Te Horopaki Akoranga Kohungahunga: The Context of Early Childhood Education

    Course details

    • Code: TECE.6020
    • Fee: $744*
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Early Childhood
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class60 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)

Course Aim

In this course students will engage with the various theories and models, historical and contemporary, which have shaped and continue to shape early childhood education, particularly in Aotearoa/ New Zealand. Particular attention will be given to the changing 'image of the child' and to issues of inclusion of diverse children in early education.

Learning outcomes

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

  1. Discuss underlying philosophies of major theorists and their influences on models of early childhood education.
  2. Analyse the changing ‘image of the child’ and its effects on provision of early childhood education.
  3. Describe and reflect on early childhood education provision in Aotearoa/New Zealand from historical and contemporary perspectives.
  4. Critically analyse and evaluate issues related to inclusion in early childhood education within the social, cultural and political contexts of Aotearoa/ New Zealand.

*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