TEPP206-23A (D) Any Time Start 2023 (Distance)

Professional Practice: Focus on Numeracy and Literacy

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 2 January 2023
End Date: Sunday, 31 December 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Students are advised to contact the Faculty of Education, Health and Human Development - Professional Placement Team (professional.practice@canterbury.ac.nz) to confirm a) approval to enrol in an anytime placement and b) start and end dates. The withdrawal dates (both with and without fee refund) is the Friday prior to the placement commencing.


This is a 200 level compulsory course which focuses on integrating and applying the theoretical knowledge of the BTchLn courses in early childhood settings for a 5 week period. TEPP206 Professional Practice 4 has a particular focus for students on their role in the provision of numeracy and literacy experiences within an early childhood context of Aotearoa New Zealand.

*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:
  • Reflect on the responsibilities and relationships associated with the teaching of infants, toddlers and young children at a Year 2 level.
  • Demonstrate professional dispositions at a satisfactory level or above.
  • Demonstrate competencies at a satisfactory level or above.
  • Demonstrate the ability to set and achieve goals and engage in reflective practice as appropriate for a Year 2 student.

    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

Michelle Clarke


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
TEPP206 Portfolio and Report Book 100% Due Date: To be advised by Course Coordinator

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Dreaver, Kate. et al; Kei tua o te pae : assessment for learning : early childhood exemplars ; Published for the Ministry of Education by Learning Media, 2004.

Moorfield, John C.1943- , Moorfield, John C; Maori dictionary : te aka Māori-English, English-Māori dictionary ; Auckland University of Technology ;Pearson Education New Zealand.

New Zealand; Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008 ; Published under the authority of the New Zealand Government, 2008.

New Zealand; Te whāriki a te Kōhanga reo ; Te whāriki : he whāriki mātauranga mō ngā mokopuna o Aotearoa = Early childhood curriculum guidelines ; Ministry of Education, 2017.

New Zealand; Te whatu pōkeka : kaupapa Māori assessment for learning : early childhood exemplars ; Published for the Ministry of Education by Learning Media, 2009.

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to Regulation J of the General Course and Examination Regulations. Work submitted may be analysed by the software Turnitin, to check for plagiarism. Where there is evidence that cheating or plagiarism has occurred students will be awarded an X grade and the matter will be referred to the year level coordinator, and/or the Head of the School of Teacher Education.

Assessment and grading system

Assessment procedures will follow the established policies of the Te Kaupeka Ako | Faculty of Education Assessment Guidelines. Assessment for professional practice placements is competency based. See the ‘Assessment Guidelines for Students’ for further information on grades and criteria.


A student seeking credit in any course must attend such lectures, and perform satisfactorily such oral, practical, written and other work as the Head of Department/School concerned may require.

Students are expected to attend all scheduled course sessions, actively engage with course content and actively participate in course activities in order to meet the learning outcomes for PP.  Insufficient attendance in courses (less than 80%) may make students ineligible for professional practice.

Full attendance in an allocated ECE setting for the duration of practicum, for at least eight hours each day, is a requirement. Please refer to the PP handbook for further information. Students will attend a debriefing interview with the PP lecturer after the placement concludes. This interview will be conducted at a University of Canterbury campus or via flexible delivery mechanisms.


Formal and informal evaluation will take place in accordance with the relevant Course Evaluation Policy, to provide feedback to staff about the relevance and validity of what has been learned as well as the quality of course delivery

Grade moderation

The courses will be internally moderated in accordance with the processes adopted by the Te Kaupeka Ako | Faculty of Education.   An examiners’ meeting will be held at the end of the course to determine the final grades and to ensure fairness and consistency.

Special Considerations

Once a placement has started, if for reasons beyond their control, students are prevented from completing a placement or suffer significant impairment, they may apply for what is known as “special consideration”. University of Canterbury Special Consideration provisions for this course will apply only to late discontinuation (withdrawal) from a course.

A detailed description of special consideration and materials to support the applications process are available at: Special Considerations Process :  

This information replaces any previous references to special consideration, Aegrotat or Backdated (Late) Withdrawal in the Course Information System, Learn or Course Outlines.

If you are unclear about the implications or process please discuss with your Course Coordinator or contact the Student Advice team for assistance.

Course website

As well as attending classes, it is essential that all students regularly access the course Learn site. All course information such as the course kaupapa, notices, assessment information, required and recommended readings, audio recordings of some lectures, and other teaching resources etc. will be available on this site.

Where to submit and collect work

Documentation will be uploaded to OneDrive..

For ICT help call our free call number 0508 UC IT HELP (0508 824 843) or on 03 369 5000.  Monday to  Friday, 8am to 5pm (excluding public and university holidays).

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 .

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