An educational curriculum negotiates social, political, educational and interdisciplinary ideas and theories. Critically examines influences on curriculum pertinent to pedagogical leadership in contemporary early childhood education. What perspectives of children, families and teachers are represented? How do these perspectives privilege particular outcomes? How does practitioner inquiry into curriculum issues underpin and improve practices? Requires the completion of independent research-focused assignments.
This course is well suited to those who teach or are keen to research in early childhood education or the early years of primary school. It is also suitable for people who lead curriculum development for teachers of young children or those who are keen to know more about the revised New Zealand early childhood curriculum document, Te Whāriki. You will have an opportunity to discuss, debate and critique questions, ideas and influences on and about curriculum so you can reflect on these influences within your own and wider educational practices. Participating in this course will increase your knowledge and understanding about the influences on curriculum pertinent to early childhood education (birth-8 years) and their longer-term impact on educational experiences and life outcomes. You will also develop theoretical understandings by exploring the work of three experienced researchers, Dr Angel Chan, Dr Sandy Farquhar and Dr Helen Hedges.
Currently scheduled classes
2020 Epsom (Semester 1): Online teaching with compulsory on campus 3 hours evening sessions on Monday 2 March, 23 March, 27 April and 18 May from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
2020 Online (Semester 1): Online teaching with online scheduled sessions of 3 hours evening sessions on Monday 2 March, 23 March, 27 April and 18 May from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Take this course
This course can be taken as a taught course in the following programmes:
- Master of Education
- Postgraduate Diploma in Education
- Master of Professional Studies
- Master of Counselling
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Theory
- Bachelor of Education (Teaching) (Honours)
- Master of Educational Leadership
- Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education
- Master of Education Practice