TECE361-23YA (C) Full Year A 2023

Holistic development, learning and culture

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 30 January 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 26 February 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 3 September 2023


This course provides the opportunity for students to make sense of their image of the child and to apply this to their practice. Students will debate the differences between a range of indigenous and western paradigms of learning and development. This will allow students to develop their own position in relation to decision making alongside current policy and practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Critically analyse the theories of learning and development, including Māori and Pasifika epistemologies, that have shaped and continue to influence early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Critically reflect on a range of paradigms of childhood and how these transform teaching practices for diverse learners in diverse contexts.
  • Analyse how the image of the child is influenced by paradigms of learning and development
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of multiple lenses and how these apply in practice
  • Investigate how theories of learning and development are embedded in current curricula and policy decisions in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Timetable Note

Course Coordinator

Michelle Clarke


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Portfolio 1 - Video Analysis 50% (1) Weekly tasks due on Fridays of weeks beginning 13 February until 13 March (2) Weekly reflections and matrix development - due 22 March, 2023 (3) Video Analysis - due 22 March 2023
Portfolio 2 - Case Study 50% 1. Weekly tasks due on Fridays in the weeks beginning 12 June, 19 June, 17 July, 31 July 2. Weekly reflections and matrix development - due 9 August, 2023 3. Case Study of Learning (60%)- due 9 August 2023

Textbooks / Resources

Required Text:
Fleer, M (2018):   Child Development in Educational Settings. (Port Melbourne; Cambridge University Press)

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 TECE361 Occurrences

  • TECE361-23YA (C) Full Year A 2023
  • TECE361-23YA (D) Full Year A 2023 (Distance)