Curriculum at the heart of latest He Kupu issue

Curriculum at the heart of latest He Kupu issue


Practical and theoretical perspectives of early childhood curriculum are at the forefront of the latest edition of New Zealand Tertiary College’s online journal He Kupu.

Centred on the 2017 NZTC Symposium theme ‘Children… The Heart of Curriculum’, the May edition encapsulates key learnings of the event with articles drawing inspiration from symposium presentations.

“We are proud to be able to share the exceptional content from last year’s symposium with the wider early childhood education community. Academics and practitioners alike will find this curriculum-focused edition of He Kupu filled with interesting, topical talking points relevant to both research and practice,” said Dr Nuhisifa Seve-Williams, editor of He Kupu.

Professor Claire McLachlan, who was a guest speaker at the symposium, is featured in the Special Edition section of the journal. Her article contextualises the review of Te Whāriki – the New Zealand early childhood curriculum – and reflects on the changes in the curriculum in relation to assessment.

The Special Edition section also features a commentary highlighting key issues discussed by international keynote speaker and early childhood education specialist Dr. Sue Bredekamp in her presentation about research in brain development in the early years.

The launch of the May edition closely follows He Kupu’s recently formed partnerships with global research journal database giant EBSCO and New Zealand-based content aggregator DigitalNZ, expanding the online journal’s reach on a global scale.

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