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Early childhood teachers are required to demonstrate both knowledge of and commitment to bi-cultural partnerships when working with children and their families.
This course examines the basis of this partnership and outlines the history and context of Te Tiriti o Waitangi The Treaty of Waitangi focusing on its relevance for early childhood education.
Student teachers are also introduced to te reo me ngā tikanga Māori and prepared for participation on a marae.
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.
This course is 100% internally assessed and includes a noho marae
Noho marae workshops are held over two days in at urban and rural marae around New Zealand and give you the opportunity to build your skills and knowledge required to teach effectively in a bi-cultural context.