Self in Society 1

Course code 75101

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

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 5  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1 enrol by 5 Feb 2019 to start 18 Feb 2019
    Trimester 2 enrol by 24 Jun 2019 to start 8 Jul 2019
  • Delivery type
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1 & 2 2019 Online/Print   
  • Workload

    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.

  • Fees
    2019 :  
    NZ 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  

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.


This course is 100% internally assessed


There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.

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