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    Design and implement evidence-based curriculum consistent with Te Whāriki and community-based aspirations for children’s learning, demonstrating sound decisionmaking, reflexive practice, personal teaching growth and development.

    About this paper

    Paper title Professional Experience (Early Childhood)
    Subject Education
    EFTS 0.25
    Points 30 points
    Teaching period 1st Non standard period (15 January 2024 - 13 December 2024) (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,860.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Limited to
    Early Childhood Education students only.

    Professor Alex Gunn

    Teaching staff

    Paper Co-ordinator: Professor Alex Gunn

    Teaching Arrangements

    Teaching is seminar style, cooperative, and collaborative.  A learning environment that reflects a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership approach will be promoted. The enactment of values of whakamana, manaakitanga, pono and whanaungatanga, in keeping with lecturers’ status as members of the teaching profession, will be observed.

    Lecturers in this paper are te reo Māori language learners and committed to using and hearing te reo Māori in teaching.  This does not mean you must be a te reo Māori speaker to participate at the beginning of the paper, but across the course of the year you are encouraged to use the reo you have to lead and learn with us all. 


    To be confirmed. Please contact the college for more information.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Interdisciplinary perspective, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to:

    1. Critically design and implement effective local curriculum consistent with childrenʻs learning,community based aspirations and national requirements
    2. Sustain professionalism in all aspects of their practice
    3. Integrate appropriate conversational te reo me ngā tikanga Māori relevant to the early childhood setting and wider community
    4. Critically apply and evaluate sociocultural narrative assessment and teaching pedagogies so as to reflect and support the connectedness, continuity and complexity of children’s learning
    5. Articulate and justify the refinement of their personal and professional philosophy of teaching and learning


    1st Non standard period (15 January 2024 - 13 December 2024)

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 13:00-15:50 5-6, 8-13, 16-17, 24-26, 29-32
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