EDUC0704 – Teaching as a Profession

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Module code
EDUC0704
Module title
Teaching as a Profession
Prescription
To critically examine and evaluate the role of the early childhood education teacher and expectations of the profession.
Programmes
  • EF2005
NZQA Level
Level 7
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. Critically evaluate the complex nature of early childhood teachers’ work, the relationship with curricula and the influence this has on children’s holistic learning and development.
2. Critique the ethical implications of current early childhood education regulatory and legislative documents and their professional responsibilities in relation to these.
3. Promote and contribute to effective professional practice including collaborative relationships, professional behaviour, boundaries and obligations.
Content
• Curricula appropriate to the teaching context of Aotearoa New Zealand and the impact on outcomes for learners.
• Unpacking the standards for the teaching profession and understanding the code of professional responsibility.
• Concepts of professional practice in education including collaborative relationships, professional behaviour, leadership, boundaries and obligations.
• Principles of social justice including Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
• Reflection and reflexive practice.
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.