Course 3

"Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of sprituality.  
Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins".
- Jim Rohn (Jim Rohn's Weekly E-zine - July 8, 2003)

The Manuka is highly valued by Maori for its strength and durability, as it is a very hard, tough wood. 

Course Three is also valued for providing students with the skills to increase and learn new skills and strengths. It provides knowledge about running quality, stable sessions for centres.

In Course Three you will develop and deepen your understanding of:

  • A reflective attitude in your work with adults and children in Playcentre.
  • An in-depth understanding of Playcentre philosophy and practices; an appreciation of the value of play for learning and your role in it.
  • Knowledge and skills to provide rich and meaningful learning experiences for the children and adults at your centre.
  • Knowledge and skills to assess, plan and evaluate the learning process.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how children learn and develop.
  • Greater understanding of and meaningful reflection on the meaning of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and your attitude towards it.
  • An understanding of theories and the skills involved in leadership and group processes within the co-operative setting.

Course 3 resources

Here are some of the most requested parts of the course 3 manual:

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