Why should teacher training incorporate training in other areas like health, neuroscience, society and law?
TOP sees an opportunity to rethink the early childhood degree. In the early years, the focus should be on social and emotional wellbeing, and fulfilling the promise of Te Whaariki, rather than having ‘teaching’ as a leading outcome. Early childhood specialists may choose to teach, but graduates may also contribute to a range of fields of practice and learning. TOP wants to improve society’s understanding of child development, and place more value on the Early Years.