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Early Years Teaching

270.200 He Huarahi Ako: Māori Education for Teachers15 credits
Ma ngā ariā arotake me te kaupapa Māori e āta tātari i ngā tini hōtaka, i ngā rawa me te rangahau anō hoki i roto i ngā kura, ka tuhuratia wetahi āhuatanga o Te Mātauranga Māori. Ka honoa tēnei ki te whakawhanake i te akoranga tu pouako kia mārama ai he mea pewhea te whakaurutau atu i o rātou whakaaro hai painga mo ngā akonga Māori katoa. Drawing from Critical theory and Kaupapa Māori as analytical tools, and the analysis of various programmes, resources and research in schools, this course explores selected aspects of Māori education. It engages with the development of students' teaching, learning and understanding of Māori education while also enabling them to participate proactively as reflective thinkers and practitioners for all Māori learners.

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270.201 Te Noho Marae/Marae Learning for Teachers15 credits
Ko te kaupapa o tēnei pepa he hiki i ngā mahi o te marae mai i mua ki muri. Te whanake pukenga hoki e pā ana ki ngā wheako mo te hunga hāpori e whakaeke marae ana.

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270.203 Children's Literature15 credits
An exploration of important patterns, themes and developments in different kinds of literature for children, including novels, poetry, traditional literature and picture books. Skills in presenting literature to children are also covered.

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270.206 Childhood and Maturity in Literature15 credits
Studies on the topic of growing up, in its literary context. The course is exploratory and eclectic, with particular relevance to those who work with young people as well as the general reader. Course activity includes personal (creative) writing as well as work with critical and personal response modes.

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270.208 Spaceship Earth and Beyond15 credits
This course focuses on pedagogical content knowledge to teach astronomy and earth science in schools. An exploration of Earth's unique position in space integrates introductory astronomy and earth science concepts.

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270.213 Musicianship for Teachers15 credits
Practical studies in music performing, music creating and music listening designed to extend students' skills and knowledge as appropriate for the classroom music teacher.

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270.221 New Zealand Bush and Landforms15 credits
Understanding the unique aspects of New Zealand's flora is linked to an understanding of the geological processes that have shaped the land. This course examines the forest remnants of today and traces their ancestry. A field investigation is a significant part of this course.

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270.223 Visual Arts for Teachers: Creating and Presenting15 credits
An in-depth practical visual arts course for teachers that develops the aesthetic, technical and research skills necessary for the development of personal works in selected two- or three-dimensional media, or combinations of two- and three-dimensional media.

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270.224 Basic Social Processes15 credits
A study for student teachers from varied educational settings that investigates the social processes of interaction, control and change as exemplified by selected studies of small groups, communities and societies from the global community.

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270.225 Information and Communication Technology for Teachers15 credits
A study of the theory and practice of the following areas of technology education: information and communication technology and electronics and control technology. Students will gain knowledge about and capability in these two technological areas.

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270.226 Studies in Mathematics for Teachers II15 credits
A study of selected topics in mathematics relevant to the mathematics curriculum.

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270.237 Materials and Construction Technology for Teachers15 credits
A study of materials technology, design principles and processing techniques as they relate to technology education. Student teachers will investigate and use graphic techniques, control technologies, textiles, electronics, plastics, soft and hard materials through technology activities appropriate to educational settings.

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270.238 He Kōrero Paki15 credits
He whakamātau ki ngā kōrero a waha, a tuhi. He wānanga i ngā mōteatea a kupu nei kia hangaia e te tauira ko tōnā ake tuhinga, kōrero motuhake.

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270.286 Learning and Development and the Early Years Curriculum15 credits
A study of the dynamic, socially constructed learning and development of infants, toddlers and young children (birth to eight years old). Implications for the early years curriculum and for working in partnership with family/whanau are considered.

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