EDUC0508 – Understanding Pedagogy

Print
Module code
EDUC0508
Module title
Understanding Pedagogy
Prescription
To introduce students to development and learning theories, pedagogy, subject knowledge, assessment and planning within an early childhood education setting.
Programmes
  • EF2005
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
60
Self directed hours
90
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
1. Identify and explore key human development and learning theories that inform their emerging early childhood teaching practice.
2. Investigate and practice pedagogical content knowledge through an understanding of curricula.
3. Observe and discuss assessment and planning for learning informed by curricula and pedagogical knowledge.
Content
• Definitions of pedagogy.
• The importance of play.
• Investigation of human development and learning theories.
• Pedagogical and content knowledge in relation to curricula and the local context.
• Design for learning and assessment informed by curricula and pedagogical knowledge.
• Unpacking the standards for the teaching profession and understanding the code of professional responsibility.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Inquiry-based learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices; Reflective Practice.
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. Students need to provide sufficient evidence against all learning outcomes and gain an overall mark of at least 50% in order to pass this module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
• Academic staff with relevant qualifications, knowledge and skills in early childhood education
• Specialist guest speakers
• Web enhancement
• Appropriate classroom
• Agreement with Field-based Practice placement to support student with their study commitments
• Face to face, Wananga, online, blended, self-directed, applied learning
Recommended Readings
Relevant required and recommended readings and resources will be updated annually prior to delivery of the module to ensure currency of the literature and resources. The annual required and recommended reading list will be provided to the students in Bachelor of Teaching (Early Years) annual Booklist and Student Module Booklet.