Course

Learning, Development and Culture 2


Course code 75202

In this course you will examine the contextualised nature of learning and development and the socio-political contexts in which key theories foundational to early childhood education were formed. You will also learn to analyse the impact of differing abilities, home situations, socio-economic backgrounds, and linguistic and cultural diversities on young children’s enculturation. There is a focus on teaching strategies and approaches to support children’s home languages and cultures in multi-cultural early childhood settings.

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 6  
    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    

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course contact us

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Examine and critique the historical, cultural, social and political contexts in which key development theories informing early childhood education were formed 
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of socio-cultural approaches and concepts in relation to the learning, socialisation and enculturation of young children
  • Discuss in depth theoretical approaches and strategies for working with children with differing abilities and from a range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the elements of language acquisition including the maintenance of cultural heritages
  • Discuss in depth the role of family, culture and community in early language acquisition and the implications of linguistic and cultural diversity for early childhood education.

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed

Textbooks

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

Lecturer / Tutor