Mathematics and Science in the Early Years

EDU524

In this course ākonga become familiar with concepts that are foundational to the learning and teaching of Numeracy, Mathematics and Science including the role of appropriate resources and approaches. This course presents how play-based learning and play-based teaching are applied in the early years in these curriculum areas.

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    Level
    5
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    Credits
    15
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    Cost
    2024
    $750 NZ Domestic
    2025
  •  
    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

A focus is collaboration with parents, whanau and communities in linking to Māori and Pacific scientific knowledges and contextualising learning experiences to the local context. The curricular links between Te Whāriki and the New Zealand Curriculum are explored.

 

Learners who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Communicate a variety of theoretical perspectives relating to the early acquisition of science and mathematical concepts and numeracy skills with a specific focus on Māori and Pacific knowledges.
  • Apply play-based learning and play-based teaching approaches to the teaching of Numeracy, Mathematics and Science in the early years.
  • Apply appropriate teaching methodologies that recognise individual development and learning in order to broaden the deepen tamariki knowledge and develop their skills and dispositions in a positive manner.

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed. 

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.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree

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  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    2024
    $750 NZ Domestic
    2025
  •  
    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