Education and Society (2018)
Education and Society involves critical inquiry into the social, political, cultural, and economic policies, theories and practices of education in New Zealand society. Its origins are in humanities and social science disciplines such as History, Philosophy, and Sociology, and it has close affinities with contemporary interdisciplinary fields exploring social policy, culture, gender, and work. Education and Society raises questions about the role of Education in addressing issues of social justice, power and inequality.
Education and Society is available as a major for the Bachelor of Social Sciences offered through the Faculty of Education and the Bachelor of Arts offered through the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Education and Society may also be taken as a second major or as a minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to academic approval of the Faculty in which the student is enrolled.
To complete Education and Society as a single major for the BA or the BSocSc, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Education and Society, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete either EDSOC100 or EDSOC101; at least 30 points from EDSOC200, EDSOC201, and EDSOC202; and at least 30 points from EDSOC300, EDSOC301, EDSOC302, and EDSOC303.
To complete Education and Society as part of a second major, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Education and Society including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete either EDSOC100 or EDSOC101; at least 30 points from EDSOC200, EDSOC201, and EDSOC202; and at least 30 points from EDSOC300, EDSOC301, EDSOC302, and EDSOC303.
To complete a minor in Education and Society, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Education and Society major, including at least 30 points above 100 level.
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- Prescriptions for the GradCert(EdSoc) and GradDip(EdSoc)
- Prescriptions for the PGCert(EdSoc), PGDip(EdSoc), BA(Hons), BSocSc(Hons), MA, MEd and MSocSc
- 100 Level
- 200 Level
- 300 Level
- 500 Level
Prescriptions for the GradCert(EdSoc) and GradDip(EdSoc)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Education and Society at an advanced level in their first degree.
The Graduate Diploma in Education and Society consists of 120 points at 100 level or above, including at least 80 points at 300 level or above. Each programme must include EDSOC101and one of EDSOC200, EDSOC100, EDSOC201 and at least 60 points from 300 level Education and Society papers, including at least 40 points from PCSS coded papers.
For further details, contact the Faculty of Education Academic Office.
Prescriptions for the PGCert(EdSoc), PGDip(EdSoc), BA(Hons), BSocSc(Hons), MA, MEd and MSocSc
To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in graduate Education and Society papers, a student should normally have at least a B average in either the best three of their 300 level Education and Society papers or all their undergraduate Education and Society papers.
To complete a BA(Hons) or BSocSc(Hons) in Education and Society, students must gain 120 points at 500 level, including at least 30 points in research (normally PCSS591), DSOE557 or HIST502, or both SSRP503 and SSRP504.
To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in the MEd, MA or MSocSc in Education and Society, a student should have completed either:
a) a BA or BSocSc with a major in Education and Society (or equivalent) and have gained at least a B average across all 300 level papers.
b) a BA(Hons) or BSocSc(Hons) in Education and Society (or equivalent) and have gained at least a B average across all 500 level papers.
Completion requirements for the MA or MSocSc in Education and Society vary according to admission criteria.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location EDSOC100 Education: Past and Present 18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Online) This paper critically examines educational ideas and practices by considering philosophical, historical, political, socio-cultural and economic aspects. It examines how the interrelationships between education and society change over time. EDSOC101 The New Zealand Educational Context 18A (Online), 18A (Tauranga) & 18B (Hamilton) The paper addresses the educational policies, ideas and processes shaping the educational contexts within which New Zealanders learn and teach. EDUCA110 Learning and Teaching 1 18A (Hamilton) In this paper, students will examine personal experiences that shape views of learning and teaching, theories of learning, and a range of innovative teaching practices to engage diverse learners. HMDEV100 Lifespan Development 18A (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18B (Tauranga) HMDEV100 focuses on understanding and enhancing human development through an exploration of biological, psychological, social and cultural factors that influence patterns of development and learning over the lifespan. MAOED100 Huarahi Matauranga Maori: Historical and Contemporary Approaches to Maori Education 18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Online) This paper examines historical and contemporary approaches in Maori education provision in Aotearoa New Zealand. It explores policies, practices and developments that have impacted on the educational development of Maori. SOCIO101 Introduction to Sociology 18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga) This paper prepares students for further study in a range of social science subjects. It introduces the main sociological theories, concepts and practices that enable an understanding of contemporary societies.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location EDSOC200 Education and New Zealand Society 18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga) This paper critically examines educational ideas and practices by considering philosophical, historical, political, socio-cultural and economic aspects. It examines how the interrelationships between education and society change over time. EDSOC201 The Purpose of Education 18B (Online) & 18B (Tauranga) This paper is an introduction to the philosophy of education. It engages with a number of principles, including phenomenology, Romanticism, indigenous metaphysics, Western metaphysics, and poststructuralism. EDSOC202 Planning Learning Opportunities for Adults 18A (Hamilton) This paper investigates fundamental concepts of adult learning and then studies some adult learning theorists whose work is relevant to programme development. Major bottom-up and top-down approaches are taken to understand the dynamics of programme development. Students develop and apply their own approach to development, implement... HMDEV200 Child Development 18B (Hamilton) This paper critically explores a diverse range of theories and perspectives that relate to both historical and current discourses to understanding child development. HMDEV201 Adolescent Development 18T (Tauranga) The paper promotes a critical study of the construction of theories specific to the developmental stage of adolescence. It introduces theories of adolescence that have been promoted by a range of theorists over time, and considers how these may be socially and culturally constructed. Current discourses about adolescence - and how t... HMDEV202 Adult Development and Ageing 18A (Online) This paper draws on theories from developmental psychology, sociology, demography, philosophy and biology to examine learning and change processes through adulthood, and discusses implications for personal and social development. HMDEV240 Group Work for Life Transitions 18B (Hamilton) This paper introduces and applies the use of group work skills in various (un)expected life transitions. This paper uses theory from human development, life transitions and group work.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location HDCO301 Children's Development in Families 18A (Online) This paper examines the development of children within family and community contexts. Contemporary issues will be investigated with an emphasis on theory and research and their impact on policy and practice. LBST331 Education, Skill and Employment 18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Online) This paper provides an examination of current policies, issues and institutions in workers' education and training. Assignments are designed to help students acquire practical skills for employment in industry training, areas relevant to labour studies or in related policy development and analysis. PCSS302 Maori Knowledge and Western Impacts in Education 18A (Online) & 18A (Tauranga) This paper explores comparisons between key Western and Maori philosophies. The aim of the paper is to consider how Maori and Western philosophies respectively describe the self in relation to knowledge, and then to delve into issues around the uptake and transmission of knowledge. PCSS303 Curriculum Perspectives 18A (Online) This paper examines curriculum conceptions that have shaped educational contexts in Aotearoa New Zealand. Participants are introduced to a range of curriculum perspectives, and the ideas of influential theorists. Curriculum thinking is explored through selected historical, political, and sociocultural contexts and settings. The pap... PCSS304 History of New Zealand Education 18B (Hamilton) A study of education policy and its lived effects within the distinctive contexts of New Zealand's schools and other educational settings. PCSS307 Education and Sexuality 18B (Hamilton) A study of the ways childhood and adult sexuality is constructed, monitored and regulated in society and in educational settings. The major emphasis is on exploring the links between education and sexuality through historical and sociological perspectives. PCSS330 Adults Learning for Life 18B (Hamilton) This paper explores the character of adult learning from varied perspectives including an analysis of specific social issues in the field. It focuses on areas within lifelong learning where social inequalities are most prevalent. TWED390 Directed Study 18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton) No description available.
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. DSOE590 Directed Study 18D (Hamilton) & 18D (Online) Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff. 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. LBST541 Labour, Education and Training 1: Issues and Policies 18A (Hamilton) This paper explores issues related to the restructuring of tertiary education in New Zealand. Students will gain a thorough understanding of current issues in adult education and training and become familiar with a wide range of contemporary policy documents. 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. PCSS503 Indigenous and Post-Colonial Global Perspectives in Education 18A (Hamilton) This paper provides graduates with the opportunity to pursue further in-depth study of contemporary issues relating to bicultural education and cultural theory. Students can not only examine topics such as local school-based research, current education institutions, Treaty of Waitangi issues, and theories of education and learning ... PCSS508 Education Policy and Society 18A (Hamilton) A critical analysis of educational policies and practices, with particular references to New Zealand. PCSS511 Curriculum Policy and Possibilities 18B (Online) This paper provides a critical theory and practice underpinning for participants interested in curriculum policy, implementation and leadership. Participants engage with educational thought and discourses that shape curriculum policy and possibilities. Contemporary conceptions of citizenship education, and cross-curricular approach... PCSS513 Educational Thought 18A (Online) & 18A (Tauranga) This paper aims to interrogate philosophical ideas, values and beliefs by examining their relationship to key concepts in educational practice. PCSS530 Issues in Adult and Tertiary Education 18B (Hamilton) This paper will investigate issues in current theory, policy and practices in adult and tertiary education locally and internationally. In the course of this enquiry, students will be expected to critique multiple perspectives, develop a coherent philosophical base and a research design to address a specific issue. PCSS587 Globalisation, Cultures, Identities and Education 18A (Online) Globalisation challenges many assumptions about identities and cultures that impact on education. Focusing on narrative research methods, the course critically examines power relations and subjectivity as it considers multiple narratives of identity (eg. personal, gender, ethnic, national immigration). PCSS589 Global Processes, Education and New Media Cultures 18B (Online) Using recent critical work and research on new media, this course uses both online and face-to-face pedagogies so students critically examine the new media that have rapidly impacted on the lives of youth throughout the world. Students will develop a sound theoretical understanding of the media, its critical relationship to educati... 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... PROF533 Engaging Families and Communities in Early Years Programmes: Collaborative and Cultural Inquiry Approaches 18A (Online) The paper offers theoretical understandings of working in early years settings that aim to integrate educational opportunities and holistic support for children and families. It offers opportunity to undertake a small research project using a collaborative and cultural inquiry approach to find out about the funds of knowledge resid... TWED590 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. TWED592 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. TWED593 Thesis 18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online), 18C (Tauranga) & 18D (Hamilton) 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. TWED594 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