Education (2020)

The subject encompasses a broad range of topics that reflect the far-reaching nature of the field. Educators are interested in how knowledge, skills and values are constructed, accumulated, and conveyed through formal and informal means.

The qualifications listed below are not Initial Teacher Education programmes. See the subject Teaching.

Education is available as a minor.

To complete a minor in Education, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed under the subject Education or from the lists for Arts Education, Language and Literacy Education, Maori Education, Mathematics Education or Science, Technology and Environmental Education, including at least one of EDSOC101, EDUCA110 or HMDEV100, and at least 30 points above 100 level.


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  • Prescriptions for the Cert(Ed)

    The qualification regulations define the requirements for the Certificate. Papers should be taken from the prescriptions for Arts Education, Education, Education and Society, Language and Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, and Science, Technology and Environmental Education.

  • Prescriptions for the Dip(Ed)

    The qualification regulations define the requirements for the Diploma. Papers should be taken from the prescriptions for Arts Education, Education, Education and Society, Language and Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, and/or Science Technology and Environmental Education.

  • Prescriptions for the GradDip(Ed)

    The qualification regulations define the requirements for the Graduate Diploma. Papers should be taken from 300 level Education papers and/or the prescriptions for Arts Education, Education, Education and Society, Language and Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, and/or Science Technology and Environmental Education. Within the GradDip(Ed) a specialisation in Arts Education is available. Details of the specialisation requirements can be obtained from the Division of Education.

  • Prescriptions for the PGCert(Ed)

    The qualification regulations define the requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate. Papers should be taken from the prescriptions for Arts Education, Education, Education and Society, Language and Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, and Science, Technology and Environmental Education.

    Within the Postgraduate Certificate a specialisation is available in eEducation.

  • Prescriptions for the PGDip(Ed)

    The qualification regulations define the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma. Students must take 120 points at 500 level, including one of EDUCA500, EDUCA557 or MAOED500, and at least 60 points from the papers listed below or from the prescriptions for Arts Education, Education, Education and Society, Language and Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, and Science, Technology and Environmental Education.

    Within the Postgraduate Diploma, specialisations are available in eEducation, Global Studies in Education, Guidance and Pastoral Care, or Maori Medium Teaching/Te Ropu Tohu Paerua. Details of the specialisation requirements can be obtained from the Division of Education.

  • Prescriptions for the MEd

    To complete a Master of Education, students must take 180 points at 500 level from the 500 level Education papers or from the prescriptions for Arts Education, Education, Education and Society, Language and Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, and Science, Technology and Environmental Education, including one of EDUCA500, EDUCA557 or MAOED500, and one of a Directed Study equivalent to 30 points, or a Dissertation equivalent to 60 points, or a Thesis equivalent to 90 or 120 points.

    Within the Master of Education, specialisations are available in Global Studies in Education, Professional Learning and STEM Education. Details of the specialisation requirements can be obtained from the Division of Education.

    Within the Master of Education in Education, a specialisation in Te Ropu Tohu Paerua is available.

    Up to 30 points may be selected from outside the field of the degree.

  • Prescriptions for the MPhil

    The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

  • Prescriptions for the PhD

    The Doctor of Philosophy is a three-year full-time or six-year part-time research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis. The thesis critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, and displays intellectual independence. It makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

  • Prescriptions for the EdD

    The Doctor of Education is a three-year full-time or six-year part-time professional doctorate in education for experienced education practitioners who have a strong academic record and who want to develop their profession through research. Students in this programme complete guided coursework and a thesis. This thesis critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, and displays intellectual independence. It makes a substantial original contribution to the research area and is of publishable quality.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    DLRNG100Developing Digital Fluency15.020A (Online)
    This paper offers a foundation for students learning to navigate and communicate effectively through digital learning environments. It incorporates purposeful selection of technologies for learning, and digital literacy which includes being able to research, create, evaluate and apply technical skills while doing so.
    EDSOC101The New Zealand Educational Context15.020B (Hamilton), 20B (Online) & 20B (Tauranga)
    The paper addresses the educational policies, ideas and processes shaping the educational contexts within which New Zealanders learn and teach.
    EDUCA110Diverse Perspectives on Learning and Teaching15.020A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20P (Hamilton) & 20P (Online)
    This introductory paper gives students opportunities to critically engage with a body of salient theoretical lenses addressing learning, teaching and education. Learning and teaching are interrogated from social, psychological and anthropological perspectives. Students are encouraged to engage in critical deconstruction of learning...
    HMDEV100Lifespan Development15.020A (Hamilton), 20B (Online) & 20B (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.
    MAOED100Huarahi Matauranga Māori: Historical and Contemporary Approaches to Māori Education15.020A (Hamilton) & 20A (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.
    WRITE100Writing for Academic Success15.020A (Hamilton), 20A (Online), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Online), 20B (Tauranga), 20P (Hamilton), 20P (Online), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
    The paper gives opportunities for undergraduate students to develop their academic literacy skills. It begins with general academic communication and research skills and then embeds academic literacy practice within disciplines of study.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    DLRNG200Digital Learning: Critical Perspectives and Lifelong Possibilities15.020A (Online)
    This paper examines educational uses of digital technologies, with an emphasis on learning through electronic networks, including social media. The paper explores evolving theoretical shifts and policy directions alongside topical issues and practical perspectives.
    EDUCA200Te Hononga Tangata15.020A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    This paper prepares students to recognise and understand local and global cultural diversity, and to work competently and confidently in culturally appropriate ways with diverse others in educational contexts.
    EDUCA210Learning Through Life: Contexts and Considerations15.020B (Hamilton)
    In this paper, students will explore contemporary considerations which shape learning and teaching across the lifespan, and contextualise these within specific areas of focus. Students will have opportunities to reflect systematically on their own lifelong learning trajectories, and on the relationship between individual goals for ...
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    DLRNG300Developing of Digital Technologies: Contemporary Social and Educational Issues15.020A (Online)
    This paper considers the broad range and pace of development in digital technologies, and implications for educators and others involved in technologies for education and training, including businesses, and new learners.
    DLRNG301Digital Innovation Adoption and Theories of Digital Learning15.020B (Online)
    This paper explores contemporary theories associated with digital innovation adoption and the design, development and use of digital systems, content and environments, with particular focus on social, distributed, networked and collaborative learning.
    EDSOC303Education and Sexuality15.020B (Online)
    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 sexuality through historical and sociological perspectives.
    EDUCA303Curriculum Perspectives15.020A (Online)
    This paper examines curriculum conceptions, perspectives, and decision-making, through a range of historical, political and socio-cultural contexts and settings. Participants engage in critique of curriculum issues and shaping forces.
    EDUCA390Directed Study15.020A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton), 20C (Hamilton), 20S (Hamilton), 20S (Online) & 20X (Online)
    No description available.
    HMDEV320Implementing Inclusive Practices: Building Community Capacity15.020A (Online) & 20B (Online)
    This paper investigates the question - What skills are required so to fully include disabled children, young people and adults in the educational and social life of their local community?
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    DLRNG521Digital Technologies in the Classroom: New pedagogies, new practices30.020A (Online)
    This paper is designed for teachers from all levels of education who wish to further their practice with digital technologies in the classroom. Its project-based, thematic design allows participants to engage in practical investigations into digital technology use in their teaching, exploring new pedagogies, technologies or technol...
    DLRNG524Learning and Leadership in the Communication Age30.020B (Online)
    This paper explores global rationale underpinning the use of digital technologies in teaching and learning, and applies this to an analysis of New Zealand eLearning policy as it informs practice at an institutional level. Participants complete a small practical investigation of eLearning policy and practice within a selected educat...
    EDUCA500Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Māori and Critical Theories30.020B (Block - Tauranga)
    Culturally 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.
    EDUCA501Professional Learning in Education Practice30.020X (Hamilton)
    This paper allows students to submit a portfolio for assessment of learning in educational practice, for credit towards a postgraduate qualification in Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education.
    EDUCA502Decolonising Spaces for Equity, Excellence and Belonging30.020X (Online)
    From research and their experiences, students consider disparities for Maori students, their contribution to these disparities and how to create conditions for reflexive and transformative teaching and learning. Students consider how they themselves might contribute to the disparities in education for Maori students. They then work...
    EDUCA503The Practices of Teaching30.020A (Block)
    This paper provides an overview for educators to articulate, critique and explain their teaching practices using the socio-cultural perspectives in the research literature.
    EDUCA504Critical Reflections on Decolonising Education Spaces30.020S (Online) & 20X (Online)
    Students critically reflect on extensive literature, their responses and their learning journal completed through Poutama Pounamu blended learning modules to engage in a reflexive synthesis of their ongoing learnings. This paper involved students critically reflecting back on their learning journals, a range of relevant literature ...
    EDUCA506Educational Assessment30.020B (Online)
    This paper provides an opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge and critical awareness of the theoretical issues and practical implications associated with improving learning and teaching through the implementation of a broad model of educational assessment. It is appropriate for practitioners at all levels of education: early chi...
    EDUCA510Special Topic10.020X (Hamilton)
    This paper is available for students who require an individually supervised project to complete their qualification in a subject offered by Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education.
    EDUCA515Special Topic15.020X (Hamilton)
    This paper is available for students who require an individually supervised project to complete their qualification in a subject offered by Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education.
    EDUCA521Poutama Pounamu 115.020X (Block - Tauranga)
    Students complete Modules 1-2 from the Poutama Pounamu programme, critically engage with a textbook in relation to particular modules, attend wananga, and apply understandings to their teaching and/or leadership.
    EDUCA522Poutama Pounamu 215.020X (Block - Tauranga)
    Students complete all Poutama Pounamu modules, read one of the recommended theses, review in relation to the final modules and wananga, and apply understandings to their teaching and/or leadership.
    EDUCA530Special Topic30.020X (Online)
    The content of this paper is determined case-by-case as it will be used when the content is determined by the academic associated with an individual students' programme. One example would be a student who is undertaking an independent self-directed study that is not research based. The contents, assignments, marking criteria, and ...
    EDUCA540Professional Learning and Development30.020A (Block)
    This paper explores in depth professional learning and development as a practice of professional leadership that has transformative potential in a range of learning contexts seen as complex adaptive systems. A strong emphasis is placed on working in communities of inquiry and participants are expected to join respectfully with othe...
    EDUCA541Using Evidence for Effective Practice30.020B (Block)
    This paper aims to enable students to read, interpret, evaluate and use evidence to improve their own pedagogical practice, and the practice of others.
    EDUCA557Research Methods30.020A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Online) & 20S (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.
    EDUCA590Directed Study30.020I (Hamilton), 20I (Online) & 20X (Online)
    Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
    EDUCA592Dissertation60.020I (Online), 20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    EDUCA593Education Thesis90.020X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    EDUCA594Education Thesis120.020X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    HMDEV502Diversity in Adulthood30.020A (Hamilton) & 20B (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on adult development with an emphasis on ageing, diversity, culture and social justice. Examining social and political discourses, the paper explores how the resulting messages influence the everyday experiences of people at different stages of adulthood; and the implications of these for working with diversity i...
    MAOED500Rangahau Kaupapa Māori - Kaupapa Māori Research30.020X (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.
    MAOED501Matauranga Reo Māori30.020A (Hamilton)
    Ka arohaehaehia nga ariaa ako, whakaako raanei i te reo Maori hei reo tuatahi, tuarua ranei, nga momo aromatawai i te reo me te uu o te whakawhitinga ki te whakaako i te reo Maori hei reo tuatahi, tuarua ranei. Ka whakauruhia te huhua o nga take a iwi. A critical examination of theories of first and second language acquisition, lea...
    MAOED502Tirohanga Whakahaere30.020A (Hamilton) & 20X (Hamilton)
    This paper explores the influence of social, cultural and political factors, nationally and internationally on leadership in Maori medium contexts. It provides participants with the opportunity to examine and inform their own practice of leadership. This paper is suitable for those who currently lead or aspire to lead in Maori medi...
    MAOED503Te Whakaora Reo: Matauranga Rumaki30.020A (Hamilton) & 20X (Hamilton)
    This paper examines indigenous theory and practice, indigenous language revival and indigenous language revitalisation. It also looks at Maori immersion education activities alongside other indigenous languages initiatives. Also included is an exploration of the way immersion education in overseas contexts can strengthen Maori imme...
    MAOED523Māori Educational Policies: Their Development and Some Strategic Responses30.020X (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...
  • 800 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    EDUCA800Education MPhil Thesis120.020X (Hamilton)
    No description available.
  • 900 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    EDUCA900Education PhD Thesis120.020I (Hamilton), 20I (Online), 20I (Tauranga), 20J (Hamilton), 20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    No description available.
    EDUCA994EdD Thesis120.020I (Hamilton) & 20X (Hamilton)
    No description available.
    EDUCA995EdD Research Portfolio120.020I (Hamilton) & 20X (Hamilton)
    No description available.

2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 23 October 2020 11:20am

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