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EDUC457 Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education

Critically evaluates a range of pedagogical approaches to early childhood education, and explores how these approaches influence teachers’ thinking about children’s learning and development in the early years.

Paper title Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education
Paper code EDUC457
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,286.42
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,267.52

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Prerequisite
54 300-level EDUC points
Restriction
EDUX 457
Notes
Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Dean of the College of Education.
Learning Outcomes
To be advised when next offered
Teaching staff
Dr Alex Gunn
Contact
Dr Keryn Pratt, keryn.pratt@otago.ac.nz
Textbooks
To be advised when next offered
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking.
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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Critically evaluates a range of pedagogical approaches to early childhood education, and explores how these approaches influence teachers’ thinking about children’s learning and development in the early years.

This paper critically evaluates a range of pedagogical approaches to early childhood education, and explores how these approaches influence teachers' thinking about children's learning and development in the early years.

Paper title Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education
Paper code EDUC457
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Full Year
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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Prerequisite
54 300-level EDUC points
Restriction
EDUX 457
Notes
Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Dean of the College of Education.
Paper Structure
The paper allows students to:Critically engage with the notion of pedagogy and explain socio-cultural-historical influences on pedagogy and relationships between pedagogical ideas and teachers practices.
The kinds of topics we address in the course include:
  • A socio-historical-cultural examination of thinking, scholarship and practice in pedagogy, including students' own theories of pedagogy, national and international trends.
  • Relationships between pedagogy and socio-historical-cultural shifts in thinking about children, childhood, learning, teaching, and early childhood education, research and policy based.
  • Research, scholarship and theory of pedagogy.
  • Interrelatedness of pedagogy, curriculum, assessment and learning: implications for teachers' practice and children's learning.
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught online, with students not required to be online at set times although some negotiation over coordinated online meetings will be expected. The paper is fully internally assessed.
Eligibility
To successfully complete this paper, students will need either a background in education studies with a focus on early childhood or teaching experience in an early childhood centre.
Contact
postgrad.education@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Alex Gunn
Textbooks
Students will be expected to access required readings via the library and the Internet and to source their own relevant readings.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  1. Critically analyse, appraise, compare and contrast and different theoretical and research perspectives on pedagogy;
  2. Critically explain socio-cultural-historical influences on pedagogy, including implications for teachers' practices;
  3. Appraise and explain relationships between theories of pedagogy and theories of learning in and for early childhood education.

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard