TECE359-18X (D) General non-calendar-based 2018 (Distance)

Te Reo me nga Tikanga Maori

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
05 Feb 2018 - 18 Nov 2018


This course will develop students' competence in oral and written Maori, their understanding of tikanga as a foundation for working in early childhood and an understanding of Maori concepts, understandings and issues within education and the wider community.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and pronunciation of te reo Māori
  • Use te reo Māori vocabulary, sentence structures and waiata acquired demonstrate oral competency appropriate for early childhood settings
  • Participate in and adhere to marae-based tikanga including noho marae
  • Analyse strategies for helping children develop competence in te reo me ngā tikanga Māori in early childhood settings
  • Explore and analyse issues related to Māori within education and the wider community.

    SEE http://www.education.canterbury.ac.nz/coursegroups/graddiptchlnec.shtml FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

Timetable Note


Students enrolled in TECE359-17X(D) are required to attend compulsory face-to-face On-site Intensives in Christchurch.

Please follow this link to find the OSI (Onsite Intensive) details OSI 2017

Any costs, including travel, accommodation, childcare etc, associated with attendance at the On-site Intensive are met by the student.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Toni Torepe


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Oral Assessment 08 Aug 2018 40%
On-Line Quizzes 60% Mini Quiz #1 (5%) due: 13 March; Mini Quiz #2 (5%) due: 22 May; Mini Quiz #3 (5%) due: 22 August; Final Quiz (45%) due: 24 October;


Required Texts

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

Contribution to the NZTC Graduating Teacher Standards
TECE359 contributes to the following NZTC Graduating Teacher Standards:
Standard 2d, 3c, 4e, 6a, 6c, 6d, 6e.

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.

Assessment and grading system

The assignments are graded against the University scale A+ to E. Satisfactory completion of the course overall to at least a C- grade is required in order to pass the course. All assessments must be submitted.

Grading Scale
Grade    GPA Value        Marks

A+              9            90 – 100
A                8            85 – 89.99
A-               7            80 – 84.99
B+              6            75 – 79.99
B                5            70 – 74.99
B-               4            65 – 69.99
C+              3            60 – 64.99
C                2            55 – 59.99
C-               1            50 – 54.99
D                0            40 – 49.99
E               -1             0 – 39.99

The score for each assessment item will be aggregated for the final grade. Normally a student will need to pass all assignments in a course. However, at the time of the examiner's meeting when one of the grades for an assignment is just below the passing grade and the other grades are at a satisfactory level, the examiner may also consider factors such as attendance, engagement and the tertiary literacy standard of the assignment. In consultation, the examiner may decide to award the aggregated scores/grades. Assessment procedures will follow the policies of the UC College of Education assessment Guidelines. Final grades will be calculated and reported using the UC Common Grading Scale.


Attendance at intensive sessions is expected throughout the course. Students must also participate in the course sufficiently via Learn to meet the learning outcomes.


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

Grade moderation

The College undertakes a process of internal and external moderation of assessment. This is to ensure that the assessment system is fair, equitable, consistent and manageable.

Late submission of work

FLO assignments after the due date, with no extension granted, are considered 'late'. 'Late' work will be accepted up to one week after the due date. The highest grade a late assignment can achieve is a C grade. Lecturers reserve the right not to mark late work, and no work will be accepted after assignments have been returned. Please refer to the Assessment Guidelines for Students for additional information.


Please refer to the TECE359 Te Reo me ngā Tikanga Māori LEARN site for specific details of assignment requirements.  
Please also refer to the TECE359 course kaupapa for information (this will be available on the TECE359 LEARN site).

Other specific requirements

1. Oral assessment requires submission of oral audios to be submitted electronically through the course Learn site.
2. On-line quizzes will be conduted electronically through the course Learn site.

Requests for extensions

Under exceptional circumstances (e.g. illness, accident, bereavement or critical personal circumstances) individual students may be granted an extension of the due date for an assignment. There is, however, a limit to the length of time that an extension can be granted and this should be negotiated with the course co-ordinator in the first instance. Extensions will not normally be given for longer than one week from the due date, unless exceptional circumstances prevail. Extensions are not granted automatically to students. Requests for extensions should be emailed to the course co-ordinator at least two days prior to the due date for the assignment. Relevant evidence such as a medical certificate or a letter from a counsellor may be required in order for the course co-ordinator to make a decision about whether or not to grant an extension. A copy of the course co-ordinator’s email confirming the extension (if granted) and any supporting documentation must be attached to and submitted with the assignment. Extensions will not normally be granted because of pressure of university study, e.g. several pieces of work being due at about the same time. Students are encouraged to plan their work in a realistic manner and in advance so that they can meet their assessment deadlines.


If work meets most of the criteria required to pass, the student may be given the opportunity to resubmit an assessment to bring it to a passing standard. Resubmissions are restricted to work that is originally submitted on or before the due date or extension date due. Late assignment will not be considered for resubmission. A resubmitted assignment that meets requirements will be awarded a minimum passing grade. A resubmitted assignment that does not meet the passing standard will be awarded a ‘D’.

Special consideration of assessment items

Students may apply for special consideration if their performance in an assessment is affected by extenuating circumstances beyond their control, where:
(a)  they have suffered an acute illness, injury, or other reasonably unforeseeable circumstances:
i.    which has prevented them from completing any major item(s) of work for assessment in a course; or
ii.   which has impaired their performance (including by interruption of pre-assessment revision) to the extent that the result(s) are likely to underestimate their true and evidenced level of mastery of the material in the course;
i.    they have been selected to perform, compete, adjudicate, or officiate as a national sporting representative at national or international competitions; or
ii.   they are members of a national cultural group on tour nationally or internationally.
Please note that applications must be supported by evidence.  Further details are available at the above link.

Applications for special consideration should be submitted via the Examinations Office website http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/ within five days of the assessment.

Where an extension may be granted for an assessment, this will be decided by direct application to the Course Co-ordinator and an application to the Examinations Office may not be required.

Special consideration is not available for items worth less than 10% of the course and may not be available for some other items of assessment as specified in Course Outlines.  (Refer to specific Course Outlines for this information.)

Students prevented by extenuating circumstances from completing the course after the final date for withdrawing, may apply for special consideration for late discontinuation of the course. Applications must be submitted to the Examinations Office within five days of the end of the main examination period for the semester.

NB: 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

Students will be expected to submit their assessments via the online assessment system in the Learn class site by 5.00pm on or before the due date. The lecturer may also ask students to submit assessment work through the software Turnitin, to check for plagiarism. If this option is available students will submit work through Turnitin and obtain a report, after submitting assignments for marking via the Learn site. It is the responsibility of the students to check their Internet access and ability to submit their work via the online system.  Any technical difficulties should be notified well in advance of the due date so that assistance can be provided or alternative arrangements can be negotiated. (Students who have unreliable internet access are advised to attend to this early in the course to prevent last minute pressures.) If you require assistance, please email ictservicedesk@canterbury.ac.nz, or phone 0800 763 676 ext 6060.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $746.00

International fee $3,038.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

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