TECP212-23YC2 (C) Year C Second Half 2023

Effective Classroom Practices in Literacy and Mathematics

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 10 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 23 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 October 2023


This compulsory course provides pre-service teachers with consolidation and further development of the theory and pedagogy of literacy and mathematics education. The course develops the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to successfully plan, teach and evaluate the English and Mathematics & Statistics learning areas in the New Zealand Curriculum (2007). This course develops an understanding of how to identify all children's literacy needs (with a focus on reading and written language) and builds on understandings of mathematics and statistics developed in a 100 level course. This includes the processes/procedures for planning and implementing effective programmes to meet diverse needs. There is a focus on the Number and Algebra strand with particular emphasis on Levels 3 and 4. The course also aims to prepare students for further study in higher-level courses and will complement learning in other courses in the Bachelor of Teaching and Learning, including Professional Practice.

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

1. Critically reflect on some theoretical underpinnings, relevant research, and current teaching practices in the teaching and learning of literacy and mathematics and relate these reflections to the idea of best practice.
2. Analyse the deeper layers of meaning in texts and develop, through structural analysis, teaching tools to enable children to become critical and productive thinkers about a range of texts as windows into the world.
3. Become knowledgeable about the needs of diverse literacy learners through the use of assessment practices, book selection, technologies, and appropriate pedagogies, with the aim for children to become pro-active and engaged readers.
4. To further deepen curriculum knowledge, resources and pedagogies in the application of visual, verbal and written forms of communication.
5. Articulate an understanding of the philosophy, structure and content of Mathematics and Statistics as outlined in The New Zealand Curriculum (2007).
6. Critically examine the philosophy, structure, content and implementation of the Number and Algebra strand with an emphasis on Levels 3 and 4 in particular.



TECP220, TECP210

Timetable Note

Course Coordinator

Shweta Sharma


Briarne Oldham


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Mathematics 18 Aug 2023 40%
Literacy 24 Oct 2023 60%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Texts


*Ministry of Education (2010). The Literacy Learning Progressions. Wellington, NZ: Learning Media. http://www.literacyprogressions.org.nz

*Ministry of Education, (2007). The New Zealand Curriculum. Wellington, NZ: Learning Media.
http://literacyonline.tki.org.nz/Literacy-Online/Student-needs/New Zealand-Curriculum


Averill, R. & Harvey, R. (2010). Teaching Primary School Mathematics and Statistics: Evidence-based practice. Wellington, NZ: NZCER Press.

Ministry of Education. (2012). Numeracy Book 5: Teaching Addition, Subtraction, and Place Value. Wellington, NZ: Learning Media. (New-provided free by teaching staff).

*Ministry of Education, (2009). The New Zealand Curriculum Standards: Mathematics Standards for Years 1-8. Wellington, NZ. Learning Media.http://nzcurriculum.tki.org.nz/National-Standards/Mathematics-standards.

*Ministry of Education, (2007). Numeracy Book 1: The Number Framework. Wellington, NZ. Learning Media.

*Ministry of Education, (2007). Numeracy Book 4: Teaching Number Knowledge. Wellington,NZ. Learning Media.

*Ministry of Education, (2008). Numeracy Book 8: Teaching Number Sense and Algebraic Thinking: Wellington, NZ. Learning Media.

Recommended Readings will be provided by the Lecturers.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* 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 Teacher Education .

All TECP212 Occurrences

  • TECP212-23YC2 (C) Year C Second Half 2023
  • TECP212-23YC2 (D) Year C Second Half 2023 (Distance)