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This course builds upon your growing competence and confidence in becoming an ethical bicultural teacher in Aotearoa New Zealand. Te Tiriti o Waitangi plays a significant role within the teaching profession; this course provides akonga with opportunities to navigate the relationships of our country's founding document, Tangata Whenuatanga pedagogies and their relevance to Early Childhood Education and Primary teaching contexts. The continual strengthening of te reo Maori applications and Tikanga Maori articulations are essential features of this course; these provide robust foundations towards implementing bicultural curricula for the early childhood and primary sectors. Ways of doing or Tikanga Whakaako in language learning allows akonga to reflect on their own language acquisition strategies and make relevant associations to key theories and/or principles of Second Language (L2) Acquisition.
On the successful completion of this course, you will be able to:Demonstrate appropriate use of words, phrases, sentences, karakia, whakataukī, kīwaha and waiata suitable for early childhood settings, the primary classroom and beyond.Participate in and reflect on a noho marae experience in terms of Māori pedagogy, language and cultural values underscoring their significance for early childhood and primary educational settings.Locate and critique research and literature related to the teaching and learning of te reo Māori me ngā Āhuatanga Māori including iwi and hapū based knowledge to strengthen the early childhood and primary sectors.Demonstrate an understanding of research, pedagogies, philosophies appropriate teaching approaches and methods that support the learning of te reo Māori as a second language.
TEPI220 and TEPI221
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.
There are two pieces of graded assessment for this course, each assignment is weighted 50% each. Satisfactory completion of each assignment to at least a pass grade (C-) is required to pass the course. Students must also complete a noho marae to pass this course.
Students must attend and participate in the course sufficiently to meet the learning outcomes. Insufficient (less than 80%) attendance in this course may make the student ineligible for Professional Practice Placement. Students must also complete a noho marae to pass this course.
Formal and informal evaluation will take place in accordance with the relevant Course Evaluation Policy, to provide feedback to staff about the relevance and validity of what has been learned as well as the quality of course delivery.
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.
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. If the assessment is late it is automatically excluded from a resubmission opportunity unless there are exceptional circumstances.
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.If the work is at an appropriate tertiary literacy standard the sanction on the mark will be removed. If it is not it will be given a fail grade.
Extensions are reserved for exceptional circumstances only and are not granted automatically. The course coordinator 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 coordinator will then 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.
The decision to grant a resubmission will be made by the course coordinator and will be subject to the student concerned having demonstrated a satisfactory level of course attendance and participation. Normally a resubmit will only be considered for assignments which meets most of the pass criteria and meets the tertiary literacy standards and which is within the ‘D’ range (40.00 – 49.99%). Assignments which have been resubmitted are restricted to a minimum passing grade (C- or 50%) for that assessment. The time frame for students resubmitting work will normally be no more than two weeks and the date of the resubmission must be provided to the student in writing.
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.
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
Assignments will be submitted and returned via the Learn site. 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 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. 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).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.
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.
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School of Teacher Education