Professional and Educational Studies 1

30 points



This course provides pre-service teachers with an introduction to the New Zealand Education System and New Zealand Curriculum (2007). Culturally responsive pedagogies and learning design are explored within the context of learning theory, child development, and evidence-based teaching practices involving school visits, a Treaty of Waitangi workshop and Noho Marae experience. Students critically reflect on their beliefs, understandings and practices to develop greater awareness of the way their ontology may impact teaching and learning. The course will prepare students for the associated Professional Practice course (TEPP331) and also complement learning in other courses in the Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning (Primary).


Admission to the GradDipTchLn(Primary);