EC621 : Pedagogy for Infants, Toddlers and Young Children

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 them in early childhood contexts are considered. You also explore how Te Whāriki (Ministry of Education, 2017) guides holistic teaching and learning, which extends your understanding of the significance of sociocultural approach in teaching practice. Teaching strategies that support responsive learning environments, with a specific emphasis on children’s wellbeing, diverse interests and social competence, are considered.