TECE359-19YB (D) Full Year B 2019 (Distance)

Te Reo me nga Tikanga Maori

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 28 January 2019
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 22 February 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 23 August 2019


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 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Field Trip A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Thursday 16:30 - 00:00 Noho Marae 28 Jan - 3 Feb
01-P2 Friday 07:00 - 15:00 Noho Marae 28 Jan - 3 Feb
Intensive Block Course A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 16:00 Rehua 529 4 Feb - 10 Feb
Intensive Block Course B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00 Rehua 103 Project Workshop 28 Jan - 3 Feb
Intensive Block Course C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00 West 505 29 Apr - 5 May
Intensive Block Course D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 Wheki 105 22 Jul - 28 Jul
Intensive Block Course E
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 16:00 Wheki 104 22 Jul - 28 Jul
Optional A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 17:00 Rehua 427 Technology Workshop 15 Apr - 21 Apr
Optional B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 Rehua 427 Technology Workshop 15 Apr - 21 Apr

Timetable Note


Students enrolled in TECE359-19X(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 2019

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

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Moorfield, John C.1943- , Moorfield, John C; Maori dictionary : te aka Maori-English, English-Maori dictionary; Auckland University of Technology ; Pearson Education New Zealand.

Morrison, Scotty; Maori made easy :for everyday learners of the Maori language; Raupo, 2015.

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. Assessment procedures will follow the policies of the UC College of Education Health and Human Development Assessment Guidelines. Final grades will be calculated and reported using the UC Common Grading Scale.


Attendance at On-site intensive sessions is expected throughout the course.  Attendance and active participation at Zoom sessions, Adobe connect sessions (webinar), and any other requirements specified by the course coordinator is required.


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

All assignments must be submitted on or before the due date.  If an assignment is late (without a prior arranged extension), then it will normally not be marked.   however, if the course coordinator is notified within 24 hours of the due date and there is a genuine issue, for which evidence must be given, it may be considered but the assignment grade is usually restricted to a minimum passing grade (50%) for that assessment.


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 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 course coordinator to make a decision about whether or not to grant an extension.

Extensions will not 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.

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.

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 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.)

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 $761.00

International fee $3,188.00

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

For further information see School of Teacher Education.

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