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This course explores, develops and critically assesses communicative teaching and learning methodologies and strategies for a range of learners and learning styles in Maori bilingual and immersion settings. Students will explore and critique international models and practices in first and second language teacher and assessment. Students will design effective language programmes and assessment practices appropriate to age group and language experiences of learners, inclusive of Maori values and cultural practices. Students will also activate their new knowledge with a practical experience in a Maori medium setting. Note: this course will be taught through the medium of te reo Maori.
On the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1. Critically evaluate international first and second language teaching methodologies and impement them into the teaching of te reo Māori in bilingual and immersion settings 2. Research, analyse and evaluate the language acquisition needs of a variety of learners and apply scaffolding approaches that move learners from basic proficiency to more cognitively demanding language structures3. Guided by relevant curriculum documents in a Te Waipounamu / Waitaha context Engage in rigorous intellectual analysis and evaluation of language programmes which incorporate communicative language teaching methodologies and principles, and apply them in te reo Māori in bilingual and immersion settings 4. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of tikanga Māori that underpin teaching and language pedagogy by applying and implementing mātauranga Māori including whakataukī, kīwaha, rotarota; pūrākau and waiata into language learning programmes using local iwi (Ngāi Tahu) content and contexts5. Research and apply theories of first and second language acquisition pedagogies in their classroom professional practice teaching experience in a Māori medium setting6. Critically analyse and evaluate their professional practice teaching experience in a Māori medium setting
Subject to approval of the Programme Coordinator
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Attendance and Engagement Requirements (Campus students)Full attendance and participation in campus intensive programmes, Tiriti o Waitangi workshops, and noho marae are compulsory requirements of the programme. Students are required to attend all scheduled course workshops and lectures. Students are also required to actively engage with course content including readings, online modules and related activities, and any other requirements specified by the course coordinator, in order to meet the learning outcomes of the course.Students are expected to notify lecturers in writing (e.g. email message) prior to their absence, with an explanation. For extended absences (3 or more days), students should apply to the course coordinator. Extended absences must be accompanied by supporting evidence, e.g. medical certificate. Alternative tasks that demonstrate engagement with course content missed due to absences must be completed to a satisfactory standard if provided. Attendance issues and/or lack of engagement with course content and activities may impact your ability to pass the course and/or complete the 'Teaching Professional Practice' associated with this course.
Domestic fee $2,046.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
Maximum enrolment is 25
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School of Teacher Education