TEACH424-23X (TGA)

Te Kaiako Pakirehua Ngaio: The Inquiring Teacher

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What this paper is about

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Introduction

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome to the Inquiring Teacher - Te Kaiako Pakirehua Ngaio Secondary (HAM) paper. Dr Simon Taylor and TEACH424/524 colleagues are looking forward to working with you over July - November and acknowledge the professional and life-experiences you bring to this paper. We hope that you draw on diverse worldviews, interests, academic and professional expertise to think critically about the nature and purpose of practitioner inquiry, evidence-based pedagogies and educational research.

Paper Description

Students develop critical knowledge and understanding of inquiry-based practices, as contextualised in their Learning Areas and specialist curriculum subject(s). The paper introduces educational research, ethics of research, teaching inquiry methodologies, methods, and modes of synthesis.

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How this paper will be taught

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The Inquiring Teacher - Te Kaiako Pakirehua Ngaio Tauranga programme comprises participants from both TEACH424 and TEACH524 papers. As a professional responsibility, attendance is required at your weekly on campus workshop.

Weekly teaching and learning materials will be available for all students (this includes Tauranga students) in Moodle. These materials will be posted in Moodle on Monday mornings along with guidance for pedagogy. You are expected to familiarise yourself with weekly materials before attending your weekly Tauranga workshop.

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Required Readings

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Required readings

The required readings for the paper are available on Talis at (insert URL). This reading list can also be accessed via the Reading List tab on Moodle or the Reading list tab on the library homepage.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of teacher inquiry methodologies, methods, data sources, and analysis
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  • Demonstrate specialised knowledge of disciplinary underpinnings, methodologies, and approaches that inform research
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  • Demonstrate the ability to research, resource, and plan for evidence-based inquiry
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  • Demonstrate understanding of what it means to be an ethical researcher in education
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  • Evaluate contemporary educational research as evidence-based practice that influences teacher practice
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  • Examine inquiry and evidence-based pedagogies as research practice across curriculum learning areas and within curricula specialisms
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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Ngā Aromatawai- Ngā Taumahi

This paper has two assignments that support your development as kaiako pakirehua ngaio - inquiring teachers.

The assignments are designed to closely align with your learning through the paper's sequence of weekly learning contexts and activities.

Assignment 1: A Junior Secondary Evidence-Based Intervention

Due: 09 October

Assignment 2: Critique of a Research-based Curriculum/ Pedagogy Chapter or Article (Snr. Specialism focus)

Due: 13 November

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Jnr. Secondary Evidence-Based Intervention (2 Parts 25/25)
9 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
50
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Critique of Chapter/Article Snr. Specialism (2 Parts 30/20)
13 Nov 2023
11:30 PM
50
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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