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EDCR202 People Under Three

A critical examination of how curriculum is constructed for very young learners in early childhood settings.

This paper will engage students in a critical analysis of various approaches to curriculum for these very young learners. It will encourage students to examine their image of infants and explore what makes an optimal learning environment for people under the age of three in inclusive settings. Students will explore issues associated with ensuring the health and well-being of both these young children and the adults who work with them in early childhood settings.

Paper title People Under Three
Paper code EDCR202
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Second Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $813.45
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
(18 EDUC points or 108 points) and (EICT 198 or EICT 199) and (ELIT 198 or ELIT 199) and (EMAT 197 or EMAT 198)
Restriction
EDUE 202
Limited to
BEdSt, BTchg
Notes
(i) With approval from the Dean of the College of Education, the EICT and ELIT prerequisites may be waived for students with equivalent passes. (ii) Early Childhood Education students only.
Eligibility
This paper is for Early Childhood Education students only.
Contact
Programme Co-ordinator (Early Childhood Education): Judy Layland, judy.layland@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: to be confirmed
Other staff: Mary O'Rourke (Southland)
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught on the Dunedin and Invercargill campuses.
Textbooks
Arthur, L., Beecher, B., Dockett, S., Farmer, S., & Death, E. (2012). Programming and planning in early childhood settings (4th ed.). South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Thomson. (Useful to access the 2012 version.)
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to:
  1. analyse a range of approaches to curriculum for people under three.
  2. explore assessment and pedagogical practices which create appropriate and inclusive learning opportunities for people under three.
  3. critically evaluate optimal environments for infant and toddler learning.
  4. examine health and safety issues associated with the teaching of infants and toddlers in early childhood settings.
Paper Structure
  • Images of the infant/toddler
  • Images of the infant/toddler teacher - the caring, respectful teacher
  • Brain research - evidence and critique
  • Curriculum approaches - empowering the very young learner in inclusive settings:
    • Te Whāriki
    • Bicultural perspectives
    • Cultural diversity
    • Early intervention
  • Assessment and Pedagogy for very young children
  • Transitions
  • Environments
  • Health and well-being of infants and toddlers - immunisation, nutrition, childhood illness, safety issues
  • Health and well-being of the infant/toddler teacher
  • Current theory and research on the education and care of infant and toddlers in early childhood settings

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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 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Wednesday 09:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41

Second Semester

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

A critical examination of how curriculum is constructed for very young learners in early childhood settings.

This paper will engage students in a critical analysis of various approaches to curriculum for these very young learners. It will encourage students to examine their image of infants and explore what makes an optimal learning environment for people under the age of three in inclusive settings. Students will explore issues associated with ensuring the health and well-being of both these young children and the adults who work with them in early childhood settings.

Paper title People Under Three
Paper code EDCR202
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $829.65
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,656.70

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Prerequisite
(18 EDUC points or 108 points) and (EICT 198 or EICT 199) and (ELIT 198 or ELIT 199) and (EMAT 197 or EMAT 198)
Restriction
EDUE 202
Limited to
BEdSt, BTchg
Notes
(i) With approval from the Dean of the College of Education, the EICT and ELIT prerequisites may be waived for students with equivalent passes. (ii) Early Childhood Education students only.
Eligibility
This paper is for Early Childhood Education students only.
Contact
Programme Co-ordinator (Early Childhood Education): Judy Layland, judy.layland@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Sonya Gaches
Other staff: Mary O'Rourke (Southland)
Paper Structure
  • Images of the infant/toddler
  • Images of the infant/toddler teacher - the caring, respectful teacher
  • Brain research - evidence and critique
  • Curriculum approaches - empowering the very young learner in inclusive settings:
    • Te WhÄriki
    • Bicultural perspectives
    • Cultural diversity
    • Early intervention
  • Assessment and Pedagogy for very young children
  • Transitions
  • Environments
  • Health and well-being of infants and toddlers - immunisation, nutrition, childhood illness, safety issues
  • Health and well-being of the infant/toddler teacher
  • Current theory and research on the education and care of infant and toddlers in early childhood settings
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught on the Dunedin and Invercargill campuses.
Textbooks
  • Clark, B. & Grey, A. Ata Kitea te Pae - Scanning the Horizon, Auckland: Pearson
  • Smith, A.B. (2013). Understanding Children and Childhood (5th ed.), Welling, Bridget Williams Publishing.
  • Ministry of Education. Assessment for infants and toddlers He Aromatawai K?ìhungahunga, Tamariki, Kei Tua o Te Pae Assessment for learning: Early Childhood Exemplars, Wellington.
  • May, H. (1997) The Discovery of Early Childhood: Vol 4, Auckland: Auckland University Press.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to:
  1. analyse a range of approaches to curriculum for people under three.
  2. explore assessment and pedagogical practices which create appropriate and inclusive learning opportunities for people under three.
  3. critically evaluate optimal environments for infant and toddler learning.
  4. examine health and safety issues associated with the teaching of infants and toddlers in early childhood settings.

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Timetable

First Semester

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

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 12:00-14:50 9-13, 15-19, 22

First Semester

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