Professional Practice and Pedagogy 2

Course code 75205

This course will provide you with opportunities to develop your professional knowledge, skills and dispositions that will be required when working in a range of early childhood services and settings. The second practicum will further develop your pedagogical skills and professional knowledge to enable a full contribution to the early childhood setting.  There will be a focus on supporting infants, toddlers and young children’s social competence through inclusive practice and pedagogies. You will be required to implement a range of teaching strategies including socio-cultural approaches to assessment and bi-cultural practice.

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


  • Contribute fully to the early childhood setting and to the teaching team, through being involved in activities, experiences, events, and relevant meetings 
  • Use socio-cultural assessment methods to gather information about children to support their learning and development 
  • Respond to the complexity and culture of each setting in curriculum decisions and use a range of teaching strategies and resources to support children’s learning and development
  • Select and implement learning experiences that support infants, toddlers and children’s social competence in early childhood settings
  • Incorporate bicultural understanding into pedagogical practices and professional behaviours during teaching practicum


  • Articulate what it means to be a teacher and a member of a profession and consistently behave in ways that engender the confidence, trust and respect of their community 
  • Critically evaluate an implementation of socio-cultural assessment and planning based on a sound understanding of Te Whāriki, the abilities and interests of the children, and the aspirations and values of their families, whanau and communities 
  • Evaluate the use of your teaching kete


This course is 100% internally assessed


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

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