TECE205-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Negotiated, co-constructed curriculum: The multiple languages of children

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021

Description

This course will examine the multiple languages of children within the negotiated, co-constructed early childhood curriculum of the Aotearoa New Zealand bicultural context. Students will consider the role of intentional teaching in planning for and facilitating possibilities and opportunities for multiple language experiences. Affordances and constraints for learning within the environment, and building confidence in students to listen to infants, toddlers and young children, and promote these experiences will be the foci of this course.

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Critically reflect on the significance of the multiple languages of children within the negotiated, co-constructed early childhood curriculum
2. Analyse and critically reflect on the role of intentional teaching in planning for and facilitating possibilities and opportunities for multiple language experiences
3. Identify affordances to support integrated learning within children’s multiple language experiences
4. Design holistic and integrated learning experiences for infants, toddlers and young children

Pre-requisites

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 121
2 Aug - 29 Aug
18 Oct - 7 Nov
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 08:00 - 11:00 Rehua 101 Lectorial
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
Intensive Block Course A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 Wheki 105
26 Jul - 1 Aug
Online A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 Online Delivery
19 Jul - 25 Jul

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Nicola Surtees

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Forum Contributions 50% Due Dates: 6 August 2021 and 24 August 2021
On-Line Take Home Test 05 Nov 2021 50%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

New Zealand; Te whāriki a te Kōhanga reo ; Te whāriki : he whāriki mātauranga mō ngā mokopuna o Aotearoa = Early childhood curriculum guidelines ; Ministry of Education, 2017.

Recommended Reading

Kia Tipu Te Wairua Toi : Fostering the Creative Spirit ; Pearson Education New Zealand, 2013.

Edwards, Carolyn P. , Gandini, Lella., Forman, George E; The hundred languages of children : the Reggio Emilia experience in transformation ; 3rd ed; Praeger, 2012.

Fleer, Marilyn; Early learning and development : cultural-historical concepts in play ; Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Lee, Wendy (Early childhood education professional); Understanding the Te Whāriki approach : early years education in practice ; Routledge, 2013 (Correct eISBN is 9781135119737).

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

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. Work submitted may be analysed by the software Turnitin, to check for plagiarism. Where there is evidence that cheating or plagiarism has occurred students will be awarded an X grade and the matter will be referred to the year level coordinator, and/or the Head of the School of Teacher Education.

Assessment and grading system

Assessment procedures will follow the established policies of the UC College of Education, Health and Human Development Assessment Guidelines.

Grading Scale
Grade    GPA      Marks
A+          9      90 – 100
A            8      85 – 89.99
A-           7      80 – 84.99
B+          6      75 – 79.99
B            5      70 – 74.99
B-           4      65 – 69.99
C+          3      60 – 64.99
C            2      55 – 59.99
C-           1      50 – 54.99
D            0      40 – 49.99
E           -1       0 – 39.99

The score for each assessment item will be aggregated for the final grade. Normally a student will need to pass all assignments in a course. However, at the time of the examiner’s meeting when one of the grades for an assignment is just below the passing grade and the other grades are at a satisfactory level, the examiner may also consider factors such as attendance, engagement and the tertiary literacy standard of the assignment. In consultation, the examiner may decide to award the aggregated scores/grades.  Final grades will be calculated and reported using the UC Common Grading Scale.

Attendance

A student seeking credit in any course must attend such lectures, and perform satisfactorily such oral, practical, written and other work as the Head of Department/School concerned may require.   (University of Canterbury Calendar, 2018).  Students are expected to attend all scheduled course sessions, actively engage with course content and actively participate in course activities in order to meet the learning outcomes of the course. Students are expected to notify lecturers prior to their absence with an explanation.  Extended absences must be accompanied by a medical certificate or similar (as for aegrotat provisions).

Students with less than 80% attendance are at-risk of not meeting the criteria for seeking credit in the course. The course coordinator may require evidence that they have actively engaged with the content and activities of the missed sessions.

Attendance evidence
On Campus students – attendance and active participation at lectures, workshops, labs and/or Adobe Connect (webinar) sessions, accessing of ECHO360 recordings, completion of forum tasks, participation in educational setting/school visits and other requirements specified by the course coordinator.

Evaluation

Formal and informal evaluation will take place in accordance with the relevant Course Evaluation Policy, to provide feedback to teaching staff about the relevance and validity of what has been learned as well as the quality of course delivery.

Grade moderation

The College undertakes a process of internal and external moderation of assessment. This is to ensure that the assessment system is fair, equitable, consistent and manageable.

Late submission of work

All assignments must be submitted on or before the due date. If an assignment is late (without a prior arranged extension) then it will normally not be marked. However, if the course coordinator is notified within 24 hours of the due date and there is a genuine issue, for which evidence must be given, it may be considered but the assignment grade is usually restricted to a minimum passing grade (50%) for that assessment.

Requests for extensions

Under exceptional circumstances (eg 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 course co-ordinator in the first instance. Extensions will not normally be given for longer than one week from the due date, unless exceptional circumstances prevail. Extensions are not granted automatically to students.

Requests for extensions should be emailed to the course coordinator at least two days prior to the due date for the assignment. Relevant evidence such as a medical certificate or a letter from a counsellor may be required in order for the course coordinator to make a decision about whether or not to grant an extension.

Extensions will not normally be granted because of pressure of university study, eg several pieces of work being due at about the same time. Students are encouraged to plan their work in a realistic manner and in advance so that they can meet their assessment deadlines.

Resubmissions

Resubmissions of assignments are not permitted in this course.

Special Considerations

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.
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Course Website

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 lectures, and other teaching resources etc. will be available on this site.

Where to submit and collect work

Students will be expected to submit their assessments via the online assessment system in the Learn (Moodle) 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.

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)

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $785.00

International fee $3,500.00

* 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.

For further information see School of Teacher Education .

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