Bachelor of Education

Te Tohu Paetahi Ako: Bachelor of Education (Teaching)

Early Years and Primary Teaching degree students studying at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi gain experience in centres and primary schools from their first year of study. They complete a six-week practicum in their first year, a six-week practicum in their second year and a eight-week practicum in their third year. As well as the undergraduate degree in teaching as a Early Years major or a Primary major, there are also postgraduate pathways into Master degrees.

What is Early Years teaching about?

Early Years teachers help to nurture and develop early childhood knowledge, abilities, social and cultural skills of tamariki nohinohi aged 0-8 years for a diverse range of Early Childhood services and Primary Schools. Teachers are responsible for the delivery of Māori Medium education where all or some of the national curriculum strands are taught in te reo Māori or English medium education taught solely in English.

What is Primary teaching about?

Primary teachers work with tamariki aged 5-13 years in Primary, Intermediate and Area schools. Teachers are responsible for the delivery of either the Māori Medium education where all or some of the national curriculum subjects are taught in te reo Māori or English medium education taught solely in English.

The programme is delivered in mixed mode.

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Start Date
Dates
24 Feb to 13 Dec 2020
Duration
Duration
40 weeks per year for 3 years
Commitment
Commitment
Intensive five day lecture series (wānanga noho) held monthly plus directed learning
Applications Close
Applications close
1 Feb 2020
Campus Location
Locations
Whakatāne, Tamāki Makaurau, Tai Tokerau
Requirements
Requirements
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Pathway
Pathway to
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Fees
Fees
$5928 (tuition) $311 (course related costs) $6239 (total) + $93.50 (Admin fee)

First year courses

AHO102 Te Reo me ōna Tikanga 1

Course Type: Core

  • 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.

AHO103  Te Ira Tangata: Human Development

Course Type: Core

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

AHO104 Te Mātauranga ki Aotearoa: Education in New Zealand

Course Type: Core

  • 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.

AHO106  Akoranga Māori: Māori Principles of Education

Course Type: Core

  • 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.

AHO107 Te Whakawhāriki i te Pūtaiao me te Hangarau: Science and Technology in the Early Years

Course Type: Major

Major title:  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)

AHO108 Curriculum in Primary 1

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Primary

  • 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.

AHO109 Practicum in Early Years 1

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Early Years

  • 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 setting

AHO110 Practicum in Primary 1

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Primary

  • 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

Second year courses

AHO202 Te Reo me ōna Tikanga 2

Course Type: Core

  • 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.

AHO204 Te Ako i ngā Reo: Language Acquisition

Course Type: Core

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

AHO207  Te Whakawhāriki i te Pāngarau me te Hauora: Mathematics and Health in the Early Years

Course Type: Major

Major title:  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.

AHO208 Curriculum 2: Primary 

Course Type: Major

Major title:  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.

AHO209 Practicum in Early Years 2

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Early Years

  • 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.

AHO210 Practicum 2: Primary

Course Type: Major

Major title:  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.

AHO215 Rumakingia te Kākano - He Manu Tuhituhi

Course Type: Elective

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

Third year courses

AHO303 Te Umanga Mātauranga: Education of Students with Diverse Abilities

Course Type: Core

  • 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

AHO304 Ngā Aria Wetewetehia i roto i te Rangahau Māori: Critical Theory in Māori Research

Course Type: Core

  • 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.

AHO305 Te Aromatawai me te Whakarite Mahere Ako: Assessment and Planning

Course Type: Core

  • 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.

AHO307 Te Whakawhāriki i te Tikanga-ā-Iwi me ngā mahi Toi: Social Studies and Arts in the Early Years

Course Type: Major

Major title:  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).

AHO308 Curriculum 3: Primary

Course Type: Major

Major title:  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.

AHO309 Practicum 3: Itirearea

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Early Years

  • 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.

AHO310 Practicum 3: Primary

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Primary

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

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