This course provides student teachers with opportunities to develop the professional knowledge, skills and dispositions required to work in a range of early childhood services and settings.
Delivery type2019Trimester 2 2019
Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course.
Cost2019NZ students $830 + $60 annual administration fee
International students N/A + $60 annual administration fee
Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying
The first practicum introduces student teachers to pedagogical skills, bi-cultural practices, and professional behaviours to ensure inclusive and respectful relationships with young children, their families and whānau. There is a focus on providing safe, welcoming and interesting environments for young children through the development of pedagogical skills such as observation, and a sound knowledge of early childhood regulatory requirements.
This course includes a compulsory 5 week full-time practicum placement in an early childhood centre and a 2 day workshop.
To sumbit your practicum placement details please fill out this form.
On successfully completing Year 1 Practicum in a licenced early childhood centre, you will be able to
- Demonstrate a range of appropriate pedagogical practices, professional behaviours and qualities during teaching practicum
- Demonstrate a developing ability to develop inclusive, respectful, ethical, and professional relationships with children and their families and whanau.
- Use a range of observation and assessment methods to gather information about children to support their learning and development
- Contribute to the maintenance of a safe physical environment including predicting potential hazards and acting to minimise risk of harm
- Outline a range of teaching strategies and resources to support children’s learning and development in te reo me nga tikanga Māori
- Discuss own pedagogical practice when working with children and their families, with reference to theory, current research, early childhood curriculum and teaching experiences in early childhood settings
- Demonstrate an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the early childhood teacher including culturally relevant approaches to working with children from a range of ethnic, socio-economic and cultural background.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of teaching responsibilities under the statutory and regulatory requirements for early childhood services and the role of government agencies.
This course is 100% internally assessed.
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.
Lecturer / Tutor
You can do this course as part of these qualifications: