TEDU105-21YC2 (D) Year C Second Half 2021 (Distance)

Cultural Studies/Te Tirohanga Ahurea

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 compulsory course will begin to prepare initial teacher education early childhood students to become competent bicultural and intercultural teachers of Aotearoa New Zealand.

*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

  • Analyse the complex influences that personal, social, historical, political and cultural factors may have on teachers, learners, families, whānau and children
  • Explain how cultural inequalities are constituted in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Examine contemporary research on teaching strategies and approaches that promote learning cultures that effectively engage culturally diverse learners
  • Develop effective and respectful communication skills for promoting inclusive teaching practices for families and whānau with young children.

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Intensive Block Course A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 Rehua 003 Music
26 Jul - 1 Aug

Timetable Note


Students enrolled in TEPI306-21YC2(D) are required to attend compulsory classes online. More information will be provided before OSI week.

Course Coordinator

Nic Dunham


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Online Blog: 5 x 10% online blog entries required by the following due dates 50% Module 2: Family Life: Due Monday 2 August 2021 Module 3: Population Dynamics - Due Monday 9 August 2021 Module 4: Stratification and social class - Due Monday 16 August 2021 Module 5: Living Places and spaces - Due Friday 23 August 2021 Module 6: Sustainability - Due 30 August 2021
Essay 03 Oct 2021 50%

Textbooks / Resources

Other Required Readings will be available on the 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.

The essay will be uploaded to Learn where it will be submitted into Turnitin - the University of Canterbury document originality checker.

Assessment and grading system

There are two assignments/tasks for this course. Each is given a mark against the assignment weighting. Final course grades will indicate demonstrated achievement at the end of the course. Final course grades will be calculated by adding the numerical grade of all assignments. A grade based upon the University D to A+ will then be assigned.

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 participate in the course sufficiently via Learn to meet the learning outcomes. Insufficient participation in a course may make the student ineligible for teaching practice. Distance students should review the audio/visual material which will be made available as soon as possible after the lecture.

Grade moderation

Internal moderation

Requests for extensions

Requests for extensions must be made formally on the course Extension Request form. Extensions will NOT be granted for any reason other than illness and or bereavement. Extensions will not be granted without an application. The Extension Request form should be downloaded from Learn and submitted with a doctor's certificate, or other relevant evidence of impairment BEFORE the due date for each individual assignment. Extensions will NOT be granted for workload or personal stresses.


Resubmissions are not permitted.

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.

Where to submit and collect work

Students will be expected to submit their assessments via the online assessment system in the Learn (Moodle) 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 do not have broadband internet access, or who have unreliable 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 $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 Educational Studies and Leadership.

All TEDU105 Occurrences

  • TEDU105-21YC2 (C) Year C Second Half 2021
  • TEDU105-21YC2 (D) Year C Second Half 2021 (Distance)