Nga Ritenga Toru: Professional Practice 3

    Course details

    • Code: TECE.6021
    • Fee: $1,487*
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 30
    • EFTS: 0.25
    • Subject: Early Childhood
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class50 (approximate total hours)
Work experience210 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)

Course Aim

In this course student teachers have the opportunity to examine a wide and diverse range of historical and contemporary early childhood education approaches, contexts and issues, and reflect on the implications of these for the ethical and professional teacher working within a community of practice. Student teachers will develop the ability to articulate their own values and beliefs in relation to the encountered course content, the role of a teacher within a community of practice and the bi-cultural character of Aotearoa/New Zealand and to apply this knowledge and understanding within an early childhood education setting.

Learning outcomes

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

  1. Discuss the characteristics and philosophies of a range of early childhood education approaches and explain how these relate to own emerging personal, professional philosophy of teaching and learning.
  2. Identify and explain the complex influences that personal, social, and cultural factors may have on teachers and learners.
  3. Discuss and problem-solve some of the ethical dilemmas that early childhood teachers face.
  4. Explain and apply the principles of a community of practice in an early childhood education setting.
  5. Demonstrate developing skills and knowledge in te reo me ngā tikanga Māori.
  6. Describe and explain the benefits of reflective practice and demonstrate how it contributes to their development as a student teacher.
  7. Demonstrate teaching strategies, including those related to social competence for supporting the development and learning of infants, toddlers and young children.
  8. Demonstrate aspects of the New Zealand Teachers Council’s Graduating Teacher Standards for teaching practice 3 to a satisfactory level or above.

*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