TEPI306-23YC2 (C) Year C Second Half 2023

The Pedagogical Threads of Teaching/Te Umanga Ako - Tuia!

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 require students to revisit the 'threads' of the programme as part of ensuring that they are able to articulate a philosophy of teaching and have a clear understanding both of the teacher registration process and their professional responsibilities.

This course will integrate and interrogate the pedagogical threads, which the students have been addressing across their degree courses. This course will engage the students in critical analysis and reflection of their professional and personal learning, while building their confidence in best practices in teaching and learning. During the course students will articulate a philosophy of teaching and learning which is both cognisant of the pedagogical threads of teaching, the graduating teacher standards, the proponents of an ethical teacher and their emerging identities as a reflective practitioner.

Learning Outcomes

1. Articulate and justify their philosophy as an early years teacher in Aotearoa/New Zealand with Te Tiriti o Waitangi as a reference point.
2. Critically reflect on their own teaching effectiveness in relation to children’s learning and growth linking to/reflecting the intent of Our Code Our Standards
3. Critique the pedagogical threads related to teaching in early years settings.


Timetable Note

On campus Students enrolled in TEPI306-23S2(C) are required to attend compulsory face-to-face sessions at On-site Intensive

Any costs, including travel, accommodation, childcare etc, associated with attendance at the On-site Intensive are met by the student.

Course Coordinator

Anna Niles


Benita Rarere-Briggs


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Literature Review 14 Sep 2023 50%
Philosophy and critical reflection 19 Oct 2023 50%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts:    Please refer to the Course Learn Site

Recommended Readings:   Please refer to the Course Learn Site

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 TEPI306 Occurrences

  • TEPI306-23YC2 (C) Year C Second Half 2023
  • TEPI306-23YC2 (D) Year C Second Half 2023 (Distance)