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EDUC574 Early Childhood Curriculum 2

Investigation of factors that influence quality professional practices in early childhood education nationally and internationally, including a particular focus on the ethics of care and curriculum for people under three.

Paper title Early Childhood Curriculum 2
Paper code EDUC574
Subject Education
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (10 July 2023 - 15 December 2023) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,162.75
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Pre or Corequisite
EDUC 474
Limited to
Early Childhood Education students only.

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Sonya Gaches

  • Smith, A.B. (2013). Understanding Children and Childhood (5th ed.), Wellington, Bridget Williams Publishing
  • Lee, W., Carr, M., Soutar, B., & Mitchell, L. (2013). Understanding the Te Whariki Approach: Early Years Education in Practice. London: Routledge
  • Gunn & Nutall (2019), Weaving Te Whariki Aotearoa New Zealand's Early Childhood Curriculum Documentin Theory and Practice, (3rd edition) Wellington: NZCER Press
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to:

  • Analyse theoretical and ideological influences on early childhood internationally
  • Reflexively address relationships between perspectives on early childhood education and notions of learning
  • Analyse a range of approaches to curriculum and provision for people under three
  • Examine the way in which cultural context influences education and care practices for people under three
  • Research health, safety, pedagogical, and ethical practices associated with care and education of people under three in differing global contexts

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1st Non standard period (10 July 2023 - 15 December 2023)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 13:00-15:50 28-31, 41-46
Friday 13:00-14:50 28-31, 41-46