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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:
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
All our open courses have a credit value. For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates.
Module One: Introduction to early childhood services in Aotearoa New Zealand
This module is founded on the Te Whäriki principle of holistic development. Students will:
Module Two: Early childhood environments
Module Three: Interpersonal communication
This module is founded on the Te Whäriki principle of relationships. Students will:
Module Four: Bicultural practice
This module is founded on the Te Whäriki principle of family and community. Students will:
Clark, B, Grey, A.(Eds). (2010). Perspectives on early childhood education Ata kitea tepae- scanning the horizon. North Shore, Auckland: Pearson.
Information about ordering set texts can be found on our textbook page.
There are two assessments which cover all four modules of learning.