Self in Society 3

Course code 75303

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 21st Century.

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

  • 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.

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