TEPRO411-23X (TGA)

Noho-ā-kura: Professional Experience 2 (Primary)

15 Points

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The University of Waikato
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Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education


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What this paper is about

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Tēna koutou katoa

Welcome to your second professional experience paper! This paper will give you opportunities to consolidate your understanding of teaching and learning in a school context in preparation for your own class/ learning space. You will be asked to consistently demonstrate critical knowledge and understanding of the teacher's professional role and to apply pedagogical practices in key teaching tasks with an increased confidence. As in Trimester A, you will be in a classroom on an ongoing basis which will support the connections you are making between theory and practice this Trimester.

Your time in school will demonstrate that you have built the capabilities and dispositions necessary for a beginning teacher in a classroom/ learning space in Aotearoa/ New Zealand. In addition, the professional requirements below must be consistently demonstrated.

Professional requirements

On graduation from an Initial Teacher Education Programme the provider must attest to The Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand | Matatū Aotearoa that you are a person:

  • of good character
  • are fit to be a teacher
  • have met the Standards for the teaching profession.

A student who has not met these criteria based on evidence collected as they engage in papers across the ITE programme cannot graduate. Indicators that you are of good character and fit to teach includes: regular and punctual attendance and positive contribution in class; the ability to relate to peers, children, teachers, and university staff appropriately; and the ability to plan for a safe high-quality teaching and learning environment. At the completion of each paper the lecturer is asked to attest to the Academic Coordinator or Programme Leader that you have displayed the attributes required of an effective teacher.

These expectations reflect the Teachers Council document entitled Our Code Our Standards: Code of Professional Responsibility and Standards for the Teaching Profession (Code of Professional Responsibility and Standards.

If you have any questions/ pātai, please do not hesitate to ask. I am looking forward to working with you all again!


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How this paper will be taught

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The professional experience is an integral part of your programme. TEPRO411 is a continuation and extension of TEPRO410.

The main focus of this paper is your time in school which will be:

- Once a week in schools until the week of September 22

- A six-week block (October 9- November 17).

In addition, the tutorials will be opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and in some cases put into practice the key ideas covered.

Students are required to attend block week (July 17). There will be an overview of the paper and the initial CIA presentation will be completed.

During Trimester B, the tutorials will support development towards the Culminating Integrative Assessment (CIA): Investigation and Signposts. Based on feedback from last trimester and the evaluative visits, the tutorials will reinforce the following topics: 1) assessment, 2) planning and 3) strategies for building a positive classroom environment.

There will be a final tutorial in November (time to be negotiated) during which the CIA Investigations will be completed.

In addition, the e-portfolio started in Trimester A will be continued and built on in Trimester B and final evidence for the CIA: Signposts gathered.

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Required Readings

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The required readings for the paper are available through this link. This reading list can also be accessed via the Reading List tab on Moodle or the Reading list tab on the library homepage.

There are no required readings but it is highly recommended that you take the time to read relevant sections of the following book. Suggestions will be given during tutorials.

Hill & Thrupp. (2019). The professional practice of teaching in New Zealand. Cengage.

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You will need to have

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- sufficient time to prepare for your time in school. Additional hours will be required as you take more responsibility in the classroom.

- a hard copy folder to the planning you print off and use to teach. Annotated plans are great evidence of your developing practice.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Reflect on the effectiveness of practice in an ongoing way using evidence from a range of sources.
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  • Demonstrate engagement with and application of Te Reo Māori, mātauranga Māori, and ngā tikanga-ā-iwi.
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  • Engage in ethical professional and collaborative relationships with colleagues, schools, and their communities.
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  • Demonstrate knowledge of the key documents that inform and influence teaching, such as the New Zealand Curriculum.
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  • Evaluate data, design evidence-based learning interventions, and implement teaching strategies across the curriculum to promote learning for individuals and groups.
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  • Demonstrate the personal and professional qualities required to meet the Standards for the Teaching Profession in a supported environment and take some responsibility for the integrity of the profession.
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  • Demonstrate progress towards meeting the requirements of the New Zealand Teaching Council's Ngā Tikanga Matatika Ngā Paerewa: Our Code Our Standards, Tātaiako and Tapasā (with support).
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  • Develop knowledge of cultural pedagogical approaches underpinned by the Tātaiako concepts of ako, wānanga, manaakitanga, tangata whenuatanga, and whanaungatanga, in order to make connections between theory and practice (with support).
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How you will be assessed

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The purpose of all requirements is to evidence your progress towards meeting the learning outcomes of this paper and standards outlined in Our Code Our Standards: Code of Professional Responsibility and Standards for the Teaching Profession.

In order to meet the requirements of TEPRO411, your TEPRO lecturer will need to view a completed portfolio by November 20 11.30pm.Your TEPRO lecturer is responsible for assessing your portfolio and the CIA, both the investigation and signposts. The investigation and signposts are both due on November 12 11.30pm. Participation in the two CIA investigation presentations is compulsory.

The evaluative lecturer and mentor teacher are responsible for assessing your progress during the professional experience. Both will independently write a report that will indicate your level of progress and achievement for this paper. See below for further details.

It is possible to pass the in-class requirements (professional experience reports) and fail the documentation requirements (CIA investigation and signposts) and vice versa. If this is the case then you will fail the paper and be required to re-enroll in TEPRO411(I) to complete the parts not completed satisfactorily.

You are advised to read the requirements carefully, note the due dates, enter these into your diary immediately so you can plan well ahead for their timely completion.

For the purposes of this paper, evidence can include but is not exclusive to videos, lesson plans, mentor teacher feedback and/ or observation notes, learner's work, learner's feedback, annotated photos, evaluative lecturer field notes and/ or report, reflections, modelling books, formative assessment notes and/ or assignments.

Presenting work in Te Reo Māori

In recognition of the status of the Māori language as a tāonga protected under the Treaty of Waitangi, and within the spirit of the Māori Language Act 1987, the University of Waikato endorses the right of its students to use the Māori language in written work for assessment within the University. If you intend to present all or part of an internally assessed work in Māori you are requested to give at least 14 days’ notice of this intention of doing so in writing to your lecturer. This helps ensure that we have the time and opportunity to make proper arrangements for marking including, when necessary, translation and external assessment. If less than 14 days' notice is given, the material presented in Māori will still be accepted. The processing of it may, however, be delayed and the opportunity to have the script marked in the original language may be reduced.

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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. Professional Experience reports
3 Dec 2023
No set time
  • Other: MyWiL
2. E-portfolio requirements/ CIA signposts
19 Nov 2023
11:30 PM
  • Online: EPortfolio System
3. Culminating Integrative Assessment: CIA Investigation
12 Nov 2023
11:30 PM
  • Online: EPortfolio System
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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