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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.

Course Code ECED501
Level 5
Credits 15


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.

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