This professional experience placement enables ākonga to fully demonstrate they have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to work in early learning services in Aotearoa New Zealand and can meet Our Code Our Standards in a supported environment
On their final practicum ākonga will be expected to weave together all that they have learned to provide high-quality culturally relevant teaching within an early learning service. Ākonga will be expected to competently carry out the many roles of a kaiako and be able to make good teaching decisions in collaboration with others. A strong focus of this practicum is promoting equity and inclusion for diverse tamariki, through the incorporation of te reo Māori and tikanga-a-iwi and responsive, empowering relationships, teaching practices and curriculum decisions.
The Culminating Integrative Assessment (CIA) is undertaken simultaneously with the final practicum and provides ākonga with the opportunity to articulate their philosophy of learning and teaching as they prepare to graduate as a qualified early childhood/primary/secondary kaiako.
Learners who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Consistently and intentionally incorporate te reo Māori and tikanga-a-iwi in interactions, planning, assessment and the curriculum.
- Collaborate with the kaiako team to promote culturally safe, inclusive, and stimulating learning environment.
- Design and adapt learning experiences and programmes that meet the strengths, interests and learning needs of tamariki and draw on the funds of knowledge that tamariki bring from their diverse cultural backgrounds
- Manage the complexities of the teaching role, including the Key Teaching Tasks, fulfilling everyday responsibilities.
- Articulate a comprehensive philosophy of teaching and learning which refers to all Standards for the Teaching Profession.
- Use critical reflection, inquiry and research to improve their teaching and learning outcomes for tamariki.
Computer and internet requirements
To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.
You can do this course as part of these qualifications:
Course availability over the next 12 months