TECE105-22YC2 (D) Year C Second Half 2022 (Distance)

Integrated Curriculum/ Ako and Whanaungatanga

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 20 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 23 October 2022


This course provides initial teacher education students with the knowledge of the central role of relationships in children's learning. The course will give an introduction to current theoretical debates related to early childhood curricula, investigating what is meant by the term 'curriculum'. Through the course students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the influence of early childhood curriculum document(s) in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand and the notion of learning through play and the importance of relationships in achieving this. The course aims to bring students to an understanding of how a range of domains can be brought together through a holistic and integrated approach to create meaningful learning experiences for children.

*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

  • On the successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Examine the significance of relationships in children’s learning and development
  • Explain the central role of play in the lives and learning of children
  • Describe how a range of domains of learning can be brought together into an integrated programme within the Aotearoa/New Zealand context
  • Demonstrate an understanding of bicultural holistic learning experiences for infants, toddlers and young children that upholds the principles of the early childhood curriculum document(s) in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Intensive Block Course A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00 Rehua 427 Technology Workshop
25 Jul - 31 Jul
Intensive Block Course B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 15:00 Rehua 427 Technology Workshop
25 Jul - 31 Jul
Presentation A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 Rehua 009
25 Jul - 31 Jul

Course Coordinator

Benita Rarere-Briggs


Karen Turnock


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Mini Essay 50%
Professional Portfolio 50%

There are two pieces of assessment for this course, each assignment is weighted 50%. A pass is a mark of 50 or above for the aggregated grades of assignment 1 and assignment 2,

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

New Zealand; Te whāriki a te Kōhanga reo ; Te whāriki : he whāriki mātauranga mō ngā mokopuna o Aotearoa = Early childhood curriculum guidelines ; Ministry of Education, 2017.

New Zealand; Te whatu pōkeka : kaupapa Māori assessment for learning : early childhood exemplars ; Published for the Ministry of Education by Learning Media, 2009.

Recommended Reading

Arthur, Leonie; Programming & planning in early childhood settings ; 4th ed; Thomson, 2008 (2013 Price $118.79).

Dockett, Susan. , Fleer, Marilyn; Play and pedagogy in early childhood : bending the rules ; Cengage Learning, 2008 (2013 Price $118.79).

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.

Assessment and grading system

There are two pieces of assessment for this course, each assignment is weighted  at 50%. assignments are graded against the University scale A+ to E. Satisfactory completion of the course assignments to at least a C- grade overall is required. Both assignments 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


Students must attend and participate in the course sufficiently to meet the learning outcomes. Insufficient (less than 80%) attendance in a course may make the student ineligible for teaching practice.


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 of Education, Health and Human Development 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

Work submitted after the due date with no extension granted is considered late.  Late work will not be marked, unless exceptional circumstances apply (e.g. illness, accident, bereavement or critical personal circumstances).  Relevant evidence such as a medical certificate or a letter from a counsellor may be required in order for the course-coordinator to make a decision about whether or not to mark late work.  No work will be accepted after assignments have been returned to students. The highest grade a piece of late work can receive is a C-

Other specific requirements

Assignments must be word processed in Times New Roman 12 point font with 1.5 line spacing. Every page must be named and numbered. Keep a copy of all work.

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 coordinator 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 coordinator 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 lecturer to make a decision about whether or not to grant an extension. A lecturer may also ask for a copy of work completed up to the time of the extension request in order to determine if an extension may be granted.  A copy of the course coordinator'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.


Resubmissions are restricted to work that is originally submitted on or before the due date. Late assignments are not normally considered for resubmission unless there are exceptional circumstances. If the student’s assignment work meets most of the criteria required to pass, they may be given the opportunity to resubmit the assignment to bring it to a passing standard.
Students will have one week from the return of an assignment, to resubmit their work. A resubmitted assignment cannot be awarded more than the minimum passing grade.

Special Considerations

Where for reasons beyond their control, students are prevented from completing an assessment or suffer significant impairment, they may apply for what is known as “special consideration”. University of Canterbury Special Consideration provisions may apply to impaired performance, non-completion of assessment items, and 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.  

Generally speaking, applications for special considerations should be lodged within five working days of the due date of that assessment item. For more details on this, please refer to the Special Considerations Regulations.

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.

Course Website

As well as attending classes, it is essential that all students regularly access the course Learn site. All course information such as the course kaupapa, notices, assessment information, required and recommended readings, audio recordings of some lectures, and other teaching resources etc. will be available on this site.

Where to submit and collect work

Students will be expected to submit their assessment via the online assessment system in the Learn course site by 5.00pm on or before the due date.  The lecturer will 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.

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 $799.00

International fee $3,600.00

* 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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