HEDN612-24A (D) Any Time Start 2024 (Distance)

Learning Environments

15 points

Start/End Date: The start and end dates are specific to each student. For further information please contact one of the following (as appropriate):
  • For Masters theses please contact the relevant Faculty Office.
  • For Doctoral degrees (PhD) please contact the Graduate School.
  • For other types of anytime start courses (i.e. generally courses worth 60 points or less) please contact the Course Coordinator.
Withdrawal Dates
The withdrawal dates for this course (both with and without fee refund) will be confirmed once a) the course start date and b) course length is confirmed. Students are advised to consult the department for further information.


Drawing on the cultural competency of Tangata Whenuatanga, we explore how to develop culturally responsive learning environments that provide a context for learning where the language, identity and culture of Maori learners is affirmed. We analyse and explore a range of learning environments encountered in tertiary teaching e.g. lectures, tutorials, workplace based learning & fieldtrips, specifically considering the role of hybrid/blended learning in supporting these. We examine the influence of learning environments on our teaching practice and students learning. The course offers an optional field trip to explore the concept of place based learning. Suggestions for self directed field experiences and virtual options are provided for distance students.


Subject to approval of the Head of School.

Course Coordinator

Billy O'Steen


Billy O'Steen and Christoph Teschers


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Reflection on Learning Environments 28 Mar 2024 20%
Facilitation of Mana Enhancing Experience 30% Due date: Weeks 7 - 11
New Learning Environment Design 30 May 2024 50%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,023.00

* 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.

For further information see School of Educational Studies and Leadership .

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