- Code: TECE.6021
- Fee: $1,487*
- Level: 6
- Credits: 30
- EFTS: 0.25
- Subject: Early Childhood
|Time in class||50 (approximate total hours)|
|Work experience||210 (approximate total hours)|
|Offered (indicative)||Semester 1|
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.
On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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.
- Identify and explain the complex influences that personal, social, and cultural factors may have on teachers and learners.
- Discuss and problem-solve some of the ethical dilemmas that early childhood teachers face.
- Explain and apply the principles of a community of practice in an early childhood education setting.
- Demonstrate developing skills and knowledge in te reo me ngā tikanga Māori.
- Describe and explain the benefits of reflective practice and demonstrate how it contributes to their development as a student teacher.
- Demonstrate teaching strategies, including those related to social competence for supporting the development and learning of infants, toddlers and young children.
- 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