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EDPROFST 751 - ECE Curriculum Issues

Course code
EDPROFST 751
ECE Curriculum Issues
School
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Points
30
Delivery modes
Online/Blended
Course director


Angel Chan

Course description

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.

Course overview

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.

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This course can be taken as a taught course in the following programmes:

Recommended courses to take with this one

Course code Course name Semester/Campus
EDPROF 709 Early Childhood Leadership 2020 Online/Blended (Semester 2)


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