Self in Society

65101

A range of sociological concepts and frameworks are introduced in this course to examine the complexity of family forms, structures, and cultures participating in early childhood services.

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    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Teaching weeks 18 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 12 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

The concepts of ‘education’, ‘inclusion’, and the histories of early childhood services in Aotearoa New Zealand are examined in relation to diversity, with a focus on the differing philosophies, pedagogy, and politics of each service.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Examine a range of sociological concepts including identity, sexuality, and gender; culture, ethnicity, race and sub-cultures in light of social diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand 
  • Demonstrate a developing understanding of the concept of ‘inclusiveness’ in relation to the roles and responsibilities of the early childhood teacher
  • Discuss the rich diversity of family/whānau structures in Aotearoa New Zealand and implications for the early childhood sector 
  • Identify the range of early childhood service types in Aotearoa New Zealand with reference to their differing philosophies, pedagogies, and histories
  • Describe the socio-political nature of education and the implications for a diverse and complex early childhood sector.

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

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.

Work towards

Course availability over the next 12 months

2023
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Dec
  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Teaching weeks 18 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 12 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying