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EDCE302 International Perspectives

Deepening of understanding of learning in the early years through investigation of the factors that influence early childhood education in both national and international contexts.

Paper title International Perspectives
Paper code EDCE302
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $813.45
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Limited to
GradDipTchg
Notes
Compulsory for GradDipTchg Early Childhood Education students.
Learning Outcomes
  • Analyse the historical, theoretical, and ideological influences on early childhood internationally;
  • Critically examine how early childhood is constructed locally, nationally and globally; and,
  • Reflexively address the relationships between perspectives of early childhood education and notions of learning.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Contact
Programme Coordinator (Early Childhood Education) Judy Layland
Textbooks
Required Texts:

Fleer, M. (2010) Early Learning and Development. Cultural-historical concepts in play. Melbourne, Cambridge University Press.

McLachlan, C., Fleer, M. & Edwards, S. (2010) Early Childhood curriculum. Planning, assessment and implementation. Melbourne, Cambridge University Press.
Paper Structure
Historical, theoretical and ideological influences on early childhood education
  • History of early childhood across nations
  • How the theoretical context has influenced the development of early childhood education internationally
    • Behaviourism
    • Cognitive
    • Ecological
    • Sociocultural
  • Impact of ideological on the nature of early childhood education
  • The construction of early childhood locally, nationally and internationally
  • Structure, purpose and organisation of early childhood
  • Construction of early childhood education in the centre setting
  • Constructions of early childhood in Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • Construction of early childhood in the international context
    • Pacific
    • European
    • Asian
    • American
    • African
  • Relationships between approaches to early childhood and children's learning
  • Critical examination of how notions of early childhood education impact on expectations for children's learning
  • Implications for the future of early childhood education
Teaching staff
To be confirmed.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 11:00-12:50 43
Wednesday 13:00-14:50 28-32, 40-45

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Monday 11:00-11:50 28-32, 40-42, 44-45

Deepening of understanding of learning in the early years through investigation of the factors that influence early childhood education in both national and international contexts.

Paper title International Perspectives
Paper code EDCE302
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
GradDipTchg
Notes
Compulsory for GradDipTchg Early Childhood Education students.
Contact
Programme Coordinator (Early Childhood Education) Judy Layland
Teaching staff
Paper Coordinator: Dr Sonya Gaches
Teaching Staff: Judy Layland.
Paper Structure
Historical, theoretical and ideological influences on early childhood education
  • History of early childhood across nations
  • How the theoretical context has influenced the development of early childhood education internationally
    • Behaviourism
    • Cognitive
    • Ecological
    • Sociocultural
  • Impact of ideological on the nature of early childhood education
  • The construction of early childhood locally, nationally and internationally
  • Structure, purpose and organisation of early childhood
  • Construction of early childhood education in the centre setting
  • Constructions of early childhood in Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • Construction of early childhood in the international context
    • Pacific
    • European
    • Asian
    • American
    • African
  • Relationships between approaches to early childhood and children's learning
  • Critical examination of how notions of early childhood education impact on expectations for children's learning
  • Implications for the future of early childhood education
Textbooks
Required Texts:

Smith, A.B. (2013). Understanding Children and Childhood (5th ed.), Welling, Bridget Williams PublishingFleer, M. (2010) Early Learning and Development. Cultural-historical concepts in play. Melbourne, Cambridge University Press.

McLachlan, C., Fleer, M. & Edwards, S. (2010) Early Childhood curriculum. Planning, assessment and implementation. Melbourne, Cambridge University Press.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Analyse the historical, theoretical, and ideological influences on early childhood internationally;
  • Critically examine how early childhood is constructed locally, nationally and globally; and,
  • Reflexively address the relationships between perspectives of early childhood education and notions of learning.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 11:00-11:50 28-32, 40-45

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Wednesday 13:00-14:50 28-32, 40-45