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The course is designed to provide initial early childhood teacher education students with knowledge of the cultures, policies and practices that contribute to inclusion and exclusion in early childhood education. As part of wider themes of belonging, relationships and communities, students in this course will develop a critical awareness of the contested pedagogies and theoretical debates around inclusion within the social, historical, cultural and political context in Aotearoa New Zealand. The barriers to effective participation and learning and how these influence practice and outcomes are considered. Students will develop their understanding, knowledge and skills to ensure that all children and their families/whanau right to belong, be included and supported in early childhood settings is upheld.
30 points from 100 level AKOE