Curriculum 3

Course code 75300

This course provides the opportunity for critical analysis of current debates related to a range of curriculum areas including early literacies and numeracy, technology and media, and environmental learning. You are provided with knowledge, skills and strategies to develop and defend an informed pedagogical position and contribute to early childhood curricula and future policy directions for early childhood education.

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 7  
    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

Discuss in depth current debates about the differing approaches to early literacy and numeracy learning, including the concept of multiple literacies
Debate issues surrounding the impact of technology and media on young children’s learning
Critically analyse the place of ecological sustainability (principles and practice of environmental learning) in early childhood curricula
Critically examine the role of the early childhood teacher in enacting and evaluating early childhood curricula.


This course is 100% internally assessed


No textbooks are required for this course