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EDUC461 The Construction of Curriculum in Early Childhood Education

Exploration of the construction of curriculum in early childhood education.

In this paper you will study the way curriculum approaches are shaped by theories, research, social and cultural influences and, having explored a range of curriculum approaches, it is hoped you will think deeply and critically about your own approach to curriculum, and be prepared to interrogate your own beliefs.

Paper title The Construction of Curriculum in Early Childhood Education
Paper code EDUC461
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,286.42
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,267.52

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Prerequisite
54 300-level EDUX or EDUC points
Restriction
EDUX 461
Eligibility
This paper is suited to practitioners of early childhood education as it interrogates beliefs about curriculum and curriculum approaches.
Contact
Dr Keryn Pratt (College of Education), keryn.pratt@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Alex Gunn
Teaching Arrangements
The paper is offered via distance delivery only; however, for Dunedin-based students, face-to-face meetings may be arranged. Online video conferencing with students in other regions may also be possible.
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
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  1. Critically evaluate the theoretical and research literature underpinning a range of models of early childhood curriculum
  2. Analyse the political, social and cultural factors that impact on the development of curriculum in early childhood
  3. Examine the implications of theoretical, social, political and cultural forces in relation to construction of a curriculum to guide children's learning in Aotearoa/New Zealand
  4. Critique strategies for curriculum delivery and leadership in a changing world

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Timetable

Full Year

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

Exploration of the construction of curriculum in early childhood education.

In this paper you will study the way curriculum approaches are shaped by theories, research, social and cultural influences, and having explored a range of curriculum approaches, it is hoped you will think deeply and critically about your own approach to curriculum and be prepared to interrogate your own beliefs.

Paper title The Construction of Curriculum in Early Childhood Education
Paper code EDUC461
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019
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 EDUX or EDUC points
Restriction
EDUX 461
Eligibility
This paper is suited to practitioners of early childhood education as it interrogates beliefs about curriculum and curriculum approaches.
Contact
postgrad.education@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Alex Gunn
Teaching Arrangements
The paper is offered via distance delivery only; however, for Dunedin-based students, face-to-face meetings may be arranged. Online video conferencing with students in other regions may also be possible.
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
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  1. Critically evaluate the theoretical and research literature underpinning a range of models of early childhood curriculum
  2. Analyse the political, social and cultural factors that impact on the development of curriculum in early childhood
  3. Examine the implications of theoretical, social, political and cultural forces in relation to construction of a curriculum to guide children's learning in Aotearoa/New Zealand
  4. Critique strategies for curriculum delivery and leadership in a changing world

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019

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