This course builds on the sociological concepts introduced in <em>Self in Society 1</em>. It provides an in depth examination of the histories of early childhood services and the political, contested nature of the early childhood curriculum.
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
You will investigate debates around what knowledge is valued and why, including ways in which dominant values are enacted in curriculum. Debates are extended to multi-cultural perspectives and the issues and tensions for early childhood teachers when attempting to meet the needs and aspirations of pluralistic societies.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to
- Examine the discourses and debates around the notion of quality in early childhood settings
- Discuss the impact of multiculturalism on a bicultural early childhood curriculum
- Demonstrate knowledge of the history, politics, key movements and people, who have contributed to the development of early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand
- Evaluate and compare the Aotearoa New Zealand early childhood curriculum with other approaches and models of educational curricula
- Outline the history and socio-political events leading to the development of the national early childhood curriculum Te Whariki in light of future directions for early childhood curricula.
This course is 100% internally assessed
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: