TEPP313-24A (C) Any Time Start 2024

Teaching Professional Practice 1

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 1 January 2024
End Date: Sunday, 29 December 2024
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 course and first teaching practice experience provides opportunities for pre-service teachers to enact learning about teaching and demonstrate professional skills, knowledge and dispositions. Pre-service teachers develop practice competence in school contexts, with professional support. Practice experience is focused on understanding and responding to learners, design for learning, establishing a learning-focused culture, fostering professional relationships, enacting principles relating to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and engaging in professional learning. The course and teaching practice experience are closely linked to other courses in the GradDipTchgLn programme, through which opportunities are provided for examination of practice-related challenges and contributions to assignment requirements across the programme.

Learning Outcomes

  • On successful completion of this course, participants will be able to :
    1. Demonstrate values and behaviours for teaching in a manner consistent with the teachers’ professional code of responsibility.
    2. Enact practice that demonstrates commitment to tangata whenuatanga and Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership in Aotearoa New Zealand.
    3. Demonstrate practice skills aligned with the professional standards for teaching, in relation to professional learning, maintaining professional relationships, development of learning-focused culture, design for learning and teaching and responding to learners.

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

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.



Course Coordinator

Annette Searle


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Teaching professional practice performance and evidence portfolio (including professional practice reports) 100% First Monday following conclusion of professional practice

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 (Campus)

Students are expected to attend all scheduled course sessions, actively engage with course content and actively participate in course activities prior to starting (preparation for PP) and throughout the professional practice in order to meet the learning outcomes for PP.  Insufficient preparation and/or lack of attendance in other courses prior to the practice starting may make students ineligible to undertake the professional practice.

Full attendance in an allocated school for the duration of the professional practice, for at least eight hours each day, is a requirement. Students will attend a debriefing interview with the PP lecturer after the professional practice concludes. This interview will be conducted at a University of Canterbury campus or via flexible delivery mechanisms.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $844.00

International fee $3,950.00

* 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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