TEPI416-21X (D) General non-calendar-based 2021 (Distance)

To tatou reo, a tatou tikanga

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 25 January 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 February 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 August 2021


This course will support student teachers to extend their personal proficiency in te reo Maori through a communicative approach to language learning. Emphasis will be placed on student teachers learning how the use te reo Maori in their planning for teaching and in their everyday school practices as a teacher. It will also assist student teachers to understand and evaluate their role in the revitalisation process of te reo Maori. Tikanga Maori and tikanga a iwi will be incorporated in this course through place-based pedagogies and socio-cultural understandings of knowledge. The course will draw explicitly from the core competencies of Tataiako (Ministry of Education, 2011) which will be enhanced by including the value of kaitiakitanga.

*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. Actively participate in activities, adhere to and apply tikanga at noho marae and beyond
2. Evaluate the impact of the loss of te reo Māori/ reo ā iwi and the students role in its revitalisation through various conceptual frameworks (e.g., Whare tapa whā)
3. Demonstrate progression of personal proficiency in te reo Māori and reflect on second language acquisition pedagogies using your own learning and second language acquisition theories in your analysis
4. Reflect and critique the praxis and implementation of Tātaiako including kaitiakitanga across the learning outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

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

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.


Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Field Trip A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 00:00 Onuku Marae - Akaroa
25 Jan - 31 Jan
Field Trip B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 07:00 - 12:00 Onuku Marae - Akaroa
25 Jan - 31 Jan
Intensive Block Course A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 15:00 Rehua 009
1 Feb - 7 Feb
Presentation A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 15:00 Rehua 102
25 Jan - 31 Jan
Presentation A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 14:30 Zoom
14 Jun - 20 Jun
12 Jul - 18 Jul
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
1 Nov - 7 Nov

Course Coordinator

Te Hurinui Karaka-Clarke


Jen Smith , Matiu Ratima and Nathan Riki


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Quizzes 60% Quiz 1: 10 February 2021 - Diagnostic - Required Task Quiz 2: Ko wai ahau - 17 March 2021 (15%) Quiz 3: Te Akomanga - 18 June 2021 (15%) Quiz 4: Maramataka - 11 August 2021 (15%) Quiz 5: Summative - 10 November 2021 (15%)
Group presentation 20 Oct 2021 40%

In addition to the assignments for the course, participation in a noho marae is a requirement for course completion. Learning from the noho marae will contribute to the assignments.

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

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Our code our standards : code of professional responsibility and standards for the teaching profession = Ngā tikanga matatika ngā paerewa : ngā tikanga matatika mō te haepapa ngaiotanga me ngā paerewa mō te umanga ; Education Council, New Zealand, Matatu Aotearoa, 2017.

Hill, Mary , Thrupp, Martin; The professional practice of teaching in New Zealand ; 6th edition; Cengage, 2019.

Moorfield, John C; Maori dictionary : te aka Māori-English, English-Māori dictionary ; Auckland University of Technology ; Pearson Education New Zealand.

Morrison, Scotty; Māori made easy : for everyday learners of the Māori language ; Raupo, 2015.

New Zealand; Ka hikitia : kokiri kia angitu, 2013-2017 ; Te Tahuhu o te Matauranga, 2013.

New Zealand; Tapasā : cultural competencies framework for teachers of Pacific learners ; Ministry of Education = Te Tahuhu o te Matauranga, 2018.

New Zealand; The New Zealand curriculum ; Learning Media for the Ministry of Education, 2007.

New Zealand. , New Zealand Teachers Council; Tātaiako : cultural competencies for teachers of Māori learners ; Ministry of Education, 2011.

Recommended course reading and readings for assignments:
Barlow, C. (1994). Tikanga whakaaro: Key concepts in Māori culture. Auckland, New Zealand: Oxford University Press.

Durie, M. (1998). Whaiora Māori health ( 2nd ed). Auckland, New Zealand: Oxford University Press.

Fishman, J. A. (1991). Reversing language shift: theoretical and empirical foundations of assistance to threatened languages (Vol. 76;76.;). Philadelphia;Clevedon;: Multilingual Matters.

Henderson, L. (2013). Māori potential : barriers to creating culturally-responsive learning environments in Aotearoa / New Zealand : te timatanga o Te Ara - kei whea te ara? Kairaranga, 14(2), 10-16.

Macfarlane, A., Glynn, T., Cavanagh, T., & Bateman, S. (2007). Creating Culturally-Safe Schools for Māori Students. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 36, 65-76. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1326011100004439

Mead, H. M., Grove, N. (2001). Ngā pēpeha o ngā tīpuna. Wellington; Victoria University Press.

Milne, B. (2013). Colouring in the white spaces: Reclaiming cultural identity in whitestream schools. Waikato Journal of Education, 18(2). https://doi.org/10.15663/wje.v18i2.177

Ministry of Education (2006). Instructed second language acquisition: Case studies: Wellington.
O'Regan, H. (2016). Te timataka mai o te waiatataka o te reo. [Doctoral thesis, University of Auckland]

O'Regan, H. (2001). Ko Tahu, ko au: Kāi Tahu tribal identity. Christchurch, N.Z: Horomaka Publishing.

Tau, T. M. (2003). Ngā pikitūroa o Ngāi Tahu: The oral traditions of Ngāi Tahu. Dunedin, N.Z: University of Otago Press.

Tikao, T. T., & Beattie, H. (2004). Tikao talks: traditions and tales (3 ed.). Christchurch, New Zealand: Cadsonbury.

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Honesty and integrity are important qualities for teachers. Students must maintain good character through the programme, including time in university-based study and professional practice in schools. They must act in ways consistent with the UC Student Code of Conduct and the Code of Professional Responsibility for teachers.

Also, students need to be familiar with the risks of plagiarism and how to avoid these. Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty. The UC Library has useful information on plagiarism and how to avoid it - see Library link.

All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to Academic Integrity and Breach of Instructions Regulations.

Assessment and grading system

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


Students are expected to attend all scheduled course sessions, actively engage with course content and actively participate in course activities, such as Zoom sessions, Adobe connect sessions and any other requirements specified by the course coordinator,  in order to meet the learning outcomes of the course. Students are expected to notify lecturers prior to their absence with an explanation. Extended absences must be accompanied by a medical certificate or similar (as for aegrotat provisions).

Students with less than 80% attendance are at risk of not meeting the criteria for seeking credit in the course.  The course lecturer may require evidence that they have actively engaged with the content and activities of the missed sessions.


Teaching and the course will be assessed through the regular use of UCTL evaluative instruments.

Grade moderation

Work is assessed and moderated by both course lecturers and moderated by other senior academics in literacy.

Late submission of work

Work handed in after the due date with no extension granted is considered late. Late work will be accepted up to one week after the due date. If, for any reason, you are having difficulty in keeping to the deadline for assignments, you must make contact via email with one of the course lecturers so that we can work with you as to what is possible and reasonable. Marks will be deducted for lateness. Lecturers reserve the right not to mark late work, and no work will be accepted after assignments have been returned.

Other specific requirements

All work submitted in this course would be completed using APA format and a high standard of academic writing is expected.

Conduct as an educational professional is expected. Students are advised to familiarise themselves with learning online including UC Learn before the course starts.

Requests for extensions

Requests for extension should go in the first instance in writing to the lecturer responsible for the course. It is possible to have an extension of up to 2 weeks following the published date.


One resubmit is allowed for each assignment; however no grade higher than a C will be awarded to resubmitted work.  Work that is to be resubmitted will be due one week after being returned to the student unless other arrangements are requested and granted by the lecturer.

Special Consideration of Assessment Items

Special consideration of assessment items (Aegrotat) are not available for this course and all assignments must be completed.  Where circumstances mean that students cannot submit assignment work on time, they should apply for an extension to the assignment due date.  Where an extension may be granted for an assessment, this will be decided by direct application to the Course Coordinator (in writing, e.g by email in advance of the due date) and an application to the Examiners Office will not be required.  

Applications for special considerations for late discontinuation should be submitted via the website -
see https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/study/special-consideration/how-to-apply/

For more information see Special Consideration Regulations.

Course Website

As well as attending classes, it is essential that all students regularly access the course Learn site. All course information such as the course kaupapa, notices, assessment information, required and recommended readings, audio recordings of some lectures, and other teaching resources etc. will be available on this site

Where to submit and collect work

Students will be expected to submit their assessments via the online assessment system in the Learn class site by 5.00pm on or before the due date. Assignments are automatically sent through Turnitin to check for Plagiarism on submission of assignments. 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.

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 $952.00

International fee $4,000.00

* 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 TEPI416 Occurrences

  • TEPI416-21X (D) General non-calendar-based 2021 (Distance)
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