TECM101-21SU1 (D) Summer Jan 2021 start (Distance)

Te Reo me nga Ahuatanga Maori 1

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 4 January 2021
End Date: Sunday, 7 February 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 10 January 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 22 January 2021


This course provides current and aspiring early-childhood and primary teachers an introduction to te reo Maori me ona tikanga appropriate for use in learning contexts and educational settings.

The TECM101 Summer School occurrence is only open to repeat students who have not passed the course in semester one 2019.

Learning Outcomes

  • On the successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain key theories of language acquisition, and related teaching approaches and methods that support the teaching and learning of te reo Māori in various learning contexts.
  • Identify and reflect on the use of a range of pedagogical strategies and bicultural/te reo Māori resources within an educational setting.
  • Use a range of te reo Māori words, phrases, sentences, karakia and waiata.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of te reo Māori me ngā tikanga-a-iwi applicable to a variety of learning contexts, and informal contacts with whānau and community.
    • 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.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Timetable Note

Early Childhood:


Course Coordinator

Toni Torepe


Toni Torepe


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Quizzes 60% Quiz 1: 13 January 2021 Quiz 2: 27 January 2021 Final Quiz: 3 February 2021
Critical Reflection Assignment 22 Jan 2021 40%

All procedures for submission of Assessment in te reo Māori must be adhered to as per the Assessing Work Submitted in Māori Policy.


Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Moorfield, John C; Te aka : Māori-English, English-Māori dictionary and index; New expanded ed; Pearson, 2011.

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

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. Work submitted may be analysed by the software Turnitin, to check for plagiarism. Where there is evidence that cheating or plagiarism has occurred students will be awarded an X grade and the matter will be referred to the year level coordinator, and/or the Head of the School of Teacher Education.


Attendance and active participation at Zoom sessions, Adobe Connect (webinar) sessions, accessing of ECHO360 lecture recordings, completion of forum tasks and any other requirements specified by the course co-ordinator.


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 courses will be internally moderated in accordance with the processes adopted by the College of Education Health and Human Development. An examiners’ meeting will be held at the end of the course to determine the final grades and to ensure fairness and consistency.

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 lecturer 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. If the assessment is late it is automatically excluded from a resubmission opportunity unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Other specific requirements

Tertiary literacy standard
Assignments that do not meet a tertiary literacy standard will be marked but that mark will be sanctioned. The student will be given one opportunity to correct the assignment so that it demonstrates tertiary technical writing skills. These skills include the correct use of spelling (including the appropriate use of macrons when spelling Māori words), sentence structure, punctuation, paragraphing and the appropriate use of APA referencing. The corrected work must be resubmitted within seven calendar days.
Once the work is at an appropriate tertiary literacy standard the sanction on the mark will be removed.

Requests for extensions

Extensions are reserved for exceptional circumstances only and are not granted automatically. The course lecturer responsible for the assessment must be contacted by email a minimum of two working  days before the due date, and the application must be supported by relevant evidence (e.g. medical certificate, letter from counsellor). The student’s course lecturer will then make a recommendation to the course coordinator who will make a final decision. If an extension is granted there will normally be no resubmit given for that assignment. An extension will normally be for no more than two weeks and the date of the extension must be provided to the student in writing.

Extensions will not be granted because of pressure of university study, e.g. several pieces of work being due around the same time. The procedure for extensions is fully outlined in the College of Education Health and Human Development Assessment Guidelines.

Special Considerations

SWhere 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

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

Where to submit and collect work

Assignments will be submitted and returned via the Learn site. It is the responsibility of the students to check their emails at least twice a week and ensure Internet access and ability to submit their work via the online system is functioning.  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.

It is a student’s responsibility to uplift marked work and feedback in a timely manner. It is strongly recommended that students retain a back-up copy of all submitted work.

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 $785.00

International fee $3,500.00

* 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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