Ngā Whenu Matua: Introduction to Curriculum
To enable students to explore the New Zealand early childhood curriculum framework, Te Whāriki including its origin and knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi as well as identifying the significant role of play in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Discuss ‘curriculum’ as a concept and influences which shape curricula.
Identify and discuss curriculum areas associated with early childhood education.
Demonstrate knowledge of New Zealand’s early childhood curriculum as a bi-cultural framework.
Describe the value of play, making links to learning theories.
Apply knowledge of play and associated learning theories to create appropriate learning experiences.