TEPP305-23A (D) Any Time Start 2023 (Distance)

Professional Practice: Assessment and Planning

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.


TEPP305 Professional Practice 5 has a particular focus for students on assessment and planning in an early childhood context of Aotearoa New Zealand. Students will be expected to integrate knowledge and skills from year one and year two courses and be able to observe and engage in planning and assessment within the centre programme.

*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

  • By the conclusion of the course students will be able to:
    1. Demonstrate the teacher dispositions to a satisfactory level.

    2. Demonstrate at least 80% of the Year 3 competencies to a ‘met’ level within the Professional Practice Lecturer's Report.

    3. Demonstrate at least 90% of the Year 3 competencies to a ‘met’ level within the Associate Teacher’s Report.
  • Te Whāriki
  • Current theory and related literature
  • Kei Tua o Te Pae (books 1 – 20), Te Whatu Pokeka/Kaupapa Māori assessment

    4. Critically evaluate professional growth towards Our Codes Our Standards

    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

Rikke Betts


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Report Book & Portfolio Due: First Monday back after placement is completed

Professional Practice documentation in Report Book and Portfolio completed and requirements met to satisfactory or above standard.

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.

On submitting assignments, students must confirm that the work being handed in is original and their own work.


Students will be expected to conduct at least one pre-placement visit at their allocated early childhood setting.  Full attendance in the early childhood setting  for the duration of the practicum, from at least 8.00am - 4.00pm each day, is a requirement.  Students will attend a debriefing interview with their PP lecturer after the placement concludes. This interview will be conducted at a University of Canterbury campus or via flexible delivery mechanisms.

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.

Where to submit and collect work

Professional Practice Report Book:  Distance students should submit their Professional Practice Report Book the Professional Practice Administrator by the due date.

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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