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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. 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.
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.
If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course contact us
This course includes a compulsory 5 week full-time practicum placement in an early childhood centre and a 2 day workshop.
To study this course you will require access to a computer, the Internet and email.
There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.