Part 1: What it means to be a teacher in Aotearoa New Zealand
a. Identify at least one statutory or regulatory requirement and one professional requirement that underpin the Standard you have chosen and explain how these requirements inform this Standard.
b. Explain how the standard you have chosen connects with each of the four commitments in the Code for Professional Responsibility.
c. Being a teacher in Aotearoa New Zealand requires engaging in professional, respectful and collaborative relationships.
Critically discuss how you intend to do this in your practice by:
1.describing the specific actions you will take to engage in professional, respectful and collaborative relationships
2.explaining how these actions will contribute to your meeting the Standards for the Teaching Profession
3.referring to at least two key sources of guidance (in addition to Our Code Our Standards: Code of Professional Responsibility and Standards for the Teaching Profession) to support your discussion.
a. Using the Aotearoa New Zealand Code of Professional Responsibility: Examples in Practice (as cited in your course materials), identify three key issues this case study raises in relation to specific commitments from the code. Consider both the immediate issues as well as potential issues and risks.
b. Discuss the teacher’s perspective on the issues you have identified and any possible justification for the teacher’s actions.
c. Discuss different ways the teacher’s actions could be perceived by others (consider learners, wh?nau, society, the teaching profession and government agencies such as the Ministry of Education).
d. Recommend responses or actions that would lead to a positive outcome, including measures the teacher could have taken to prevent the situation from occurring in the first place. Reference key sources of guidance to support your recommendation such as legislation, professional standards and guidelines.