom practitioners, educational leaders, resource teachers, special education consultants, psychologists, social workers, counsellors, and other professionals interested in providing inclusive and vibrant learning and social environments in the milieu that make up today’s changing communities.

Learning Outcomes

On completing this course students will be able to:
1. Analyse and describe key issues in motivational theory in New Zealand and internationally;
2. Position practices, policies and contentions of culturally diverse imperatives that co-exist
within and alongside a range of theoretical exemplars;
3. Apply critical thinking to culturally responsive practices;
4. Critically analyse and compare key motivational theorists and theoretical frameworks;
5. Critique evidence-based research that is noted for informing practice;
6. Evaluate and defend the meanings of practice-based evidence, particularly as it applies to
cultural settings;
7. Present academically sound information in a convincingly and appropriately argued manner; and,
8. Plan future research and/or policy development in the respective socio-psychological fields.

Prerequisites

Subject to approval of the Head of School

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Saturday 09:00 - 12:00 Rehua 528
6 Feb - 12 Feb
20 Feb - 26 Feb
6 Mar - 12 Mar
20 Mar - 9 Apr
24 Apr - 30 Apr
8 May - 14 May
22 May - 28 May
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Saturday 13:00 - 16:00 Rehua 528
6 Feb - 12 Feb
20 Feb - 26 Feb
6 Mar - 12 Mar
20 Mar - 9 Apr
24 Apr - 30 Apr
8 May - 14 May
22 May - 28 May

Course Coordinator

Jen Smith

Lecturers

Angus Macfarlane and Kay-Lee Jones

Contributing Lecturers:
Emeritus Professor Ted Glynn
Associate Professor Sonja Macfarlane
Dr Matiu Rātima
Benita Rarere-Briggs
Tufulasi Taleni
Hayley Welch
Rachel Maitland

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Literature Review 10 Mar 2023 25%
Essay and Action Plan 28 Apr 2023 40%
Test 27 May 2023 35%

Textbooks / Resources

REQUIRED:
Macfarlane, Angus H. , Macfarlane, Sonja, Webber, Melinda; Sociocultural realities : exploring new horizons (ISBN 9781927145722];

AND

Macfarlane, Angus H. et al; The Hikairo schema : culturally responsive teaching and learning in early childhood education settings (ISBN 9781988542645; NZCER Press, 2019.

OR

Ratima, Matiu Tai et al; The Hikairo schema for primary : culturally responsive teaching and learning (ISBN 9781988542843; NZCER Press, 2020.

OR

Karaka-Clarke, Te Hurinui et al; The Hikairo schema for secondary : culturally responsive teaching and learning (ISBN 9781990040092; NZCER Press, 2021.

RECOMMENDED:
Macfarlane, Angus H. , New Zealand Council for Educational Research; Kia hiwa ra : listen to culture : Māori students' plea to educators (ISBN 9781877293290; New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2004

And

Welch, Hayley Tewai et al; Te kura tapa whā : embedding an indigenous model of wellbeing into the learning environment (ISBN 9781990040214; NZCER Press, 2021.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,990.00

* 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.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 9 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Teacher Education .

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