Nga Rereketanga-Ahurea: Diversity

    Course details

    • Code: TECE.5026
    • Fee: $744*
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Early Childhood
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class72 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 2
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)

Course Aim

In this course students will explore the notion of diversity and how it relates to early childhood education in Aotearoa/New Zealand. The concepts of biculturalism and multiculturalism will be introduced as students investigate culture, explore issues related to racism and identify strategies which will support effective cross cultural understanding. The concept of inclusion will be explored in relation to culture, age, gender, special needs. Strategies for providing an inclusive programme will be identified.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss the bicultural nature of Aotearoa/ New Zealand and what this means for early childhood provision.
  2. Discuss the multicultural nature of Aotearoa/ New Zealand and what this means for early childhood provision.
  3. Discuss issues that impact on diversity in Aotearoa/ New Zealand society today.
  4. Identify and discuss issues and agencies related to the early childhood teacher’s responsibility for the care, protection and inclusion of infants, toddlers and young children.
  5. Identify and describe inclusive strategies for working with diverse infants, toddlers and young children and their families in early childhood education.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017