Identity, Language and Culture 1

EDU516

This course will build on ākonga understanding of the importance of culturally relevant and inclusive teaching. The aim of the course is to strengthen te reo Māori of ākonga and to introduce them to Pacific languages, New Zealand Sign Language and other languages in use in Aotearoa New Zealand so that they can support the cultural and linguistic diversity of all tamariki in early learning services.

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    Level
    5
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    Credits
    15
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    Cost
    $642 NZ Domestic
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    EFTS
    0.125
  • Delivery type
    2022
    Trimester 3 2022 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 provides ākonga with an opportunity to learn more about Kaupapa Māori theory, Pasifika approaches, language acquisition theories, and inclusive practice. Ākonga will use curriculum and supporting documents to evaluate their own knowledge and skills and develop their cultural competence and confidence.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of language in children’s identity, learning and development with specific reference to te reo Māori, Pacific languages and New Zealand Sign Language.
  • Describe key language acquisition theory elements that support tamariki to acquire their cultural identity through language.
  • Reflect on their preparedness for supporting culturally relevant practice in early learning services.

Assessment

100% internal assessment 

Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course

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:

Bachelor's Degree

Course availability over the next 12 months

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  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    $642 NZ Domestic
  •  
    EFTS
    0.125
  • Delivery type
    2022
    Trimester 3 2022 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying