Courses - Faculty of Education And Social Work


Education Foundation

Foundation Courses

EDFOUND 10F
15 Points

Academic Literacy I

An introduction to relevant academic literacy and study skills, providing students with skills to access a wide range of information literacy strategies.

EDFOUND 11F
15 Points

Academic Literacy II

Extends students' academic literacy into more complex uses of information, academic writing and reading skills, and strategies for management of time and resources.

EDFOUND 12F
15 Points

Introduction to Computing

Introduces students with little previous computing experience to basic word processing, database development and spreadsheets. Course participants choose work related tasks to develop word processing, database and spreadsheet skills. These skills will be embedded in the context of tertiary study.

EDFOUND 13F
15 Points

Child Development and Learning

An overview of language and learning development, introducing strategies for helping children to develop as learners and readers.

EDFOUND 14F
15 Points

An Introduction to the New Zealand Education System

Introduction to the education system of New Zealand. Includes a focus on the diversity of education at all levels. Introduces students to the historical development of the New Zealand education system and the governance of this system, to the curriculum in New Zealand with a focus on the concept of 'curriculum', the range of current curriculum documents and the professional nature of teaching.

EDFOUND 15F
15 Points

Mathematics Preliminary

Basic mathematics including an understanding of arithmetic ideas (knowledge and strategies), fractions, decimals and percentages; ratio and proportion, algebraic thinking, measurement using the metric system, and estimation and its uses in context.

EDFOUND 16F
15 Points

Science and Mathematics for Teaching

Mathematics and science for teacher education students in preparation for degree level study.

Prerequisite: EDFOUND 15F

EDFOUND 17F
15 Points

Pasifika Academic Literacy

Particular consideration will be given to an understanding of the 'whole' person within Pasifika contexts, teaching and learning processes for success, self-management strategies, and development of communication skills.

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