Practitioner Research in Early Childhood Education settings

    Course details

    • Code: TECE.9002
    • Fee: $1,487*
    • Level: 9
    • Credits: 30
    • EFTS: 0.25
    • Subject: Early Childhood
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class60 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Pre-requisiteTECE.8001
Co-requisiteTECE.8004
Related programmes Master of Teaching Early Childhood Education;
Master of Teaching Early Childhood Education (Bilingual);

Course Aim

This course is inspired by the pūrākau of the great thinker, problem solver and theorist Māui and his endeavour to slow the sun. This course aims to develop students’ capacity to address an unresolved and/or contentious issue relating to practice in an Early Childhood Education setting. Students will design, conduct and report a small scale, practice‐based research project in compliance with all relevant research protocols. Students will become competent practitioner researchers able to contribute and lead research in the early childhood sector

Learning outcomes

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

Te Kākano:

  1. Identify, formulate and articulate a research question that is based on an unresolved and/or contentious issue in an Early Childhood Education setting.
  2. Critically review literature on the chosen research topic to provide context tojustify and support the research project.
  3. Formulate and justify the research methodology including research design, data collection process and methods, ethics consideration, sampling, participant recruitment and data analysis ensuring that relevant Kaupapa Māori principles have been considered and used.

Te Rito:

  1. Undertake the data collection process in an ethical and rigorous manner to obtain valid data whilst considering and using relevant Kaupapa Māori principles.

Te Puāwaitanga:

  1. Analyse the data with suitable data analytic techniques to capture meaningful and plausible findings.
  2. Write up the research project to produce a report that is of scholarly robustness and potentially publishable.

*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