TEPP102-23A (D) Any Time Start 2023 (Distance)

The Profession of Teaching: Understanding Learning

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 2 January 2023
End Date: Sunday, 31 December 2023
Withdrawal Dates
The withdrawal dates for this course (both with and without fee refund) will be confirmed once a) the course start date and b) course length is confirmed. Students are advised to consult the department for further information.


This course is designed to deliver through practical application and first-hand experience in classrooms, the necessary curriculum and pedagogical content required of primary teachers. These experiences enable the student, his/her lecturers and associate teacher to systematically evaluate his/her developing knowledge and skill, identify emergent needs, and to record the student's progress in achieving course learning outcomes.

*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, participants will be able to:
    1. Professional Learning - uses reflective strategies to identify and refine own teaching practices, including the use of te reo me ngā tikanga Māori  
    2. Learning Environment – selects, explains and applies strategies for developing contextually appropriate professional relationships with ākonga, whānau and colleagues
    3. Managing Learning - selects, explains and applies a range of key teaching practices that support relationships and learning for all ākonga
    4. Designing Learning– explains and applies a ‘framework for learning’ approach to support ākonga learning in a variety of learning areas including English and Mathematics
    5. Teaching - assumes a teaching role in the classroom/learning space for the equivalent of at least three days

    Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): the Friday prior to the placement commencing
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund) – available only through a special consideration application for late discontinuation.


Timetable Note

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Chris Astall

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

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

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 TEPP102 Occurrences

  • TEPP102-23A (D) Any Time Start 2023 (Distance)
  • TEPP102-23YC2 (D) Year C Second Half 2023 (Distance)