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This course provides pre-service teachers with a theoretical and practical framework for language teaching and learning. The course develops the knowledge, confidence, skills, attitudes and dispositions needed to successfully plan, teach and evaluate programmes for language learning, including Te Reo Maori, international languages, Pasifika languages, English as an Additional Language, and New Zealand Sign Language. It also develops students' awareness of Maori culture, the rich cultural heritages of Aotearoa New Zealand, and responsive teaching practices that take account of learners' cultural and linguistic diversity. Students will be introduced to theories, resources, and pedagogical strategies appropriate to the teaching of languages and cultures. The course will also develop students' own competency in te reo Maori, and endorse their responsibilities as teachers for the promotion and protection of te reo Maori me nga Ahuatanga katoa in New Zealand schools. The course will complement learning in other courses in the Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning (Primary).
Admission to the GradDipTchLn(Primary)