Learning and Teaching in the Early Years 2

EDU726

This course builds on ākonga understanding of high-quality early childhood teaching.
Ākonga will continue to develop their understanding of the Te Whāriki approach to learning and teaching, including assessment and planning approaches.

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    Level
    7
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    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
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    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us

They will learn more about theories, curriculum and pedagogical approaches so that they can facilitate infants, toddlers and young children’s learning across all strands of the curriculum.  

Ākonga will also further explore research and inquiry frameworks that enable them to investigate and critique policy and practice issues.

They will strengthen their understanding of why high-quality early childhood education is essential to improving learning and wellbeing outcomes for tamariki, in particular Māori and Pacific.

Learners who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Critically analyse the significance of theories and cultural perspectives to understanding learning and development of infants, toddlers and young children.
  • Investigate ways to enact an integrated, negotiated and localised curriculum.
  • Articulate professional knowledge in relation to relevant curriculum decisions to support infants, toddlers, and young children’s learning and development and high-quality early childhood education.
  • Critically analyse assessment, planning and evaluation approaches that are consistent with Te Whāriki and its bicultural intent.
  • Critically reflect on the opportunities and challenges of being a reflective teacher-researcher.

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:

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

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us