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This course supports the development of foundational professional and pedagogical understandings for teaching and learning in schools in Aotearoa/ New Zealand. Students will critically engage with 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 PGDipTchgLn 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.
On the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1. critically examine their own cultural locatedness and draw upon theory to identify implications for teaching in relation to the articles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi; 2. critically appraise their professional learning in relation to the Code and Standards for the Teaching Profession;3. interpret and critically appraise professional practices that enhance the participation and achievement of learners from diverse ethnic and cultural groups 4. interpret and critically appraise teaching and learning strategies that support the development of learner - focused school and classroom cultures; and5. interpret and integrate planning and assessment principles for diverse teaching contexts and learning environments.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
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.
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
Education studies in Aotearoa : key disciplines and emerging directions
NZCER Press, 2019.
Moorfield, John C;
Maori dictionary : te aka Māori-English, English-Māori dictionary
Auckland University of Technology ; Pearson Education New Zealand.
Ka hikitia : kokiri kia angitu, 2013-2017
Te Tahuhu o te Matauranga, 2013.
Tapasā : cultural competencies framework for teachers of Pacific learners
Ministry of Education = Te Tahuhu o te Matauranga, 2018.
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.
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.
Domestic fee $995.00
International fee $4,250.00
* 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