Disability and Inclusion Studies (2018)
This programme is available for students wishing to develop their understanding and skills in disability and inclusive practice in a variety of professional and community contexts. Initial enquiries should be made to the Postgraduate Studies Office, Faculty of Education.
The Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies is a cross-disciplinary qualification that draws on contemporary theories, methodologies and practices related to the broad field of disability and inclusion. It is intended for postgraduate students who have either a) an undergraduate teaching qualification and experience as a teacher or b) an undergraduate qualification and some experience as a practitioner in the disability field. The programme is designed for those who wish to develop an area of expertise that will provide them with a greater depth of conceptual, research and practical knowledge in this field.
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Prescriptions for the PGCert(DInS), PGDip(DInS) and MDInS
To complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Disability and Inclusion Studies, students must take 60 points at 500 level including DINST521 and 30 points from the following list.
To complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Disability and Inclusion Studies, students must take 120 points at 500 level, including DINST521 and 60 points from the following list.
To complete an MDInS, students must take 180 points at 500 level including DINST521 and one of EDUCA557, EDUCA500, or MAOED500, and at least 60 points from the following list including a Directed Study equivalent to 30 points, a Dissertation equivalent to 60 points, or a Thesis equivalent to 90 or 120 points.
Candidates who hold a BTchg(Hons), BSocSc(Hons) or a PGDip(DInS) or equivalent must take a further 120 points at 500 level, including any required papers, to complete the Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location DSOE557 Research Methods 18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Online) & 18S (Block) This paper introduces students to the major educational research paradigms, methodologies appropriate to collecting data in schools (including interviews, observations, surveys, case studies), action research, literature reviews, critiquing research, and report writing. It includes consideration of ethical issues in research. EDUCA500 Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Maori and critical theories 18B (Block - Tauranga) Cullturally Responsive Methodologies utilise kaupapa Maori and critical theoretical frameworks to develop contexts within which the researched community can define the terms for engaging, relating and co-creating new knowledge. HDCO502 Educational and Life Transitions: Changing Roles and Changing Contexts 18S (Block) The life of an individual involves many transitions to new roles and new contexts. These include numerous educational transitions, from infants and young children entering early childhood services, through school transitions, to adults starting tertiary or work contexts. Each transition may offer both opportunities and challenges. ... HDCO521 Contemporary Issues in Disability and Inclusion Studies 18A (Block) This paper examines the historical and contemporary context that drives the bio-medical and social justice models of inclusive social and educational practice. It will also consider how a disability advocacy focus affects the practice of academic research. HDCO524 Intelligence, Creativity and the Development of Talent 18A (Online) This paper involves an in-depth examination of historical and contemporary models of intelligence, creativity, giftedness, and talent, and how these different interpretations impact on policy and practice in education. HDCO546 Conflict Resolution: Restorative Approaches 18B (Block) This paper develops the skills of facilitating conflict resolution using mediation, conferencing and other types of restorative and generative conversations in families, schools and other contexts. A narrative perspective on conflict resolution features strongly in the paper. MAOED500 Rangahau Kaupapa Maori - Kaupapa Maori Research 18C (Hamilton) This paper seeks to explore Kaupapa Maori research theory and methodologies, developing more informed and culturally located and responsive research practice, with a particular focus on researching in Maori educational contexts. PROF513 Early Intervention for Children with Special Needs 18B (Hamilton) This paper is intended to enable students to understand the philosophical and developmental justification for early intervention programmes for young children with special needs and their families. The focus will be on early intervention carried out in a range of contexts. The paper content will include: concepts of disability mode... PROF523 Maori Educational Policies: Their Development and Some Strategic Responses 18C (Block - Tauranga) This paper examines the historical and contemporary politics and practices that have contributed to the current education disparities that affect Maori people in particular, but also the wider fabric of New Zealand society. The paper then considers historical and contemporary policies developed to address these disparities and a nu... RPLC500 Professional Learning in Education Practice 18C (Hamilton) This paper allows students to submit a portfolio for assessment of learning undertaken in a non formal setting, for credit towards a postgraduate qualification in the Faculty of Education. TOED590 Directed Study 18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga) The Directed Study provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do a small piece of independent research under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar. TOED592 Dissertation 18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga) The two paper (60 point) Dissertation provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do an independent research project under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar. TOED593 Thesis 18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga) The three paper (90 point) Thesis provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do an independent research project under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar. TOED594 Thesis 18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga) The four paper (120 point) thesis provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do an independent research project under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar.
2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 2 April 2020 10:01am