EDEM651-24S1 (D) Semester One 2024 (Distance)

Re-examining Education Early Years and Beyond

This occurrence is not offered in 2024

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


This course introduces students to critiques of education in the early years and beyond. It uses postmodern theories to analyse research, practices and contexts in a range of educational contexts.

Comments from past students

“Thank you for providing such a thought provoking and challenging course! It required me to reconsider old and current thinking and bend my mind to contemplate new possibilities!”

“Thank you for a wonderful, powerful course, packed full of theory and thought.”

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify key issues in early years education in New Zealand and internationally;
2. Position practices, policies and politics in the early years within a theoretical debate;
3. Apply critical thinking to early years education;
4. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of key early years theorists and theoretical
5. Critique evidence-based research;
6. Present well researched information in a convincingly and appropriately argued manner;
7. Plan future research or policy developments in the early years.


Subject to approval of the Head of School

Course Coordinator

Nicola Surtees


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Essay and Forum contributions 03 May 2024 40%
Theoretical document review 12 Jun 2024 60%

Textbooks / Resources

No textbook is required. All readings will be provided to students in LEARN.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,046.00

* 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 .

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  • EDEM651-24S1 (D) Semester One 2024 (Distance) - Not Offered