Courses - Faculty of Education And Social Work


Education Professional Studies Māori

Stage I

EDPROFM 100
15 Points

Te Ao Māori - Te Kākano

Introduces socio-political and historical contexts, including Te Tiriti o Waitangi, to inform understandings about Māori challenges and aspirations within contemporary New Zealand society. Examines own social and cultural locations for their impact on professional and social practices in a range of settings. Develops basic knowledge of Te Ao Māori including Te Reo me ngā tikanga Māori.

EDPROFM 101
15 Points

Te Reo Māori 1

Develops te reo Māori knowledge, skills and attitudes for learning and teaching across marautanga. Addresses issues such as strategies that support personal and professional Māori language development; historical, social and political factors that have impacted on the vitality of te reo Māori; bilingual education and Māori medium education.

Restriction: EDPROFM 205

EDPROFM 102
15 Points

Pakirehua Ngaio – Te Ako

Addresses key influences on learning and development, building and enhancing understandings of personal experiences and identity. Examines concepts central to learning and development such as self-efficacy and self-concept. Explores key aspects within the teacher’s role with an emphasis on reflection, relationship building, communication and collaboration. Introduces strategies central to the first teaching practicum. Examines te reo Māori discourse appropriate to pakirehua ngaio contexts.

EDPROFM 109
15 Points

Te Pou Tāwharau Tikanga Māori

Develops Te Reo Māori knowledge, skills and attitudes for learning and teaching across Marautanga. Addresses questions such as: What is bilingual education? How are languages acquired? What are optimal conditions for acquisition? What factors assist or impede personal Reo Māori acquisition? What key linguistic features underpin Marautanga Māori? What historical factors influenced the development of Te Reo Māori in education?

Stage II

EDPROFM 200
15 Points

Te Ao Māori - Te Mahuri

Introduction of contemporary Māori educational landscapes, policy directions, case-studies and debates to develop critical knowledge and engagement with Te Ao Māori and Māori Education. Further develops knowledge of te reo, tikanga and mātauranga Māori, and its integration with pedagogy, practice and planning relevant for all ākonga, is developed.     

Prerequisite: EDPROFM 100

EDPROFM 203
15 Points

Mātauranga: Te Whakawhanake Hapori Ako

Introduces students to selected contemporary perspectives on learning. Explores strategies that develop self-regulated and self-efficacious learners, and support learning, with a focus on Māori learners. Considers rationale and conditions for establishing connections and relationships within a responsive pedagogy alongside factors that contribute to the creation of Māori medium classrooms as effective learning communities.

EDPROFM 204
15 Points

Te Reo Māori 2

Further develops te reo Māori knowledge, skills and attitudes for learning and teaching across Marautanga. Addresses issues such as planning effectively for personal and professional Māori language development; key theories and approaches underpinning the development of bilingualism and biliteracy in Māori medium educational contexts and the pedagogical implications of these when planning for learning and teaching.

Prerequisite: EDPROFM 101

Restriction: EDPROFM 209

EDPROFM 205
15 Points

Te Whakatairanga Paetae mo te Ākonga

Explores diversity in the New Zealand context and its implications for teaching and learning. Considers strategies to address identified underachievement. Utilising psychological and sociological theory and research, the course examines practices that create effective teaching and learning environments for diverse/all learners. Teacher expectations, relationships, individual differences, classroom management and questioning are examined in relationship to contemporary approaches to teaching and learning.

Prerequisite: EDUC 140, 141 or EDUC 118, 119 or EDUCM 140, 141 or EDUCM 118, 119

EDPROFM 208
15 Points

Pakirehua Ngaio – Te Whakaako

Develops informed understandings about the nature of high quality, effective teaching practices for diverse akonga. Interprets teaching as inquiry with reference to relevant curricula. Identifies and examines specific teacher actions that support high quality, effective teaching and learning. Further develops understandings of strategies central to the second teaching practicum. Examines te reo Māori discourse appropriate to pakirehua ngaio contexts.

Prerequisite: EDPROFM 102

Corequisite: EDPRACM 204

EDPROFM 209
15 Points

Te Whiringa Pūmau o Te Reo

Further investigates Te Reo Māori knowledge, skills and attitudes for learning and teaching across Marautanga. Addresses questions such as: What key theories and approaches underpin the development of bilingualism and biliteracy in Māori medium educational contexts? What are the pedagogical implications of these when planning for learning and teaching? How can personal Māori language development be planned for effectively?

Prerequisite: EDPROFM 109

EDPROFM 214
15 Points

Te Aromatawai mō te Ako me te Whakaako

Assessments for learning, for teaching, and of learning will be examined with reference to their specific purposes, characteristics and the degrees of reliability and validity necessary for each. Emphasis will be placed on the appropriate use of assessment tools/tasks and the gathering of robust information so sound interpretations and decisions can be made about learning.

Restriction: EDUC 224, 225, 230, 231, EDUCM 230

EDPROFM 220
15 Points

Special Topic

Stage III

EDPROFM 300
15 Points

Te Ao Māori - Te Puāwaitanga

Fosters Te Tiriti responsive teacher practice, including understanding of and engagement with Māori whānau and community for productive educational relationships and learner outcomes. Applies critical knowledge and skills in mātauranga, tikanga and te reo Māori to extended planning and assessment activities suitable for diverse ākonga.

Prerequisite: EDPROFM 200

EDPROFM 302
15 Points

Te Reo Māori 3

Synthesises te reo Māori knowledge, skills and attitudes for teaching and learning across Marautanga. Addresses issues such as the support of te reo Māori revitalisation at micro, meso and macro levels; the socio-political implications of language change, shift, loss and revitalisation; planning for long-term personal Māori language development in a school context.

Prerequisite: EDPROFM 204

EDPROFM 304
15 Points

Ako ma te aromatawai - Learning Through Assessment

Addresses assessment literacy and capability through an informed examination and appraisal of the purposes, strategies and practices of assessment for and of learning. Attention is focused on the ways in which Māori medium learners and teachers can use information and evidence from classroom activities and selected New Zealand assessment tools, in particular Māori medium tools, to support and further learning and achievement.

Prerequisite: EDPROFM 203

Restriction: EDPROFM 214

EDPROFM 305
15 Points

Te Pouako Ngaio

An examination of principles of how people learn will guide inquiry into own personal teaching practice and reflection on a developing, evidence-informed personal pedagogy. Notions of teacher professionalism and how the moral and ethical nature of teaching impacts on teacher decision-making will be explored.

Restriction: EDPROFM 313

EDPROFM 307
15 Points

Pakirehua Ngaio – Te Pouako Pakirehua

Promotes development of a defensible philosophy of learning and teaching that addresses interactions and intersections between and among professional knowledge bases. Examines pedagogical, ethical and contextual factors influencing teaching practice. Facilitates critique of practitioner inquiry with reference to cognate literature and personal philosophy in relation to the final teaching practicum. Examines te reo Māori discourse relevant to pakirehua ngaio contexts.

Prerequisite: EDPROFM 208

Corequisite: EDPRACM 304

EDPROFM 309
15 Points

Te Pae Tawhiti kia Tata

Synthesises Te Reo Māori knowledge, skills and attitudes for teaching and learning across Marautanga. Addresses questions such as: How is Te Reo Māori revitalisation supported at micro, meso and macro levels? What are the socio-political implications of language change, shift, loss and revitalisation? How can long term personal Māori language development be planned for in a school context?

Prerequisite: EDPROFM 209

EDPROFM 313
15 Points

Te Pouako Ngaio

Examines theories, evidence informed practices, and attitudes that are critical to being a professional teacher. Explores concepts such as teacher self-efficacy, teacher inquiry and reflection, and factors that support the transition from student to teacher. Discusses the nature of professionalism, and the impact of expectations on teachers, including ethical obligations and legal requirements.

Prerequisite: EDPRAC 201 or 202 or EDPRACM 201

Corequisite: EDPRAC 305 or 306 or EDPRACM 302

Restriction: EDPROFM 301

EDPROFM 320
15 Points

Special Topic

EDPROFM 321
15 Points

Special Topic: Whaia te Pae Tawhiti Kia Tata

EDPROFM 322
15 Points

Special Topic

Diploma Courses

EDPROFM 600
15 Points

EDPROFM 600A
7.5 Points

EDPROFM 600B
7.5 Points

Te Ao Māori He tirohanga whakamua kia haere whakamuri

Introduces socio-political and historical contexts, including Te Tiriti o Waitangi in order to inform understandings of contemporary challenges and aspirations of Māori in educational contexts. Own social locations and cultural beliefs are examined for their impact on teacher practice and outcomes for Māori learners. Learning opportunities that critically integrate Māori language, knowledge and culture are identified and designed.

Restriction: EDPROFST 601

To complete this course students must enrol in EDPROFM 600 A and B, or EDPROFM 600

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

EDPROFM 700
30 Points

Being Māori, Thinking Theory

An exploration of theory through a Kaupapa Māori framework. Draws on te reo, tikanga and mātauranga Māori as the foundation for articulating Kaupapa Māori theory as a contemporary theoretical framework of analysis in education.

EDPROFM 701
30 Points

Special Topic: Te Reo in English Medium

Critically analyse te reo Māori revitalisation strategies and theories of language planning including developing personal te reo development plans. Developing critical knowledge, skills of mātauranga, tikanga and te reo Māori, knowledge of relevant material and curricula. Critique second language acquisition theory and develop teaching approaches that support the learning and teaching of te reo Māori and tikanga in English-medium settings.

EDPROFM 702
30 Points

Te whakaako i te reo Māori: Teaching te reo Māori

Through an exploration of second language acquisition and pedagogical processes, including an analysis of the latest learning technologies, this course will enable critical reflection on current Te Reo Māori teaching practices, enhanced language development, and an opportunity to evaluate and strengthen the effectiveness of one's own Te Reo Māori teaching practice. This course will be taught in Te Reo Māori.

EDPROFM 796A
60 Points

EDPROFM 796B
60 Points

MEd Thesis

To complete this course students must enrol in EDPROFM 796 A and B

EDPROFM 797
60 Points

EDPROFM 797A
30 Points

EDPROFM 797B
30 Points

Dissertation

To complete this course students must enrol in EDPROFM 797 A and B, or EDPROFM 797

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