AKOE174-23YC2 (D) Year C Second Half 2023 (Distance)

ECE as a contested profession: Looking back, moving forward

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 the social, cultural, political, and ecological contexts of early childhood education in Aotearoa | New Zealand. Students will identify and begin to critique contemporary policies and legislation that impact upon their practices by exploring the whakapapa of these governing documents and looking back at the historical, and contested, foundations of early childhood education. Identification of Te Tiriti o Waitangi informed practices will support students to develop a clear understanding of how to move forward as an kaiako into the early childhood educational sector.

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of AKOE174, students will be able to:
1. Describe the historical contexts of ECE and how these inform contemporary practices in bicultural Aotearoa NZ
2. Identify policies, legislation and other relevant documents that inform their practice.
3. Identify and begin to critique Te Tiriti o Waitangi informed practice within the contested profession of ECE.

Course Coordinator

Karen Turnock


Benita Rarere-Briggs


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Report contemporary legislation and policy in practice 13 Sep 2023 50%
Group Project Response to policy 01 Nov 2023 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 Teacher Education .

All AKOE174 Occurrences

  • AKOE174-23YC2 (C) Year C Second Half 2023
  • AKOE174-23YC2 (D) Year C Second Half 2023 (Distance)