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This course introduces contemporary thinking related to cultural studies, language teaching and learning, and social science education in the revised New Zealand Curriculum (2007). The course develops the knowledge, confidence, skills, attitudes and dispositions needed to successfully plan, teach and evaluate programmes in Learning Languages, Social Sciences and ESOL, and provides a theoretical and practical framework for responsive teaching that takes account of the diverse backgrounds of children in New Zealand primary school community contexts. Students will be introduced to resources, pedagogical strategies and approaches appropriate to teaching Social Sciences and Languages (including English as a Second Language, NZSL, te reo Maori and other languages). The course will complement learning in other courses in the Bachelor of Teaching and Learning, including Professional Practice.
*Please note this course is only available to initial teacher education students. To enrol in this course you need to be accepted and enrolled in one of our Initial Teacher Education programmes.
On the successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:demonstrate an awareness of the way in which the vision, principles and values of the New Zealand Curriculum are enacted through Learning Languages, Social Studies, and ESOL, and the interrelationships of these with other learning areas and with the provisions of the Treaty of Waitangiarticulate the theoretical underpinnings and relevant research related to Learning Languages, Social Studies, ESOL and cultural studiesdemonstrate familiarity with current policies, curriculum documents, support materials and appropriate resources for Learning Languages, Social Studies, ESOL and cultural studies apply second language teaching methodology in the context of planning effective language lessonsplan for English language development across the curriculum for English as an Additional Language learnersdemonstrate an awareness of conceptual issues related to identity construction, bi- and multiculturalism and bi- and multilingualism, and factors that contribute to cross-cultural misunderstandings identify and apply strategies to address potential barriers to learning for culturally and linguistically diverse students, including Māori and Pasifika studentsdemonstrate knowledge of the nature, content and guidelines of Social Sciences in the New Zealand Curriculum to design, deliver, assess and evaluate effective Social Studies programmeseffectively use the social inquiry approach to critically examine multiple perspectives in relation to key concepts and issues in local, national and global contexts that frame teaching and learning in Social Sciencesutilise digital technologies to support teaching and learning in Learning Languages, Social Studies and ESOL
Students must attend one activity from each section.
ON-SITE INTENSIVEStudents enrolled in TECP202 -23YC1(D) are required to attend a compulsory face-to-face sessions at an On-Site Intensive (OSI) in ChristchurchAny costs, including travel, accommodation, childcare etc. associated with attendance at the On-Site Intensive are met by the student
Students must pass all assessment requirements to obtain a final passing grade for this course. Final grades will be determined at an examiners meeting and reported using the UC common grading system.
No required textbooks.Links to all readings are provided on the TECP202 LEARN site.
Domestic fee $821.00
International fee $3,750.00
* 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