Primary Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment 2


In this course ākonga synthesise and apply their knowledge and understandings of the New Zealand Curriculum in relation to the four curriculum areas: Mathematics and Statistics; Science, Social Sciences, and Technology. They investigate complementary research-based approaches, pedagogies and assessment, which deepen their understanding of the educative process.

This course builds on inclusive practices introduced in their first practicum. Ākonga further consider what inclusive education to meet the needs of diverse learners means for them as teachers. They acquire skills and strategies to engage children to deliver culturally appropriate, responsive, respectful and informed learning and teaching practices exemplifying partnership with parents, whānau and communities.

Learners who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Analyse the intent of New Zealand Curriculum and compare and contrast the four curriculum areas: Mathematics and Statistics, Science, Social Sciences, and Technology
  • Devise learning to support a local curriculum for Mathematics and Statistics, Science, Social Sciences and Technology curriculum areas
  • Describe how te ao Maori and Pacific knowledges shape the enacted local curriculum
  • Critique research-based pedagogies that support effective learning and teaching.


This course is 100% internally assessed


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

Course availability over the next 12 months


September enrolment dates

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16 Sep 2024
2 Feb 2025

November enrolment dates

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18 Nov 2024
6 Apr 2025

January enrolment dates

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27 Jan 2025
15 Jun 2025

June enrolment dates

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16 Jun 2025
2 Nov 2025