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Leading Curriculum, Pedagogy & Innovation

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This course explores leadership practices for strategy development and improvement journeys in early childhood settings. Participants will explore what it means to be the leader of curriculum and pedagogy in their centre, and will build the knowledge and practical skillset to be able to do this effectively. A particular focus will be on the high impact activities that contribute to improvement in early childhood practice and pedagogy, and the consideration of how these connect to the unique context of a leader’s own environment.

Includes membership of a Professional Learning Community (PLC)

Each course in our Leadership series offers the opportunity to join a Leaders’ Professional Learning Community (PLC). The PLCs are designed to deepen your learning and enhance your experience of the course by providing opportunities to engage with and learn alongside other leaders in a small-group setting. They involve four online meetings with the other members of the PLC and four text-based discussions for sharing ideas. Each week a different person in the PLC will take the lead in facilitating the group, with guidance provided for this.

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Over 20 interviews, including

  • Professor Peter Moss, University College London
  • Professor Emeritus Viviane Robinson, University of Auckland
  • Bruce Cotterill, Business Leader
  • Lorraine Manuela, Learning Centre Director Tots Corner
  • Jacqui Lees, Head Teacher Papkuranga Baptist Kindergarten
  • Linda Petrenko, Teaching Team Leader Small Kauri Early Childhood Education Centre
  • Dr Rachel Denee, Director and Pedagogical Leader Daisies Early Education and Care Centre
  • Bridgette Towle, Director Kids’ Domain Early Learning Centre


Buy all five Leadership Series courses and get 40% off

What you’ll learn on this course

The course is structured into seven parts, with each part designed to take about a week to work through, although participants are free to work at their own pace.

PART 1  

Embracing and responding to complexity – establishes the complexity of an early childhood environment, and the need for clear strategy development and principles for practice and pedagogy.

PART 2  

What is strategy? Uncovers what strategy is (and what it is not), examines how to ensure strategies are well-aligned with core purposes of centres, and supports their positive reception and implementation.

PART 3  

Designing your strategy – Explores the processes that underpin strategy formation and provides participants with a strategy development process they can utilise in their own context of practice.

PART 4  

Notions of Quality – problematises the notion of quality in early childhood contexts, providing participants with a sophisticated notion of what effective teaching and learning can look like in their setting.

PART 5  

Pedagogical leadership – explores structures for pedagogical leadership, both formal and informal, and how leaders can maintain a pedagogical focus in their leadership.

PART 6  

Curriculum design – unpacks the principles that underpin effective curriculum design and explores case studies from early childhood centres to show what these can look like when applied in different contexts of practice.

PART 7  

Developing conditions for innovation and learning – examines the notion of creative leadership and the conditions required for creativity, and supports leaders to identify how they can implement more creative thinking and innovation in their setting.

Time commitment

Allow 8-10 weeks, 60 minutes per week, plus putting your learning into practice in your own work context

Flexible engagement

With course content available 24-7 and no cut-off date, you can choose when to engage with the learning materials

Collaborative PLC

Learn from and with other course participants in weekly small-group sessions

Multimodal learning

A rich mix of interviews, readings, video case-studies, reflections, and practical activities


Leadership 4: Leading Curriculum, Pedagogy & Innovation

Enrolment instructions

1. Select your enrolment requirements below carefully, especially if you are enrolling a group. 
2. You can choose to pay via invoice or by credit card.
3. Once enrolled, you’ll find the course on your Account page. You will also receive an email welcoming you to the course.

Group enrolments

Enrolling as a group offers you great savings, and enables teachers to share their learning journeys and centres to collectively make changes in their practice based on their learning. Each teacher receives their own log in, linked to their email address, and can complete the course in their own time, on their own computer or tablet.


  • 1 teacher: NZ$110.00
  • 2-10 teachers: SAVE 15% (NZ$93.50pp)
  • 11-25 teachers: SAVE 20% (NZ$88.00pp)
  • 26+ teachers: SAVE 25% (NZ$82.50pp)
  • Please note: Prices are subject to 15% GST (local sales tax). Discounts only apply to group enrolments made in one transaction, and cannot be applied retrospectively if your group size increases.

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NZ $110 .00
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from NZ $82 .50
  • Group savings of 15-25%
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from NZ $82 .50
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Buy all five Leadership Series courses and get

40% OFF
  • 5 courses for price of 3
  • Lifetime access
  • Personalised certificates
  • Group savings of 15-25%

Prices shown are per person, and are subject to GST (local sales tax) of 15%. * Lifetime access means for as long as the course is hosted on The Education Hub

Keeping our courses affordable

The Education Hub wants as many teachers as possible to be able to take our courses and benefit from the high quality professional learning they offer. Therefore, we are committed to keeping course fees as low as possible. It is through the support of our ever-generous supporters that we can produce such rich, multimodal learning opportunities while offering participants significant subsidies.

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Please note, all our courses are best completed on a desktop/laptop computer or tablet. Because of the amount of content, we do not recommend using a phone. 
* Group discounts apply to the full price, and can only be applied in one transaction, not retrospectively, or on the addition of more enrolments. ** Our standard terms and conditions are available here

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