Early Childhood Context

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Prerequisites: Please check entry and other requirements listed below
Workload: Approximately 7 hours per week
Availability: This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment
Delivery type: Online assisted
EFTS: 0.1667
2015 Fees: NZ students $472 + $60 annual administration fee
International students $1,419 + $60 annual administration fee

This introductory course provides opportunities for students to develop knowledge, skills and understanding for studying successfully at level 4 and familiarises students  with the licensing criteria and philosophies for early childhood services. Students also learn about Mäori as tangata whenua and the cultural heritage of both parties to Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi and engage with this in the context of the bicultural underpinnings of the Aotearoa New Zealand early childhood curriculum Te Whäriki. This course is made up of four modules:

  • Module 1 Introduction to early childhood services in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Module 2 Early childhood environments
  • Module 3 Interpersonal communication
  • Module 4 Bicultural practice