Inclusive Early Childhood Education

EDU725

This course examines the values, principles, theories, policies and practices that contribute to inclusion and provides ākonga with knowledge and understandings to support the wellbeing, diversity and uniqueness of all learners and families in early learning services.

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    Level
    7
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    Credits
    15
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    Cost
    2024
    $677 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

Ākonga will critically analyse barriers to learning and participation for diverse tamariki and whānau and explore their roles and responsibilities in promoting an inclusive environment. There is a focus on collaboration with parents, whānau, community and other agencies to support the diversity and complexity of tamariki learning needs.

Ākonga will also continue to strengthen their cultural and language learning so that they feel confident and competent to work in culturally responsive ways with tamariki, parents, whānau and communities.

 

Learners who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Critically examine the impact of assumptions and beliefs about difference and diversity, including personal beliefs, impact on relationships, learning and teaching.  
  • Describe the legislative, regulatory and professional policies related to children’s wellbeing and inclusion (e.g., child protection) and the implications for practice.
  • Discuss the responsibilities of the early childhood kaiako in promoting tamariki rights and inclusion.
  • Critically analyse current issues and debates related to diversity, the rights of tamariki and inclusion in early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Use critical theory and post-structural theory to examine their preparedness for supporting culturally relevant inclusive practice

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.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Graduate Diploma

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  •  
    Level
    7
  •  
    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    2024
    $677 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