Early Childhood Professional Practice

4302

Early childhood educators are required to demonstrate an understanding of children’s learning and development based on relevant theories and to plan, implement and evaluate learning experiences which are  consistent with Te Whäriki. This course provides students with the opportunity to develop the professional attributes and behaviours expected of an early childhood educator working in a range of early childhood settings.

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    Level
    4
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    Credits
    20
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    EFTs
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2019
    Online/Print   
  • Workload

    For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study.

  • Cost
    2019
    NZ students $472 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $1,419 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Intakes
    2019
    This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment.
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    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us

Module One: Understanding children’s learning and development

· Outline basic concepts of socio-cultural theory, attachment theory and early brain development.
· List the special characteristics of infants, toddlers and young children and give examples for each characteristic.

Module Two: Child as learner

· Identify and apply three observation methods in documenting children’s learning and outline what learning is taking place.
· Describe the ways in which children make sense of their world through creativity, expression, thinking and technology.

Module Three: Working with Te Whäriki

· Explain the term ‘curriculum’ as it is used in Te Whäriki and discuss how the strands of contribution, communication and exploration are implemented within an early childhood setting.
· Identify a child’s interest and plan for and assess their learning.

Module Four: The professional context

· List articles of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child and explain their implications for practice.
· Describe ethical behaviours and attributes expected of an early childhood educator.

Assessment

100% internally assessed

Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.
  •  
    Level
    4
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    EFTs
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2019
    Online/Print   
  • Workload

    For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study.

  • Cost
    2019
    NZ students $472 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $1,419 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Intakes
    2019
    This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment.
  •  
    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us