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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.
During this course you will experience a noho marae (marae stay) to gain a deeper understanding of Te Ao Maori (the Maori world) and the marae community.
This video below features interviews with students about their experiences on a noho marae visit.
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.