HEDN612-24S1 (D) Semester One 2024 (Distance)

Learning Environments

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


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.

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 14:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Billy O'Steen


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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