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An advanced study of theoretical and research-based foundations of specialist teaching relating to understanding, recognising, assessing and providing for learners who have needs in the area of Early Intervention.
Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:1. Critically examine theoretical foundations of early intervention and analyse research evidence to identify effective interventions for children and families/whānau in early intervention services.2. Identify and describe specialist skills, values, attitudes and evidence-based practices needed for professionals to work with children, families/whānau, and early childhood educators in early intervention. 3. Identify and describe professional skills relating to reflective and ethical early intervention practice including collaborative teams and interprofessional communities of practice, as applied in early intervention, and demonstrate the ability to apply these in case studies.4. Demonstrate an understanding of Māori, Pasifika, and multicultural concepts and effective practices as they relate to early intervention.
EDST601. RP: Two ormore years experience in early childhood sector.
Two or more years experience in early childhood sector.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Compulsory Block Course 2 (University of Canterbury Christchurch):
Te whariki a te Kohanga reo ;Te whariki : he whariki matauranga mo nga mokopuna o Aotearoa = Early childhood curriculum guidelines;
Ministry of Education, 2017.
Recommended reading:Students are recommended to have access to a general child development text. For example:Davies, D. (2011) Child Development A Practitioner’s Guide (3rd Edition). New York, NY: Guilford Press Keenan, T. & Evans, S (2009) Introduction to Child Development (2nd Edition) London: Sage Publications Ltd Santrock, J.W. (2014) Child development; 14th edition, New York, NY:McGraw-HillAll other texts will be made available online.
All forms of dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties may result.University of Canterbury students should refer to Regulation J of the General Courseand Examination Regulations and information is also available here -Examination Regulations
This programme uses Moodle as the online learning environment.Please note that this learning environment is not hosted via the websites of eitherUniversity (Stream at MU or Learn at UC) but is an independent website designedspecifically for this programme and hosted by a 3rd party provider contracted by theUniversities.Students should submit assignments as outlined in the individual paper guidelines. Mostly, this will be able to be completed online. However in some circumstances paper copies may be required and submitted.It is the responsibility of the students to check their Internet access and ability to submit their work via the online system. Any technical difficulties should be notified well in advance of the due date so that assistance can be provided or alternative arrangements can be negotiated. (Students who have unreliable internet access are advised to attend to this early in the course to prevent last minute pressures.) For ICT help call our free call number 0508 UC IT HELP (0508 824 843) or on 03 369 5000.Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm (excluding public and university holidays).
Domestic fee $1,884.00
International Postgraduate fees
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.
For further information see
School of Health Sciences.