TECE105-24YC2 (D) Year C Second Half 2024 (Distance)

Integrated Curriculum/ Ako and Whanaungatanga

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 8 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 21 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


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.


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Mini Essay 50%
Professional Portfolio 50%

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 $844.00

International fee $3,950.00

* 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 .

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  • TECE105-24YC2 (D) Year C Second Half 2024 (Distance)