Nga Ritenga Rua: Professional Practice 2

    Course details

    • Code: TECE.5025
    • Fee: $744*
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Early Childhood
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class40 (approximate total hours)
Work experience90 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1, Semester 2
Intakes information

Taupo intake: Semester 2 only
Whakatane intake: Semester 1 only

LocationRotorua (Mokoia)

Course Aim

In this course student teachers will encounter and come to know and understand the diverse and complex nature of child development and learning by examining past and present theories, studies and research. There will be a focus on historical and current Maori perspectives as well as on Western and different cultural theories of child development and learning. The impact of these wide-ranging perspectives on early childhood education practices, including observation, assessment and planning for teaching and learning, will be examined both in theory and in practice. Student teachers have opportunities to link classroom learning with practicum experiences in an actual early childhood setting through: working with experienced teachers, infants, toddlers and young children and families/ whānau; child observations and assessment linked to planning; engagement in beginning professional dialogue and reflective practice; and the setting and implementation of personal professional goals.

Learning outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate a beginning understanding of Māori and Western theories of child development and learning.
  2. Apply knowledge of Māori and Western theories of child development and learning, and explain the link between these theories and own values, beliefs and practices.
  3. Demonstrate effective observation and assessment of infants, toddlers and young children and develop simple, appropriate learning experiences for infants, toddlers and young children based on the current ECE curriculum.
  4. Demonstrate developing proficiency in using ICT skills to document own and infants’, toddlers’ and young children’s learning.
  5. Demonstrate developing skills and knowledge in Te reo me ngā tikanga Māori.
  6. Identify and discuss the benefits of reflective practice and demonstrate how it contributes to their development as a student teacher.
  7. Demonstrate teaching strategies for supporting the development and learning of infants, toddlers and young children.
  8. Demonstrate aspects of Teachers Council’s Graduating Teacher Standards for teaching practice 2 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