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This course develops knowledge about learning and assessment and the relationships between learning, teaching and assessment in school and early childhood education contexts. It gives initial teacher education students opportunities to develop knowledge for teaching and learning by examining what is known about the conditions for learning and emerging issues regarding the role of assessment in learning.
Students completing this course will be able to:1. Describe relationships between theories of learning, learning experiences and practices of assessment in education contexts.2. Identify features of the classroom/centre environment which can affect learning, teaching and assessment and demonstrate an understanding of how these features affect learning, teaching and assessment.3. Use principles of sound assessment to evaluate assessment resources, processes, and procedures in schools or early childhood centres.4. Explain how to interpret, use and report assessment information in a way that fosters learning.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Ormrod, Jeanne Ellis , Anderman, Eric M., Anderman, Lynley Hicks;
Educational psychology : developing learners
9th edition, global edition;
Pearson, 2017 (A limited number of hard copies only will be available for three-day loan through the Library).
You are recommended to purchase the eBook version of this book shown as “Educational Psychology: Developing learners, Global Edition (9e) Mylab/Mastering with Pearson eText", available for purchase through the Pearson Education Web-site:https://www.pearsoned.co.nz/9781292288482Student Registration Instructions for MyLab Education, will be available through LEARN by the start of TEDU201, in 2021.Optional Hard Copy Version with MyLab Education.Students who wish to purchase a hard copy of Educational Psychology: Developing learners, Global Edition (9e) 9th Edition, 2017, must order this through the University Bookshop (UBS) to ensure that you get the correct version that includes MyLab Edu (Education) access.For hard copy textbook orders, and delivery options, please contact the University Bookshop (UBS) on 0800 827 266 (03 364 2043) or by email. See the UBS website for further information.Other Recommended Reading Smith, Anne B. (2013). Understanding children and childhood: A New Zealand perspective, 5th ed., Wellington: Bridget Williams Books.A limited number of hard copies of this book will be available for three-day loan through the Library. The electronic version is also available through the Library. This is recommended reading for Early Childhood and Primary school relevance in the socio-cultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand.Your lecturers will identify relevant sections as appropriate throughout the course.Nuthall, Graham (2007). The hidden lives of learners. Wellington: NZCER Press.Available from the libraryOther Readings as posted on Learn during the course.
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 Educational Studies and Leadership