EDUC0604 – Field-based Teaching Inquiry D

Module code
Module title
Field-based Teaching Inquiry D
To strengthen students’ knowledge of their own early childhood teaching practice through the application of a relevant teaching inquiry.
  • EF2005
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
1. Explore and broaden their own early childhood teaching practice through inquiry and design thinking within an early childhood educational context informed by relevant academic research.
2. Select appropriate inquiry topics recognising the diverse nature of early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand.
3. Evaluate and justify how teaching inquiry effectively enhances positive learning outcomes for children within an early childhood education context
• Unpacking the standards for the teaching profession and understanding the code of professional responsibility.
• Exploration of models of inquiry and design thinking.
• Exploration of aspects of quality teaching practice and outcomes for learners.
• Te ao Maaori including practicing and developing meaningful use of te reo me nga tikanga Maaori in an early childhood education context.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Inquiry-based Learning; 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
• Students are in Field-based Practice placement that is licensed by the Ministry of Education for 12 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks of the academic semester, under the supervision of a Wintec approved Mentor
• E-Portfolio monitored by Visiting Lecturer
• Reflective practice, experiential learning in the Field-based Practice setting, praxis, literature, demonstration and instruction, self-directed learning, and on-line participation
• 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.