Becoming a Teacher in Aotearoa

EDU501

This course introduces ākonga to the profession of early childhood teaching. The past and present provision of different early childhood services in Aotearoa New Zealand are examined, with a focus on the differing philosophies, pedagogy, and politics of each service.

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    Level
    5
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    Credits
    15
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    Cost
    $677 NZ Domestic
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    EFTS
    0.125
  • Delivery type
    Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
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    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

This course includes a compulsory workshop.

Ākonga will explore mana-motuhake/self-concept with opportunities to examine their own values, beliefs, and assumptions about tamariki, whānau, learning and teaching. Ākonga will also develop an understanding of their professional and ethical obligations and responsibilities as a teacher in Aotearoa New Zealand with a focus on the regulations related to safety of tamariki, including cyber safety.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Discuss differing philosophies, pedagogies, and histories of a range of early childhood service types in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Discuss the relevant funding, regulatory, statutory, curriculum and professional framework for the early childhood education sector in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Reflect on the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and dispositions required for high-quality culturally relevant teaching in Aotearoa New Zealand early learning services.

 

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

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.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Diploma

Course availability over the next 12 months

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  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    $677 NZ Domestic
  •  
    EFTS
    0.125
  • Delivery type
    Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying