EC503 : Early Years Pedagogy

This course examines how play supports and fosters children’s learning and development. Theories and perspectives in relation to play are investigated and ways to apply these theories are suggested. You will explore how Te Whāriki (Ministry of Education, 2017) guides holistic teaching and learning in order to support teachers to design and implement meaningful play experiences. Through a sociocultural approach to teaching and learning, this course discusses teaching approaches that enhance responsive learning environments, improve teaching practice and support child-centred pedagogy.