This course critically analyses international issues and trends impacting upon early childhood education and care in Aotearoa New Zealand, including globalisation. The concepts of social justice and advocacy are investigated in relation to the rights of the child as articulated in United Nations Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNCROC). You will develop a pedagogical stance in relation to current trends and contemporary issues facing early childhood teachers in the 21<sup>st</sup> Century.
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
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to
- Critically analyse international trends and events that continue to shape the direction of the early childhood sector in Aotearoa New Zealand
- Discuss in depth the concept of globalisation and impacts on early childhood education, children, families, and societies with reference to UNRIP (United Nations Rights of Indigenous Peoples)
- Investigate the concepts of social justice and advocacy in relation to early childhood education
- Debate the rights of the child with reference to UNCROC (United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child)
- Develop and critically evaluate a personal and pedagogical stance in relation to a range of socio-political issues affecting early childhood teachers in the 21st Century.
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: