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Bachelor of Education – Teaching

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Bachelor of Education – Teaching

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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

This professional teaching qualification prepares students for Early Years and Primary teaching.

The three-year, full-time programme equips its graduates with teaching skills that will make a difference to all children, enhancing participation, achievement and the quality of the education they receive. It incorporates tikanga Māori, te reo Māori and Māori philosophy.

A major in Early Years prepares graduates to teach in mainstream and Māori-medium schools, early childcare centres and primary schools. A major in Primary extends that field to include middle schools and covers children aged five to 12 years.

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COURSE DETAILS
Duration:
3 Year/s
Location/s: 
Tāmaki Makaurau, Te Tai Tokerau, Whakatāne
Start Date: 
13/02/2017
Finish Date: 
03/12/2017
Applications Close: 
30/01/2017
Delivery Mode:
Mixed Mode
Total Fee for 2017:
$5879

N.B. The above fee does not include the administration levy. For more information regarding fees, please see our fees page.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry is open to applicants who meet the following requirements:

Minimum Age: 
18 years
Minimum Qualification/s: 

Student entry is open to applicants who:

  • have successfully completed a relevant Level 4 certificate; or
  • have successfully completed Level 2 or 3 NCEA (English/Mathematics).
Additional Qualifications:

Students wishing to enrol in the Bachelor of Education must:

  • provide evidence of their ability to successfully pursue and complete a Bachelor degree;
  • Demonstrate an interest or involvement in teaching and learning.
Special Entry Requirements:

Students who do not meet these criteria, but have special circumstances that warrant further consideration, can be admitted through an interview and assessment process at the discretion of the Head of the School of Undergraduate Studies.

All students offered placement in a teaching degree will be required to complete a police vetting form. Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi will forward these applications to the New Zealand Police vetting service for processing.

Further Study:

Tertiary study at Postgraduate level:

  • Master of Indigenous Studies;
  • Master of Māori Studies.
Career Opportunities:
Early Childcare Centres, Education, Kohanga Reo, Mainstream and Māori-Medium Schools, Middle Schools, Primary Schools
Course Code: AHO102
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Te Reo me ōna Tikanga 1
Description:

This course will enhance students’ abilities to actively participate in an environment with a high Māori language immersion focus. Vocabulary and sentences are extended into everyday activities in order for the language to be useful in both the class and home environments. Students will be introduced to a hands-on approach to tikanga Māori.



Course Code: AHO103
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Te Ira Tangata: Human Development
Description:

The exploration, discussion and analysis of Māori and Western theoretical perspectives of child development from pre-conception through to middle childhood.



Course Code: AHO104
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Te Mātauranga ki Aotearoa: Education in New Zealand
Description:

This paper examines Māori education from the past up to the present. By exploring social, political and cultural contexts in Aotearoa an examination is made of Māori responses to provisions of education.



Course Code: AHO105
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Ngā Mahi ā te Kaiako: Professional Practice and Inquiry
Description:

An introduction to principles underpinning the political act of teaching as a profession within Māori medium contexts.



Course Code: AHO106
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Akoranga Māori: Māori Principles of Education
Description:

Develops understanding of the learning and teaching of children within traditional Māori society and the principles of teaching and learning from a Māori worldview. It also investigates the links between teaching and learning within traditional society and contemporary principles of teaching and learning such as those espoused in kaupapa Māori theory.



Course Code: AHO107
Course Type: Major
Major TitleEarly Years
Course Title: Te Whakawhāriki i te Pūtaiao me te Hangarau: Science and Technology in the Early Years
Description:

Student teachers develop an awareness and understanding of the principles regarding the integration curriculum documents such as the national early childhood curriculum document Te Whāriki and Te Anga Marautanga Pūtaiao (science) and Hangarau (technology) – New Zealand Curricula of Science and Technology. Students will gain knowledge, skills and understandings in teaching strategies, planning and how resources can facilitate learning in science and technology from a Māori perspective in the early years (birth to eight years of age).



Course Code: AHO108
Course Type: Major
Major TitlePrimary
Course Title: Curriculum in Primary 1
Description:

Student teachers develop an awareness and understanding of the principles regarding the integration curriculum documents such as Pāngarau (Mathematics), English (language), Ngā Toi (Arts), Hauora/Hakinakina (Health/PE), Pūtaiao (Science) – New Zealand Curricula of Mathematics, Language, Arts, Health, PE and Science. Students will gain knowledge, skills and understanding in teaching strategies, planning and how resources can facilitate learning from a Māori perspective in primary education.



Course Code: AHO109
Course Type: Major
Major TitleEarly Years
Course Title: Practicum in Early Years 1
Description:

Teaching practice in Year 1 provides students with 4 weeks’ experience in the application of theory to practice in Māori-medium kura/kōhanga reo/early childhood settings (early years 0-8). In these settings students are provided with an opportunity to observe and develop a working understanding of socio-cultural theoretical and practical approaches conducive to Māori pedagogy. Students will be introduced to early childhood and junior school settings.



Course Code: AHO110
Course Type: Major
Major TitlePrimary
Course Title: Practicum in Primary 1
Description:

Teaching practice in Year 1 provides students with experience in the application of theory to practice in Māori-medium kura and primary school settings. In these settings students are provided with an opportunity to observe and develop teaching and professional competencies as well as understanding and practise of classroom organisation and management. Students will be introduced to primary school settings.



Course Code: AHO112
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Te Reo Matatini o te Pāngarau me te Reo 1: Exploring Literacy and Numeracy in Learning Experiences
Description:

An introduction to the prerequisites, practice, and principles of literacy and numeracy embedded in the learning areas within early childhood settings.



Course Code: AHO202
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Te Reo me ōna Tikanga 2
Description:

This course will enhance students’ ability to actively participate in an environment with a high Māori language immersion focus. The research into the foundations of the Māori language and its applications continues with an emphasis on kīwaha, kīrehu, reo ōpaki, reo ōkawa.



Course Code: AHO204
Course Type: Major
Major TitleEarly Years
Course Title: Te Ako i ngā Reo: Language Acquisition
Description:

This course examines and analyses the relationship between language, power and pedagogy. Students explore how these issues impact on threatened and minority languages.



Course Code: AHO207
Course Type: Major
Major TitleEarly Years
Course Title: Te Whakawhāriki i te Pāngarau me te Hauora: Mathematics and Health in the Early Years
Description:

This course is an exploration and analysis of the natural world of the Māori to develop the concepts of Pāngarau and Hauora through a Māori worldview. Students will explore how those concepts apply to Te Whāriki, Te Aho Matua, Pāngarau and Hauora and if they are appropriate for the Early Years. Implications of the theories of the development of children’s thinking will also be explored.



Course Code: AHO208
Course Type: Major
Major TitlePrimary
Course Title: Curriculum 2: Primary
Description:

This course builds on the knowledge gained in AHO108, focusing on effective teaching and assessment from a Māori perspective in primary education. Students will develop ability to effectively plan and deliver curriculum in a variety of contexts, including Pāngarau (Mathematics), English (language), Ngā Toi (Arts) and Hangarau (Technology) – New Zealand Curricula of Mathematics, Language, Arts and Technology.



Course Code: AHO209
Course Type: Major
Major TitleEarly Years
Course Title: Practicum in Early Years 2
Description:

Students examine and implement practices contributing to fulfilling the teacher’s professional responsibilities. Student teachers will observe, plan, implement and evaluate programmes for individuals and groups of children in accordance with appropriate guidelines. Critical reflective practice and principles of kaupapa Māori approaches to research will be used as the tools to drive an action research model.



Course Code: AHO210
Course Type: Major
Major TitlePrimary
Course Title: Practicum 2: Primary
Description:

Students use professional knowledge to plan for a safe, high-quality teaching and learning environment. Develops an understanding of processes and procedures needed to organise and manage a classroom at the beginning of the year.



Course Code: AHO211
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Critical Issues in Aotearoa
Description:

This course explores critical issues that have influenced Māori participation in education.



Course Code: AHO212
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Te Reo Matatini o te Pāngarau me te Reo 2: Exploring Literacy and Numeracy in Learning Experiences
Description:

Apply the prerequisites, practices, and principles of literacy and numeracy embedded in the learning areas within early childhood settings.



Course Code: AHO215
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Rumakingia te Kākano
Description:

This course explores the understanding and implementation of documents pertaining to teaching and learning in Māori-medium settings.



Course Code: AHO303
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Te Umanga Mātauranga: Education of Students with Diverse Abilities
Description:

An exploration of the philosophy of inclusion and the provision of education for learners with diverse needs from both Māori and Western traditional and contemporary perspectives. The course aims to develop teacher competencies that will cater for a variety of educational needs in inclusive settings. From an inclusive perspective, course participants will examine theories and practices related to identification, assessment and programme planning for learners with diverse needs.



Course Code: AHO304
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Ngā Aria Wetewetehia i roto i te Rangahau Māori: Critical Theory in Māori Research
Description:

The exploration of the concept of critical theory and research and its relevance to education. Within this context, the course analyses critical theory and how this school of thought exposes power relations within cultures, the emancipating properties of critical theory, and the impact and implications critical theory and research have on whānau, hapū, and iwi. This course also explores historical and new methods of Māori research.



Course Code: AHO305
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Te Aromatawai me te Whakarite Mahere Ako: Assessment and Planning
Description:

The examination of principles and practices of early years assessment and evaluation, including planning for an integrated curriculum (birth to eight years old), managing a learning environment and planning for transitions across educational environments and contexts. Students will particularly focus on models of assessment, planning and evaluation that include whānau participation.



Course Code: AHO306
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Ara Mai He Tētēkura: Educational Leadership Issues
Description:

A critical exploration of educational leadership issues in Aotearoa and beyond. The issues for discussion and critical analysis include the traditional and contemporary principles and perspectives of Māori and international leadership, the building of leadership capacity within Māori educational organisations and effective leadership for the new knowledge society.



Course Code: AHO307
Course Type: Major
Major TitleEarly Years
Course Title: Te Whakawhāriki i te Tikanga-ā-Iwi me ngā mahi Toi: Social Studies and Arts in the Early Years
Description:

Student teachers will develop an understanding of the principles of emergent curriculum design and development (or integrated approaches to curriculum development) and be knowledgeable about the skills and dispositions in lesson planning, strategies and resources for teaching social studies and art in the early years curriculum (birth to eight years of age).



Course Code: AHO308
Course Type: Major
Major TitlePrimary
Course Title: Curriculum 3: Primary
Description:

Student teachers will develop a critical understanding of curriculum design and development. Students will explore and analyse theories, concepts and techniques for quality delivery of Pāngarau (Maths), English, Ngā Toi (Arts), Tikanga-ā-Iwi (Social Studies) and Languages. A range of Māori cultural expressions, approaches and practices will also be explored to drive teaching and learning strategies.



Course Code: AHO309
Course Type: Major
Major TitleEarly Years
Course Title: Practicum 3: Itirearea
Description:

This course develops students who will be informed, reflective practitioners capable of critical inquiry into the social, political and cultural contexts of education. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the ethical and social implications of the teaching and learning process and acquiring knowledge of the politics of educational change with specific reference to Early Years teaching.



Course Code: AHO310
Course Type: Major
Major TitlePrimary
Course Title: Practicum 3: Primary
Description:

Develops positive relationships with learners and the members of learning communities. Consolidates teaching and professional competencies.



Course Code: AHO314
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Transition to School
Description:

This course critically analyses culturally responsive skills and knowledge required to support the readiness of children and families, preparing the learner for transition to school.



Course Code: MAO130
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Whare Wānanga Development
Description:

This course analyses the reasons for the establishment of whare wānanga as tertiary institutions by Māori. By exploring social, political and cultural contexts in Aotearoa, students will examine Māori responses to historical and contemporary provisions of education for Māori.



Course Code: MAO302
Course Type: Core or Major
Major TitleMāori Studies
Course Title: Te Pakaritanga 2: Advanced Māori Language
Description:

This advanced course in Māori language follows on from MAO301. The course reinforces and develops advanced skills in communication, reasoning, debating and researching contemporary social and political topics in the Māori language.