Throughout your study it is likely that you will learn both theory and practice. This way you will develop an understanding of the concepts behind the New Zealand learning curriculum as well as gaining first-hand knowledge of what it is like to work in child education.
Topics you may cover
You will look at how children learn, grow and develop physically and mentally. Using this knowledge you will study the theory of education and how to apply it to all areas of the New Zealand primary curriculum – technology, language, mathematics, social science and the arts. You will also develop in-depth knowledge of the subject you wish to teach and how to teach it in a way that can be easily understood.
The Maori Language Education specialisation focuses on teacher education in te reo Maori. Thus, you must be a confident Maori speaker to take these courses.
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