Guest lecture "Early childhood curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand"

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Väino Linna Lecture Hall, University of Tampere, Linna Building, Kalevantie 5, Tampere


Professor Kirsti Karila, Faculty of Education

This presentation explores the trajectory of Te Whāriki — the early childhood curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand — from the time of its development in 1993, to the time of its recent update in 2017.  The focus gives particular consideration to the shifting relationships  between early childhood and school sector pedagogies.

Maggie Haggerty has an extensive teaching background. She has taught in early childhood and primary school settings in Aotearoa New Zealand and England, worked in pre-service and in-service teacher education, and taught graduate and undergraduate courses in early childhood curriculum and assessment. Maggie’s research focuses on methodologies that engage critically with theory, policy and practice in education, specifically early childhood education. Particular interests include early years pedagogy (0-8), new materialism and visual/video methodologies.



For more information, please contact: Kirsti Karila,