TEPI413-24YA1 (D) Year A First Half 2024 (Distance)

Professional Learning and Inquiry 1

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 29 January 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 11 February 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 26 May 2024


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.

Learning Outcomes

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; and
5. interpret and integrate planning and assessment principles for diverse teaching contexts and learning environments.


Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Intensive Block Course A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 15:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
29 Jan - 4 Feb
Intensive Block Course B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00 Rehua 329
29 Jan - 4 Feb
02 Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00 Rehua 529
29 Jan - 4 Feb
03 Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00 Rehua 003 Music
29 Jan - 4 Feb
Intensive Block Course C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00 Rehua 329
29 Jan - 4 Feb
Intensive Block Course D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:30 Rehua 009
5 Feb - 11 Feb
Presentation A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 08:30 - 10:00 Rehua 003 Music
29 Jan - 4 Feb


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Teacher Identity 15 Mar 2024 40%
Foundations for Professional Learning and Inquiry 17 Jun 2024 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.

Attendance and Engagement (Distance students)
Full attendance and participation in the on-site intensive programme, Tiriti o Waitangi workshops, and noho marae are compulsory requirements of the programme.

Students are required to actively engage with all course content and activities including Zoom workshops, lecture recordings, readings, online modules, and any other requirements specified by the course coordinator, in order to meet the learning outcomes of the course.

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. Alternative tasks that demonstrate engagement with course content missed due to absences must be completed if provided.

Attendance issues and/or lack of engagement with course content and activities may impact your ability to pass the course and/or complete the 'Teaching Professional Practice' associated with this course.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Textbooks

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

Primary Endorsement Only
Ratima, M. T., Smith, J. P., Macfarlane, A. H., &  Macfarlane, S. (2020). The Hikairo Schema for Primary: Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning. New Zealand: NZCER Press.
Secondary Endorsement Only

Karaka-Clarke, T. H., Smith, J., Rātima, M. T., Macfarlane, A. H., Macfarlane, S., Maitland, R., Davies, L., Kururangi, K., Stevens, S. (2021). The Hikairo Schema for Secondary: Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning. New Zealand: NZCER Press.

Course Resources
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.

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: Te Mātaiaho- The refreshed curriculum; Ministry of Education Te Tahuhu o te Matauranga, 2023.

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,023.00

* 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 TEPI413 Occurrences

  • TEPI413-24YA1 (C) Year A First Half 2024
  • TEPI413-24YA1 (D) Year A First Half 2024 (Distance)