EDUC0507 – Education in Aotearoa New Zealand

Module code
Module title
Education in Aotearoa New Zealand
To introduce students to historical and contemporary issues that influence education in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • EF2005
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
1. Recognise and summarise key political, social, economic and contextual influences on education.
2. Explore and define constructs of child, childhood and early childhood education
3. Identify and discuss the principles of inclusive practice across early childhood.
• Examination of the historical and contemporary constructs of child, childhood and early childhood education.
• Introduction to the concepts of inclusive practice, equity, advocacy and lobbying.
• Investigation of theoretical, historical and cultural impacts and influences on early childhood education including policy and reforms.
• Unpacking the standards for the teaching profession and understanding the code of professional responsibility.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Inquiry-based learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices; Reflective Practice.
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. Students need to provide sufficient evidence against all learning outcomes and gain an overall mark of at least 50% in order to pass this module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
• Academic staff with relevant qualifications, knowledge and skills in early childhood education
• Specialist guest speakers
• Web enhancement
• Appropriate classroom
• Agreement with Field-based Practice placement to support student with their study commitments
• Face to face, Wananga, online, blended, self-directed, applied learning
Recommended Readings
Relevant required and recommended readings and resources will be updated annually prior to delivery of the module to ensure currency of the literature and resources. The annual required and recommended reading list will be provided to the students in Bachelor of Teaching (Early Years) annual Booklist and Student Module Booklet.