Professional Practice and Pedagogy

65105

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.

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    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $855 NZ Domestic
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Teaching weeks 18 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 12 hours per week
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    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 submit 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

Practice

  • 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

Pedagogy

  • 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.

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

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  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $855 NZ Domestic
  •  
    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