TEDU201-21YC1 (D) Year C First Half 2021 (Distance)

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 February 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 28 May 2021


This course develops knowledge about learning and assessment and the relationships between learning, teaching and assessment in school and early childhood education contexts. It gives initial teacher education students opportunities to develop knowledge for teaching and learning by examining what is known about the conditions for learning and emerging issues regarding the role of assessment in learning.

Learning Outcomes

Students completing this course will be able to:
1. Describe relationships between theories of learning, learning experiences and practices of assessment in education contexts.
2. Identify features of the classroom/centre environment which can affect learning, teaching and assessment and demonstrate an understanding of how these features affect learning, teaching and assessment.
3. Use principles of sound assessment to evaluate assessment resources, processes, and procedures in schools or early childhood centres.
4. Explain how to interpret, use and report assessment information in a way that fosters learning.

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.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Timetable Note

1. Please note that the single lecture shown above is included as part of the Onsite Intensive (OSI) week for distance students who are attending the OSI week. This lecture will be recorded and made available to all TEDU201 students, both campus and distance.
2. All Campus lectures are recorded. Distance students are required to view all lectures as soon as they become available through Learn.  The Lecture Schedule is available for all students on Learn.

Course Coordinator

Veronica O'Toole


David Pomeroy and Anna Niles


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
On Line Quiz 1 01 Apr 2021 45% This quiz includes 25 multi-choice items and one essay. It takes place via LEARN, our UC Moodle platform.
On Line Quiz 2 11 Jun 2021 45% This quiz includes 25 multi-choice items and one essay. It takes place via LEARN.
Five Forum Posts 10% Term 1: Term 2: Five Forum discussion posts via LEARN. Each forum post is worth 2% provided that each post is : (a) no less than 250 words in response to the Forum Discussion Question as posted on LEARN with references as required; (b) submitted before 11.55pm on selected Fridays.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Ormrod, Jeanne Ellis , Anderman, Eric M., Anderman, Lynley Hicks; Educational psychology : developing learners ; 9th edition, global edition; Pearson, 2017.

You are recommended to purchase the eBook version of this book shown as  “Educational Psychology: Developing learners, Global Edition (9e) Mylab/Mastering with Pearson eText”, available for purchase through the Pearson Education Web-site: https://www.pearsoned.co.nz/9781292288482
Student Registration Instructions for MyLab Education, will be available through LEARN by the start of TEDU201, in 2021.

Optional Hard Copy Version with MyLab Education.

Students who wish to purchase a hard copy of Educational Psychology: Developing learners, Global Edition (9e) 9th Edition, 2017, must order this through the University Bookshop (UBS) to ensure that you get the correct version that includes MyLab Edu (Education) access.

For hard copy textbook orders, and delivery options, please contact the University Bookshop (UBS) on 0800 827 266 (03 364 2043) or by email. See the UBS website for further information.

Library Copy of Text Book
A limited number of hard copies only, will be available for three-day loan through the Library.

Other Recommended Reading
Smith, Anne B. (2013). Understanding children and childhood: A New Zealand perspective, 5th ed., Wellington: Bridget Williams Books.

A limited number of hard copies of this book will be available for three-day loan through the Library. The electronic version is also available through the Library.  This is recommended reading for Early Childhood and Primary school relevance in the socio-cultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Your lecturers will identify relevant sections as appropriate throughout the course.

Nuthall, Graham (2007). The hidden lives of learners. Wellington: NZCER Press.
Available from the library

Other Readings as posted on Learn during the course.

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 TEDU201 Occurrences

  • TEDU201-21YC1 (C) Year C First Half 2021
  • TEDU201-21YC1 (D) Year C First Half 2021 (Distance)