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    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Early Childhood Curriculum 2
    Subject Education
    EFTS 0.25
    Points 30 points
    Teaching period 1st Non standard period (15 July 2024 - 13 December 2024) (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $2,223.25
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    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.
    • Gunn & Nutall (2019), Weaving Te Whariki Aotearoa New Zealand's Early Childhood Curriculum Document in 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


    1st Non standard period (15 July 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 42-43, 45-46
    Friday 13:00-14:50 42-46
    Friday 13:00-15:50 29-32
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