TEPI314-23YA2 (D) Year A Second Half 2023 (Distance)

Professional Learning and Inquiry 2

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 builds upon TEPI313 Professional Learning and Inquiry 1 and TEPP313 Professional Practice 1. It provides an opportunity for students to deepen understandings of professional and pedagogical aspects of teaching. Students will engage with contemporary educational issues and practice challenges including pedagogies for diverse learners and learning environments, and digital leadership. There is an emphasis on becoming an inquiring and reflective teacher, using ‘teaching as inquiry’ and evidence-based approaches to enhance learning. The course will prepare students for the associated Professional Practice course and also complement learning in other courses in the Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning.

*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 successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Examine practice challenges and dilemmas from an inquiry stance
2. Identify and describe evidence-based professional practices that enhance teaching and learning in support of Māori and diverse learners.
3. Draw on understandings of theory and practice to explain practice challenges and dilemmas in relation to possible causes, evaluating teacher responses and decision-making
4. Critically examine own professional learning and practices in relation to the code and standards for the teaching profession

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Employable, innovative and enterprising

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

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.




Assessment Due Date Percentage 
The inquiring teacher 28 Jul 2023 40%
Analysis of a teaching dilemma arising from professional practice 01 Nov 2023 60%

Students must pass all assessment requirements to obtain a final passing grade for this course.  Final grades will be delivered at an examiners meeting and reported using the UC common grading system.

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 TEPI314 Occurrences

  • TEPI314-23YA2 (C) Year A Second Half 2023
  • TEPI314-23YA2 (D) Year A Second Half 2023 (Distance)