TEPS342-18YB1 (C) Year B First Half 2018

Professional Studies 4

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
05 Feb 2018 - 24 Jun 2018


Understand teaching as a profession, by examining senior school curriculum guidelines, content requirements, assessment for learning principles, NCEA assessment procedures, and appropriate teaching and learning methodologies. For the secondary school environment, examine the philosophies and learning theories associated with socio-cultural pedagogies for teaching and learning.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Implement and evaluate teaching and learning strategies appropriate for the senior school based on knowledge of socio-cultural pedagogies.
2. Synthesise knowledge of senior school physical education content, materials and programmes to create effective teaching resources.
3. Examine the concept of teaching as a profession.
4. Analyse humanist approaches which facilitate the learning needs of diverse students.
5. Clarify existing ideas, values and beliefs about the contribution of reflective practice to the teaching and learning process and use the process of reflection to improve practice.
6. Implement and evaluate Te Ao Kori in teaching and learning processes.
7. Analyse principles and practices of assessment for learning and achievement based assessment used in assessing senior school physical education.
8. Develop and articulate a clear physical education teaching philosophy.
9. Critically analyse te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi and its implications for education.



Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 Wheki 451 12 Feb - 8 Apr
30 Apr - 6 May
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 13:00 Wheki 204 12 Feb - 8 Apr
30 Apr - 6 May

Course Coordinator

Ian Culpan


Heather Lindsay


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Portfolio of evidence of learning based on learning outcomes from the course 50%
Unit of Work Suitable to Senior School Physical Education 50%


Recommended Reading

Fraser, Deborah. , McGee, Clive; The professional practice of teaching; 4th ed; Cengage Learning, 2012.

Metzler, Michael W; Instructional models for physical education; 3rd ed; Holcomb Hathaway, Publishers, 2011.

Recommended Texts and Readings

Bourke, R. (2008). What students can teach us about learning. In A. St. George., S. Brown & J. O’Neill (Eds), Facing the Big Questions in Teaching: Purpose, Power and Learning. (pp. 155–164) Melbourne, Vic.: Cengage Learning.

Ministry of Education New Zealand.  (2007). New Zealand Curriculum.  Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.

NZ Journal of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
Quarterly of Exercise and Sport
The Physical Educator
Journal of Teaching Physical Education
NZ Journal of Sports Medicine
American Journal of Physical Education, Health, Recreation and Dance.

Additional Course Outline Information

Assessment and grading system


Due to the student centred and workshop type nature of most classes students must attend 80% of sessions (i.e. if a course has 10 sessions then students must attend at least 8 sessions). This will ensure that students can make sense of course progressions and do not miss vital information.  Exceptions to this will be considered by the lecturer on a case by case basis  Students will be required to supply supporting documentation and evidence (e.g a medical certificate) to present a case to the lecturer when considering waivers for this requirement.


Students will be asked to complete course and teacher evaluations, using the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring surveys.  Survey responses are conducted electronically and are confidential. The Faculty of Education will conduct regular graduate surveys.

Grade moderation

All course assessments in the Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) are internally and externally moderated.  A sample of your work may be used as part of this moderation process. Regular examiners meetings monitor the distribution of final grades in courses and adjustments are made if necessary to ensure reasonable consistency and comparability of course grades.

Late submission of work

An assessment is late if it is handed in after the due date, without a formal extension.  If an assessment is submitted after the due date, 5% will be deducted from the final grade for every day the assessment is late.  No assessments  will be accepted after a period of 3 days after the due date, unless an extension has been granted.


Students should refer to the Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) Course Handbook and course regulations for further information on course completing assignments and assessment.
The Award regulations for the Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) can be found within the UC Calendar.  The UC calendar is available online at:
The specific Award regulations for the degree can be found at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/publications/documents/calendar/faculty_of_education.pdf.
The College of Education assessment guidelines, which contain specific information regarding the College grading scale, late work, extensions, submission of work, reconsideration of grades, aegrotat procedures, academic integrity, and moderation of assessment can be found at:
The specific assessment details for each course, including assessment dates, can be found in the course outline which will be provided by your course lecturer at the start of the course.

Other specific requirements

All written assessment tasks and presentations must be referenced according to APA convention. (Information relating to APA referencing can be obtained from both the Central and Education Libraries.)  Notes on APA referencing can be found in the BEDPE course handbook and at the Library.  Each assessment submission requires a completed cover sheet (available on-line).

Requests for extensions

Students who cannot complete assessments by the due date should discuss their situation with the course lecturer and complete the appropriate extension form. Where circumstances are known in advance, the student should discuss these with the course lecturer at least one week days prior to the assessment due date. In circumstances where this is not appropriate, the student should discuss their situation with the course lecturer as soon as possible.


In order to pass this course students must have passed all assessment events worth more than 10% with a C minus (C-) grade or better. Students will have the opportunity to resubmit one failed piece of assessment that originally received a mark between 40% - 49%, provided they have passed all other major assessments for the course. The resubmission will receive a maximum pass grade of 50%. Resubmissions will not apply to any examinations held during the University of Canterbury examination periods.

Aegrotat considerations

Students should refer to General Course and Examination Regulation H: Aegrotat Consideration and Aegrotat Consideration: Procedures in the UC Policy Library.

Where to submit and collect work

Hard Copy Submission for ON Campus Students
On campus students assignments are to be submitted with a cover sheet to the School of Sport & Physical Education office, (behind the Rec Centre) by 5.00pm, or time directed by course lecturer, on or before the due date. Please use the drop box placed at the entrance to School office.

Marked assignments will be returned directly from the lecturer.  
Electronic Submission via LEARN (all on campus and distance students)

All students must submit their assessment via the online assessment system in the Learn (Moodle) class site, on or before the due date.  All submitted assessment work will be screened by the software Turnitin, to check for plagiarism.  There is opportunity for student to submit a draft report to monitor levels of plagiarism prior to the final submission for marking.

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. If you require assistance, please email ictservicedesk@canterbury.ac.nz, or phone 366 7001 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.

For further information see School of Health Sciences.

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