Curriculum 4: Learning Languages and Social Sciences in Diverse School and Community Settings

15 points



This course introduces pre-service teachers to contemporary thinking related to Learning Languages and Social Sciences education in primary schools in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Students will engage with theoretical and practical frameworks for responsive teaching in Social Sciences and Learning Languages (including English as an additional language, New Zealand Sign Language, te reo Maori and other languages) that take account of learners’ diverse backgrounds and draw on local contexts. Students will examine pedagogical strategies, assessment activities and resources to support their development of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to facilitate effective learning opportunities in these two learning areas. The course will complement learning in other courses in the Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning (Primary), including Professional Practice.