Teaching & Learning: ECE Curriculum studies in Aotearoa New Zealand

    Course details

    • Code: TECE.8002
    • Fee: $2,231*
    • Level: 8
    • Credits: 45
    • EFTS: 0.375
    • Subject: Early Childhood
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class100 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Co-requisiteTECE.8003, TECE.8004 or TECE.8005, TECE.8006
Related programmes Master of Teaching Early Childhood Education;
Master of Teaching Early Childhood Education (Bilingual);

Course Aim

Using Māori world views of whakapapa, students will critically examine historical and contemporary theories of holistic development and learning, and extend their content and pedagogical content knowledge. Students will deepen their knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and other political, historical, social and cultural influences on the development and practice of Te Whāriki. The impact of a wide range of perspectives and influences on Early Childhood Education, including observation, assessment and planning for teaching and learning will be examined both in theory and practice. Students will learn and utilise te reo Māori for use in English and bilingual Early Childhood Education contexts.

Learning outcomes

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

  1. Critically reflect on their understanding of tikanga Māori, Māori values and concepts, and the influence of these on their practice.
  2. Critically reflect on their progress in the use of te reo Māori in typical, everyday ECE practice.
  3. Critically analyse major influences on curriculum development and the whakapapa of Te Whāriki and its implementation.
  4. Using whakapapa apply theories of development and learning to analyses of insights and information gained from observations and interactions with infants, or infants and toddlers.
  5. Using whakapapa apply theories of development and learning to analyses of insights and information gained from observations and interactions with toddlers and young children, or young children.
  6. Apply and reflect on own learning of ECE curriculum content and pedagogical content knowledge.
  7. Assess and plan for children’s learning in a range of ECE curriculum areas.

*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