TECP113-21YC2 (D) Year C Second Half 2021 (Distance)

The Arts in the NZ Curriculum

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 21 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 22 October 2021


This course provides pre-service teachers with an introduction to the theory, and pedagogy of teaching Music, Visual Arts, and Dance and Drama in the New Zealand primary school context. The course develops the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to successfully plan, teach and evaluate the Arts learning areas in the New Zealand Curriculum (2007). The course also aims to prepare students for further study in higher-level course and will complement learning in other courses in the Bachelor of Teaching and Learning, including Professional Practice.

*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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the learning area ‘The Arts’ in the New Zealand Curriculum (2007) and how the vision, principles, values, and key competencies of the New Zealand Curriculum (2007) can be developed in and through each of the distinct four disciplines: Dance, Drama, Music-Sound Arts and the Visual Arts
  • Demonstrate developing ‘literacies’ in each discipline area
  • Demonstrate skills in the use of digital technologies to support teaching and learning in The Arts
  • Use relevant research to inform the continued development of pedagogical practices that will foster and extend student learning in, through and about Dance, Drama, Music-Sound Arts, and the Visual Arts
  • Demonstrate the pedagogical and subject content knowledge needed to design relevant and inclusive programmes for their future students in the Arts.

    If you enrol in this course as a distance student, you need to attend a block course either in Christchurch, Nelson or Rotorua.  All accommodation and travel costs are to be met by the students.

    SEE BtchLn (Primary) Course Groups FOR FURTHER DETAILS

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Intensive Block Course A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00 Rehua 528
26 Jul - 1 Aug
02 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 Rehua 528
26 Jul - 1 Aug
03 Friday 13:00 - 16:00 Jack Mann 102 DW1 26 Jul - 1 Aug
Intensive Block Course B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 Jack Mann 102 DW1
26 Jul - 1 Aug
02 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 Jack Mann 102 DW1
26 Jul - 1 Aug
03 Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 Jack Mann 102 DW1
26 Jul - 1 Aug

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Patrick Shepherd


Nicki Dabner , Ian Bowell and Annette Searle


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Arts Practice Assignment 30 Aug 2021 50%
Arts Theory Assignment 24 Sep 2021 50%

Textbooks / Resources


TECP113 Course Texts, Tools, Equipment and Materials

All students must ensure they have regular internet access that will enable them to complete the online modules in the course and access the online resources/readings/websites available in the TECP113 site on Learn. http://learn.canterbury.ac.nz/course/view

1. Music - Sound Arts:

If you want further resources, we recommend the music texts below.  (NB these are not compulsory).

We recommend that if you are coming to music for the first time, you opt for recorder.    NB: this is not taught on campus but is an option for Distance students.

Recommended Texts Music - Sound Arts

Goodyear, S. (1984). The New Recorder Tutor, Book 1.Descant (or Tenor). International music publications: England. (Only students who choose recorder purchase this).

All students will be required to purchase either a descant recorder or have access to a guitar or a ukulele.  

2. Dance & Drama:

There are no compulsory texts for these components of the course. However, please prepare for the on-site class dance and drama sessions as follows:
You need to come to each session with:
•       The New Zealand Curriculum
•       A water bottle
•       Comfortable clothing so you can move freely
•       Pen and paper for note taking

3. Visual Art:

Recommended Texts Visual Art
1. Ministry of Education. (2005) Pasifika Visual Arts: A Resource for Teachers of Years 7-10. Wellington: Learning Media.

2. Ministry of Education. (2007). He Papahuia Toi Maori: Maori Visual Culture in Visual Arts Education-
Years 1-6. Wellington: Learning Media.

It is recommended that all students purchase an A3 sized art portfolio.

DISTANCE option only : Practical tools and materials

In order to complete your practical Visual Art work you will need to purchase or locate the tools and materials you need for these. A full list of what you need to obtain is available on the TECP113 Learn site

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

Assessment information should be read in conjunction with the Assessment Guidelines for Students and relevant UC Policies and the UC Calendar General Course and Examination Regulations. It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with this information.  

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

A Pass is 50 marks or over.


Distance students must engage with course materials via the online modules, participate in weekly online group discussions in the LEARN site, and complete the work provided in course related study guide. Distance students must attend the scheduled OSI sessions for the TECP113 Arts course. Students must notify lecturers prior to their absence (via email) with an explanation. Multiple absences online must be accompanied by a medical certificate or similar.


The course will be formally evaluated.

Grade moderation

Subject to internal and external moderation procedures.

Late submission of work

Work is late if it is handed in after the due date, without an extension having been granted.  Work submitted up to five working days of the due date will be marked, but will only be eligible for a minimum passing mark in that assignment. Work received after five working days will not be marked and will receive a failing grade.

All assignments will be submitted via Learn dropboxes.

Requests for extensions

Extensions are reserved for exceptional circumstances only and are not granted automatically. In 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. Extensions will not be granted because of pressure of university study, eg 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.

A request for an extension should be emailed to the Course Coordinator (patrick.shepherd@canterbury.ac.nz) at least three days prior to the due date for the assignment. If you apply for an extension, you will be asked to supply a medical certificate or other relevant evidence of special circumstances (e.g. a letter from a counsellor). Students who cannot meet these regulations because of extended illness or unusually exceptional circumstances must apply to the Head of School (or their nominee). Students will be notified of the outcome of their extension application via email.

Extensions will not normally be given for longer than one week from the due date unless exceptional circumstances prevail. No extensions will be granted after the due date of the assignment.


Resubmissions are not available for this course.

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

Students display academic integrity when they submit for assessment work that is their own. When this is not the case, the students are engaging in cheating or dishonest practices. 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. It is unacceptable to submit sections of work completed for one course as part of an assignment for another course.

Where to submit and collect work

All assignments will be submitted via Learn dropboxes.

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.

All TECP113 Occurrences

  • TECP113-21YC2 (C) Year C Second Half 2021
  • TECP113-21YC2 (D) Year C Second Half 2021 (Distance)