Ngā Tini o te Wao: Diversity
To enable students to explore the notion of diversity and how it relates to early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand and to explore inclusion and what it means to work with a diverse range of whānau.
Discuss the bicultural nature of Aotearoa New Zealand by investigating Māori culture and language and what this means for early childhood education.
Discuss the multicultural nature of Aotearoa New Zealand with emphasis on Pasifika cultures and what this means for early childhood education.
Discuss issues that impact on diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand society today.
Identify and discuss the role of kaiako as an advocate for the care, protection and inclusion of tamariki and relevant agencies available for support.
Identify and describe relevant and inclusive strategies for working with diverse tamariki and their whānau in early childhood education.