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This course provides a foundation for understanding curriculum, pedagogy and assessment for secondary teaching in complex and shifting secondary schooling environments. Students examine curriculum and assessment frameworks, including the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) and the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), different schooling contexts, contemporary pedagogical developments and associated practice challenges. They engage with questions about knowledge and whose knowledge counts in secondary education. There is a particular focus on integrated curriculum, pedagogies that support learning across subjects, assessment for learning, culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogy, literacies across the curriculum, future-focused and personalised learning, and integrated design for learning. Students collaborate with peers to explore integrated teaching and learning opportunities.
On the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1. Apply understanding of curriculum, literacies and pedagogies that support learning for Māori and diverse learners to the collaborative design of an integrated curriculum project.2. Explain teacher decision-making in the collaborative design of an integrated curriculum project.3. Identify and adapt pedagogical materials to develop a formative assessment task.4. Analyse ākonga assessment results, with a focus on achievement of Māori and diverse learners, and draw implications for teaching practice to support ākonga achievement.
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;
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.
Recommended Course Reading:Abbiss, J. (2019). Becoming a Teacher. In M. Hill & M. Thrupp (Eds), The Professional Practice of Teaching in New Zealand (6th ed.) (pp. 1-19). Melbourne, Australia: Cengage.Arrowsmith, S. & Wood, B. (2015). Curriculum integration in New Zealand secondary schools: Lesson learned from four “early adoptor” schools. Set: Research Information for Teachers, 1, 58-66.Benade, L. (2019). Pedagogy in Flexible Learning Spaces (FLS). In M. Hill & M. Thrupp (Eds), The Professional Practice of Teaching in New Zealand (6th ed.) (pp. 213-235). Melbourne, Australia: Cengage.Bishop, R., & Berryman, M. (2009). The Te Kotahitanga effective teacher profile. Set: Research Information for Teachers, 2, 27-33.Black, P., & Wiliam, D. (1998). Inside the Black Box: Raising standards through classroom assessment. Phi Delta Kappan, 80(2), 139-148.Bolstad, R., Gilbert, J., McDowall, S., Bull, A., Boyd, S., & Hipkins, R. (2012). Supporting future oriented teaching and learning: A New Zealand perspective. Wellington, NZ: Ministry of Education.Ladson-Billings, G. (2014). Culturally responsive pedagogy 2.0: aka the remix. Harvard Educational Review, 84(1), 74-84.Macfarlane, A. (2004). Kia hiwa ra! Listen to culture: Māori students’ plea to educators. Wellington, NZ: NZCER.Mahuika, R., Berryman, M. & Bishop, R. (2011). Issues of culture and assessment in New Zealand education pertaining to Māori students. Assessment Matters, 3, 183-198.Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (2013). Innovative learning environments. Paris: Educational Research and Innovation, OECD. http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264203488-en Penetito, W. (2009). Place-based education: Catering for curriculum, culture and community. New Zealand Annual Review of Education, 18, 5-29.Sandretto, S., & Tilson, J. (2016). Designing curriculum literacies. Set: Research Information for Teachers, 2, 3-11.Stewart, G., Trinick, T., & Dale, H. (2017). Te Marautanga o Aotearoa: History of a national Māori curriculum. Curriculum Matters, 13, 8-20.Wilson, A., Jesson, R., Rosedale, N., & Cockle, V. (2012). Literacy and Language Pedagogy Within Subject Areas in Years 7-11. Report to the Ministry of Education. Wellington, NZ: Ministry of Education.
Honesty and integrity are important qualities for teachers. Students must maintain good character through the programme, including time in university-based study and professional practice in schools. They must act in ways consistent with the UC Student Code of Conduct and the Code of Professional Responsibility for teachers.Also, students need to be familiar with the risks of plagiarism and how to avoid these. Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty. The UC Library has useful information on plagiarism and how to avoid it - see Library link. All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to Academic Integrity and Breach of Instructions Regulations.
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
Students are expected to attend all scheduled course sessions, actively engage with course content and actively participate in course activities, such as Zoom sessions, Adobe connect sessions and any other requirements specified by the course coordinator, 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 lecturer may require evidence that they have actively engaged with the content and activities of the missed sessions.
Teaching and the course will be assessed through the regular use of UCTL evaluative instruments.
Work is assessed and moderated by both course lecturers and moderated by other senior academics in literacy.
Work handed in after the due date with no extension granted is considered late. Late work will be accepted up to one week after the due date. If, for any reason, you are having difficulty in keeping to the deadline for assignments, you must make contact via email with one of the course lecturers so that we can work with you as to what is possible and reasonable. Marks will be deducted for lateness. Lecturers reserve the right not to mark late work, and no work will be accepted after assignments have been returned.
All work submitted in this course would be completed using APA format and a high standard of academic writing is expected.Conduct as an educational professional is expected. Students are advised to familiarise themselves with learning online including UC Learn before the course starts.
Requests for extension should go in the first instance in writing to the lecturer responsible for the course. It is possible to have an extension of up to 2 weeks following the published date.
One resubmit 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 be due one week after being returned to the student unless other arrangements are requested and granted by the lecturer.
Special consideration of assessment items (aegrotats) are 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 Co-ordinator (in writing, e.g. by email, and in advance of the due date) and an application to the Examinations Office will not be required.Applications for special consideration should be submitted via the website – see https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/study/special-consideration/how-to-apply/For more information see Special Consideration Regulations.
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 assessments via the online assessment system in the Learn class site by 5.00pm on or before the due date. Assignments are automatically sent through Turnitin to check for Plagiarism on submission of assignments. 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 $785.00
International fee $3,500.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
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School of Teacher Education.