TEPI105-23YC2 (D) Year C Second Half 2023 (Distance)

Teacher Identity/Nga Tirohanga Whanui

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 10 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 23 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 October 2023


This course specifically aims to give students the opportunity to examine their values, attitudes and beliefs in regard to children, childhoods, whanau and early childhood contexts, and to explore how these impact on their understandings of themselves as teachers. This course will support students to articulate aspects of their developing teaching philosophy.

*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

On the successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Identify their personal values, beliefs and attitudes and discuss how these may impact on their emerging philosophies and identities as a teacher
2. Demonstrate and reflect critically on communication skills with infants, toddlers and young children, parents/whānau, colleagues and self
3. Develop skills required for retrieving, evaluating, and presenting information
4. Demonstrate achievement of dispositions and competencies on Professional Practice


Timetable Note

Course Coordinator

Benita Rarere-Briggs


Karen Turnock


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Professional Placement and Documentation

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

McArdle, F., Gibson, M., & Zollo, L; Being an early childhood educator:Bringing theory and practice together ; Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2015.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* 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 TEPI105 Occurrences

  • TEPI105-23A (D) Any Time Start 2023 (Distance)
  • TEPI105-23YC2 (D) Year C Second Half 2023 (Distance)