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EDPR303 Politics, Policy and the Profession

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Critically examines the political, ideological, policy and professional context of early childhood education in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Paper title Politics, Policy and the Profession
Paper code EDPR303
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Full Year, Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $863.25
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,954.75

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Prerequisite
EDPR 202
Restriction
EDUE 312
Limited to
BTchg, GradDipEdTchg, GradDipTchg
Notes
(i) Prerequisite is waived for GradDipTchg students. (ii) Early Childhood Education students only.
Contact

Dr Michael Gaffney (michael.gaffney@otago.ac.nz)

Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Michael Gaffney (Dunedin)
Other staff: Meredith Kelly (Southland)
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught on the Dunedin and Invercargill campuses.
Textbooks

Compulsory Texts:

  • Early Childhood Regulations and Criteria - these can be accessed online at www.education.govt.nz
  • Rodd, J. (2013) Leadership in early childhood (4th ed.). Sydney, New South Wales, Australia: Allen & Unwin.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this course the students will be able to:
  1. Critically evaluate professionalism in early childhood
  2. Critically examine the social, political, economic, ideological and cultural issues impacting on the practice of early childhood teachers.
  3. Develop an understanding of key aspects of policy, administration and management in early childhood education settings.

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Timetable

Full Year

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

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 14:00-15:50 9-12, 18-21
AND
B1 Wednesday 14:00-15:50 28-32, 41-44

Full Year

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

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 40
Tuesday 13:00-14:50 9-12, 18-21

Critically examines the political, ideological, policy and professional context of early childhood education in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Paper title Politics, Policy and the Profession
Paper code EDPR303
Subject Education
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Full Year, Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2021 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
EDPR 202
Restriction
EDUE 312
Limited to
BTchg, GradDipEdTchg, GradDipTchg
Notes
(i) Prerequisite is waived for GradDipTchg students. (ii) Early Childhood Education students only.
Contact

Dr Michael Gaffney, michael.gaffney@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Michael Gaffney (Dunedin)
Other staff: Meredith Kelly (Southland)
Teaching Arrangements

This paper is taught on the Dunedin and Southland campuses.

Textbooks

Compulsory Texts:

  • Early Childhood Regulations and Criteria - these can be accessed online at www.education.govt.nz
  • Rodd, J. (2013) Leadership in early childhood (4th ed.). Sydney, New South Wales, Australia: Allen & Unwin.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  1. Critically evaluate professionalism in early childhood
  2. Critically examine the social, political, economic, ideological and cultural issues impacting on the practice of early childhood teachers
  3. Develop an understanding of key aspects of policy, administration and management in early childhood education settings

^ Top of page

Timetable

Full Year

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

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 14:00-15:50 9-13, 15-21
AND
B1 Wednesday 14:00-15:50 28-34, 40-41

Full Year

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

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 10:00-11:50 28-33
Tuesday 13:00-14:50 9-13, 15-20