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.
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
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.
Noho marae are held 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 bicultural context. You will attend three noho marae during your degree.
There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.
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: