TEPI222-23YC2 (C) Year C Second Half 2023

Professional Inquiry: Designing for Learning

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 course will further develop students' understanding and knowledge of how to give effect to the vision of the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Students will experience, as well as learn about, the dimensions of effective pedagogy and how these dimensions inform the principles and practice of designing and implementing effective learning experiences, including good practice for Maori and Pasifika learners. Students will implement these understandings when undertaking the associated Professional Practice course.

Learning Outcomes

1. Reflect, examine, demonstrate and articulate the teacher dispositions, teacher values and culturally-based pedagogy that encourage reflective thought and action, and to become a strong advocate of culturally responsive practice for all students, and particularly for Māori and Pasifika learners.
2. Examine and articulate a range of management strategies that encourage positive and respectful relationships with all learners.
3. Examine and articulate an understanding of effective pedagogy to identify, facilitate, monitor and record learning for all children.
4. Critically engage with a variety of assessment methods to inform next steps in teaching and learning.
5. Further demonstrate development and implementation of Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga as this relates to the New Zealand Curriculum (2007)
6. Examine and articulate an understanding of teacher actions, including the successful application of digital technologies that promote children’s learning.


Timetable Note

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Chris Astall


Kaitlyn Martin and Jessie Shuker


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Developing a reflective stance 20 Aug 2023 50% Bibliography 1 - 24/7/23 Bibliography 2 and Third Space Discussion (link only) - 31/7/23 Bibliography 3 - 7/8/23 Bibliography 4 and Third Space Discussion (link only) - 14/8/23
Knowing my learners, Knowing myself as a Learner 03 Nov 2023 50% Zoom Presentation

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Hill, Mary , Thrupp, Martin; The professional practice of teaching in New Zealand ; 6th edition; Cengage Learning, 2019.

New Zealand; The New Zealand curriculum ; Learning Media for the Ministry of Education, 2007.

New Zealand. , New Zealand Teachers Council; Tātaiako : cultural competencies for teachers of Māori learners ; Ministry of Education, 2011.

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 .

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