TEPP362-24A (C) Any Time Start 2024

Professional Practice 2

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 provides students with opportunities to progress towards the demonstration of appropriate competencies and professional qualities. The course is closely linked to TEPI361, TEPI 362, TECE 359, TECE 361, TECE 358 and TECE 365. Associate Teachers assist the College to assess students' developing competence as a teacher.

Learning Outcomes

  • On the successful completion of this course students will display a level of competency expected of a beginning teacher by being able to:

    1. Discuss and apply practice that is aligned with tangata whenuatanga and Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership in Aotearoa New Zealand.
    2. Use teacher inquiry, collaborative problem solving and professional learning to refine professional capability in supporting children’s wellbeing, belonging, communication, contribution and exploration.
    3. Establish and maintain professional relationships and teacher dispositions focused on the learning and wellbeing of each learner.
    4. Apply practice that is focused on extending learning, and characterised by respect, inclusion, empathy, collaboration and safety for learners
    5. Design learning based on curriculum and pedagogical knowledge, assessment information and an understanding of each learner’s strengths, interests, needs, identities, languages and cultures.
    6. Teach and respond to learners in a intentional and adaptive way to progress learning at an appropriate depth and pace
    7. Critically reflect on practice in relation to the interconnectedness of philosophy, theory and pedagogy

    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.
    • University Graduate Attributes

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

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

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

      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

Karen Turnock

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 $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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