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This course explores content, pedagogy and practices associated with teaching and learning in, through and about PE, Health and The Arts in the New Zealand Curriculum (2007). Students will critically engage with content that will support the design of effective, inclusive classroom programmes and environments that maximise learners' physical, social, cultural and emotional safety and well-being in Primary and Intermediate school settings. The course will complement learning in other courses in the Postgraduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning.
On the successful completion of this course, students will be able to;1. critically examine the impact of assumptions, beliefs and attitudes on educational practices and learner participation in Health, Physical Education and The Arts in Primary and Intermediate schools;2. describe and appraise Health, Physical Education and Arts learning environments that maximise learners’ physical, social, cultural and emotional safety and promote Hauora/well-being;3. design teaching, learning and assessment activities for Health, Physical Education and The Arts that demonstrate knowledge of curriculum, content, pedagogy, and learning progressions; and4. identify and critically evaluate resources to support high-quality teaching and learning in Health, Physical Education and The Arts.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Our code our standards : code of professional responsibility and standards for the teaching profession = Ngā tikanga matatika ngā paerewa : ngā tikanga matatika mō te haepapa ngaiotanga me ngā paerewa mō te umanga
Education Council, New Zealand, Matatu Aotearoa, 2017.
Hill, Mary , Thrupp, Martin;
The professional practice of teaching in New Zealand
Education studies in Aotearoa : key disciplines and emerging directions
NZCER Press, 2019.
Moorfield, John C;
Maori dictionary : te aka Māori-English, English-Māori dictionary
Auckland University of Technology ; Pearson Education New Zealand.
Ka hikitia : kokiri kia angitu, 2013-2017
Te Tahuhu o te Matauranga, 2013.
Tapasā : cultural competencies framework for teachers of Pacific learners
Ministry of Education = Te Tahuhu o te Matauranga, 2018.
The New Zealand curriculum
Learning Media for the Ministry of Education, 2007.
New Zealand. , New Zealand Teachers Council;
Tātaiako : cultural competencies for teachers of Māori learners
Ministry of Education, 2011.
On-Campus Participation and Attendance RequirementsBecause of the practice-based nature of the subjects in this course, attendance and participation within workshops and practical-focussed lectures, and engagement with online course content out of workshop time, are requirements to pass the course. Students who are unable to attend a session need to email the workshop lecture and complete/submit catch-up tasks as required. Students who have sustained absences across multiple subject areas may need to re-enrol in the course in the following year to meet these requirements. Students are expected to check their UC email regularly for course communication.
Late work will be accepted for marking up to one week (7 days) after the due date. Up to 24 hours late, a penalty of 1 grade step will be applied. For work that is more than 24 hours late and without an extension having been sought and granted, the maximum mark that can be received is a C-. Lecturers reserve the right not to mark work handed in more than a week late, and no work will be accepted after assignments have been returned.
Both assessments must be completed to a satisfactory standard to be able to pass this course. Requests for an extension should be made in writing to the course coordinator in advance of the due date (e.g. email request). Normally an extension would be for a few days and no more than 2 weeks later than the published assignment due date.
A resubmission is permitted where work for an assignment received a failing (D or E) grade. One resubmission is allowed for each assignment; however, no grade higher than a C- will be awarded to resubmitted work. Work that is to be resubmitted will normally be due one week after being returned to the student unless other arrangements are requested and granted by the lecturer or course coordinator.
Special consideration of assessment items (Aegrotat) is not available for this course and all assignments must be completed. Where circumstances mean that students cannot submit assignment work on time, they should apply for an extension to the assignment due date. Where an extension may be granted for an assessment, this will be decided by direct application to the Course Coordinator (in writing) and an application to the Examiners Office will not be required. For more information see Special Consideration Regulations.
Students will submit their assessments via the online assessment system in the Learn course on or before the due date. Assignments are automatically sent through Turnitin to check for Plagiarism on submission of assignments. 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 $995.00
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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