TEPI313-23YA1 (D) Year A First Half 2023 (Distance)

Professional Learning and Inquiry 1

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 30 January 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 12 February 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 28 May 2023


This course supports the development of foundational professional and pedagogical understandings for teaching and learning in schools in Aotearoa New Zealand. Students will engage with the sociocultural context of schooling, Ministry of Education documents, professional frameworks and research that will support the development of positive, inclusive, learning-focussed professional practices and environments in diverse school settings. Students complete a Treaty of Waitangi workshop within the course. The course complements learning in other courses and supports preparation for the first Professional Practice course in the GradDipTchgLn primary and secondary endorsements.

*Please note this course is only available to initial teacher education students. To enrol in this course you need to be accepted and enrolled in one of our Initial Teacher Education programmes.

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. reflect upon their own cultural locatedness and identify implications for teaching in relation to the articles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi;
2. critically examine their professional learning in relation to the Code and Standards for the Teaching Profession;
3. interpret and examine professional practices that support the participation of learners from diverse ethnic and cultural groups;
4. interpret and examine teaching and learning strategies that support the development of  learner - focused school and classroom cultures; and
5. define and interpret planning and assessment principles for diverse teaching contexts and learning environments.


Timetable Note


Students enrolled in TEPI313-23Y1 (D) are required to attend compulsory face-to-face On-site Intensives in Christchurch.

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


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Teacher Identity 17 Mar 2023 40%
Foundations for Professional Learning and Inquiry 19 Jun 2023 60%

Students must pass all assessment requirements to obtain a final passing grade for this course.  Final grades will be delivered at an examiners meeting and reported using the UC common grading system.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Our code our standards : code of professional responsibility and standards for the teaching profession = Ngā tikanga matatika ngā paerewa : ngā tikanga matatika mō te haepapa ngaiotanga me ngā paerewa mō te umanga ; Education Council, New Zealand, Matatu Aotearoa, 2017.

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

Moorfield, John C; Maori dictionary : te aka Māori-English, English-Māori dictionary ; Auckland University of Technology ; Pearson Education New Zealand.

New Zealand; Ka hikitia : kokiri kia angitu, 2013-2017 ; Te Tahuhu o te Matauranga, 2013.

New Zealand; Tapasā : cultural competencies framework for teachers of Pacific learners ; Ministry of Education = Te Tahuhu o te Matauranga, 2018.

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.

Additional Course Outline Information


Students are expected to attend all scheduled course sessions, actively engage with course content and actively participate in course activities, such as oral, Zoom sessions, Adobe connect sessions and any other requirements specified by the course coordinator, in order to meet the learning outcomes of the course.

Full attendance and participation in Treaty of Waitangi workshops is a compulsory course requirements.

Students are expected to notify lecturers in writing (e.g. email message) prior to their absence, with an explanation. For extended absences (3 or more days), students should apply to the course coordinator. Extended absences must be accompanied by supporting evidence, e.g. medical certificate.

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 TEPI313 Occurrences

  • TEPI313-23X (C) General non-calendar-based 2023
  • TEPI313-23YA1 (D) Year A First Half 2023 (Distance)