TECE105-23YC2 (D) Year C Second Half 2023 (Distance)

Integrated Curriculum/ Ako and Whanaungatanga

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


This course provides initial teacher education students with the knowledge of the central role of relationships in children's learning. The course will give an introduction to current theoretical debates related to early childhood curricula, investigating what is meant by the term 'curriculum'. Through the course students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the influence of early childhood curriculum document(s) in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand and the notion of learning through play and the importance of relationships in achieving this. The course aims to bring students to an understanding of how a range of domains can be brought together through a holistic and integrated approach to create meaningful learning experiences for children.

*Please note this course is only available to initial teacher education students. To enrol in this course you need to be accepted and enrolled in one of our Initial Teacher Education programmes.

Learning Outcomes

  • On the successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Examine the significance of relationships in children’s learning and development
  • Explain the central role of play in the lives and learning of children
  • Describe how a range of domains of learning can be brought together into an integrated programme within the Aotearoa/New Zealand context
  • Demonstrate an understanding of bicultural holistic learning experiences for infants, toddlers and young children that upholds the principles of the early childhood curriculum document(s) in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Course Coordinator

Benita Rarere-Briggs


Karen Turnock


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Kaupapa Reflections 16 Aug 2023 50%
Portfolio 16 Oct 2023 50%

There are two pieces of assessment for this course, each assignment is weighted 50%. A pass is a mark of 50 or above for the aggregated grades of assignment 1 and assignment 2,

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

New Zealand; Te whāriki a te Kōhanga reo ; Te whāriki : he whāriki mātauranga mō ngā mokopuna o Aotearoa = Early childhood curriculum guidelines ; Ministry of Education, 2017.

New Zealand; Te whatu pōkeka : kaupapa Māori assessment for learning : early childhood exemplars ; Published for the Ministry of Education by Learning Media, 2009.

Recommended Reading

Arthur, Leonie; Programming & planning in early childhood settings ; 4th ed; Thomson, 2008 (2013 Price $118.79).

Dockett, Susan. , Fleer, Marilyn; Play and pedagogy in early childhood : bending the rules ; Cengage Learning, 2008 (2013 Price $118.79).

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 TECE105 Occurrences

  • TECE105-23YC2 (D) Year C Second Half 2023 (Distance)