Examination of critical understandings required of early childhood teachers, with exploration of related beliefs, values and attitudes that allow a shift from personal to professional understandings.
This paper examines the diversity of the early childhood profession in Aotearoa/New Zealand and the critical understandings required of early childhood teachers, with exploration of related beliefs, values and attitudes that allow a shift from personal to professional understandings. This paper will also examine policy related to the inclusion of M?üori within education settings.
|Paper title||From Personal to Professional|
|Points||18 points 18 points|
|Teaching period(s)||First Semester, First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$829.65|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,656.70|
- Limited to
- BEdSt, BTchg
- Early Childhood Education students only.
- Dr Michael Gaffney, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Teaching staff
- Paper Co-ordinator:Dr Michael Gaffney
Other staff: Mary O'Rourke (Southland), Pauline Smith (Southland)
- Paper Structure
- The development of the professional teacher role:
- Personal identity - influences on and development of professional identity
- Personal values, beliefs, aspirations and philosophies of learning and teaching children in ECE contexts
- Examination of policies related to the inclusion of MÄori in education settings
- Developing an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
- Te Tiriti o Waitangi in early childhood contexts
- Culture, ability, gender and the ethical considerations and issues of social justice for teachers
- Philosophies and organisation of ECE providers
- Required Texts:
Helen May (2013, 2nd ed.) Discovery of Early Childhood, Wellington, NZCER Press.
Ramsay P.G. (2004). Teaching and learning in a diverse world. New York: Teachers College Press.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Environmental
literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
- Articulate personal values, beliefs, aspirations and philosophies and the impact of these on the development of the professional teacher role
- Explain the diversity of the early childhood profession and ECE services in Aotearoa/New Zealand
- Demonstrate an understanding of policy related to the inclusion of te reo me ngÄ tikanga MÄori within education settings
- Demonstrate an understanding of diversity in ECE contexts in Aotearoa/New Zealand and of the ethical considerations and issues of social justice for teachers