Te Reo me ōna Piringa: Language & Literacy

    Course details

    • Code: TECE.5027
    • Fee: $744*
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Early Childhood
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class72 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 2
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)

Course Aim

This course focuses on the development of language and literacy in early childhood environments. Research tells us that in order to achieve this successfully, early childhood educators require a specialised professional knowledge base about language and literacy, learning and pedagogy. The course aims to provide a balance between theory and practice in literacy and language learning, and begins to equip student teachers with the expertise and tools they need in order to provide an early childhood environment rich in language and literacy.

Learning outcomes

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

  1. Explain how language used by children in early childhood settings is acquired, developed and fostered.
  2. Identify and discuss strategies to support early language and literacy.
  3. Investigate a range of materials to support their own ongoing development in a range of languages including Te Reo/Pasifika languages, New Zealand Sign Language and languages represented in the local community.
  4. Develop resources for use with infants, toddlers and young children to support inclusive language and literacy learning.
  5. Identify and discuss aspects of language and literacy relevant to transition from ECE to primary school.

*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