TEDU305-23YC1 (D) Year C First Half 2023 (Distance)

Discovering Early Years Education

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 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, 28 May 2023


This course will examine the histories, policies and research, which have contributed to the current contexts and practices within early years education (including early childhood education and the early school years) in Aotearoa New Zealand, and in international contexts.

*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:
1. Critically review the historical construction of early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand, and to identify the international influences in its development.
2. Identify current policies and practices in early childhood education which impact on: children’s learning outcomes, teachers’ experiences and family/whānau support.
3. Evaluate research in the early years and its impact and role in constructing early years education.
4. Independently pursue a small investigative study on a topic relevant to the broad themes of the course.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Intensive Block Course A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 13:00 Rehua 103 Project Workshop
13 Feb - 19 Feb
Intensive Block Course B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00 Rehua 103 Project Workshop
13 Feb - 19 Feb

Timetable Note


Students enrolled in TEDU305-23YC1(D) are required to attend a compulsory face-to-face session at an On-Site Intensive (OSI) in Christchurch.

Any costs, including travel, accommodation, childcare etc. associated with attendance at the On-Site Intensive are met by the student.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Andrea Delaune


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Professional dialogue around policy in practice 13 May 2023 50%
Presentation 17 Jun 2023 50%

Textbooks / Resources

Course readings will be made available via LEARN

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 Educational Studies and Leadership .

All TEDU305 Occurrences

  • TEDU305-23YC1 (C) Year C First Half 2023
  • TEDU305-23YC1 (D) Year C First Half 2023 (Distance)