TEEDU101-23B (TGA)

The Aotearoa New Zealand Educational Context

15 Points

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The University of Waikato
Academic Divisions
Division of Education
Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

Staff

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Convenor(s)

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: trish.watson@waikato.ac.nz

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: anne.ferrier-watson@waikato.ac.nz

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What this paper is about

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This paper provides critical analyses of the contexts of learning, teaching and education in Aotearoa New Zealand from a variety of historical, philosophical, political, and sociological perspectives. The paper examines political debates pertaining to education and the policies resulting from these, the historical events and political philosophies that shape institutions, and cultural and economic changes that impact the education of individuals, families, communities and society. It provides an examination of the nature and role of education as a major humanities and social sciences discipline. It is a key paper for supporting academic literacy. To understand the Aotearoa New Zealand context students need to engage in a range of academic reading modes, critique policy, and be able to interpret graphs, statistics and use different forms of information as evidence to support academic writing. The paper will foster an awareness of how theory helps us to make sense of our world, of what happens, how, and why.
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How this paper will be taught

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This paper is presented as a weekly lecture for all students and a weekly face-to-face tutorial. Many of the lectures will take place in the Hamilton campus on Mondays from 11 am - 1.00 pm, recorded on Panopto, and uploaded to Moodle. When lectures take place in Hamilton, there will not be lectures taking place on the Tauranga campus. Students will be notified in advance if/when these lectures are also live-streamed. Weekly tutorials will take place on campus, in room TCBD.2.12.

Students will be required to use a range of academic reading modes, note-taking, understanding of and critiquing educational policy, interpretation of graphs and statistics, and to use different forms of information as evidence to support and inform their academic writing.

There will be opportunities to select readings and documents where these skills can be scaffolded in context, including librarian support, online Moodle support, weekly tutorials, and lectures.

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Required Readings

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The required readings for the paper are available on Talis at: https://rl.talis.com/3/waikato/lists/6E53029B-F338-38D5-CCB4-2583342A0FFF.html?lang=en&login=1

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 appropriate undergraduate standards of university scholarship, critical reflection and analysis.
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  • Interpret and critique evidence, including graphs, statistics and other forms of information to support academic writing.
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  • Explain and comment critically on educational policies, ideas and processes shaping educational contexts in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities related to academic literacy including academic reading, writing, critique and use of evidence.
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  • Demonstrate an understanding of a range of philosophical ideas and theories that have influenced education policy and practice in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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  • Show an understanding of education within the bicultural, multicultural, philosophical, political, economic and historical contexts of Aotearoa New Zealand.
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  • Demonstrate an understanding of issues of equality of opportunity and social justice and how these have informed educational movements, policy and practice in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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  • Demonstrate a developing understanding of cultural competencies for teachers, as outlined in Tataiako.
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  • Demonstrate an understanding of the professional standards associated with a commitment to society, learners, families and whānau, as required for teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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Students must achieve an overall pass grade to successfully complete this paper. We stress that, while the assignments are not compulsory, students are expected to submit all assignments. This will be taken into consideration when assessing any special consideration (such as extensions and resubmissions).

Assignments and weighting

1) Guided reading - 20%

2) Presentation - 30%

3) Essay - 30% of the grade

4) Quiz - 20%.

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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. Guided reading
11 Aug 2023
No set time
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Presentation
4 Sep 2023
No set time
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Essay
29 Sep 2023
No set time
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Quiz
9 Oct 2023
No set time
20
  • 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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