TEDU206-23YC2 (C) Year C Second Half 2023

Inclusive Education in Early Childhood/Te Aoturoa Tataki

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 10 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 23 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 October 2023


The course is designed to provide initial early childhood teacher education students with knowledge of inclusion and exclusion in early childhood education. The focus will be on knowledge of the cultures, policies and practices that contribute to the inclusion and exclusion of children and their families/whanau in early childhood education. It is important that students develop a critical awareness of the contested pedagogies and theoretical debates around inclusion in early childhood education within the social, historical, cultural and political context in New Zealand. Students will develop their understanding, knowledge and skills to ensure that all children and their families/whanau are included and supported in regular early childhood settings.

“How do early childhood education settings become places where everyone involved in them is able to say they feel they belong? What kinds of questions about inclusion, social justice, and equity might be contemporary for Aotearoa New Zealand early childhood teachers and their practice? When, how, and why might teachers intervene to address issues of injustice and exclusion that arise in the context of early childhood work?” (Gordon-Burns, Gunn, Surtees & Purdue, 2020, p. 1). These questions are at the heart of this course.

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Articulate the theoretical perspectives on the inclusion of all children and families in early childhood settings, including from an indigenous and counter colonial perspectives
2. Locate and analyse current research related to inclusive practices in early childhood
3. Interpret the international and national research with implications for teaching and learning in the early years

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 15:00 Rehua 528
24 Jul - 20 Aug
9 Oct - 29 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 Rehua 002 Lectorial
17 Jul - 30 Jul
Intensive Block Course A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 Rehua 005
10 Jul - 16 Jul
Online A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 15:00 - 18:00 Online Delivery
17 Jul - 23 Jul

Course Coordinator

Nicola Surtees


Andrea Delaune


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment 1 50%
Assignment 2 50%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Educational Studies and Leadership .

All TEDU206 Occurrences

  • TEDU206-23YC2 (C) Year C Second Half 2023
  • TEDU206-23YC2 (D) Year C Second Half 2023 (Distance)