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This course specifically aims to give students the opportunity to examine their values, attitudes and beliefs in regard to children, childhoods, whanau and early childhood contexts, and to explore how these impact on their understandings of themselves as teachers. This course will support students to articulate aspects of their developing teaching philosophy.
*Please note this course is only available to initial teacher education students. To enrol in this course you need to be accepted and enrolled in one of our Initial Teacher Education programmes.
On the successful completion of the course students will be able to:1. Identify their personal values, beliefs and attitudes and discuss how these may impact on their emerging philosophies and identities as a teacher2. Demonstrate and reflect critically on communication skills with infants, toddlers and young children, parents/whānau, colleagues and self3. Develop skills required for retrieving, evaluating, and presenting information4. Demonstrate achievement of dispositions and competencies on Professional Practice
McArdle, F., Gibson, M., & Zollo, L;
Being an early childhood educator:Bringing theory and practice together
Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2015.
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 Teacher Education