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This occurrence is not offered in 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.”
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 theoreticalframeworks;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
No textbook is required. All readings will be provided to students in LEARN.
Domestic fee $2,046.00
International Postgraduate fees
* 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.
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School of Educational Studies and Leadership