Adult Learning (2021)
This subject focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding of learning and teaching processes, practices and structures in adult learning.
Adult Learning is available as a minor.
To complete a minor in Adult Learning, students must complete 60 points in Adult Learning, including EDSOC202, EDSOC302; and 30 points from CMYHE201, EDSOC200, EDUCA210, HMDEV202, SOCWK205 and WKEMP300.
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Prescriptions for the GradDip(AdLg)
Prescriptions for the MEd
To complete the Master of Education in Adult Learning, students must complete 180 points at 500 level, including at least 60 points from 500 level papers in the Adult Learning subject; one of the following Research Methods papers EDUCA500, EDUCA557, or MAOED500; and one of a Directed Study equivalent to 30 points, a Dissertation equivalent to 60 points, or a Thesis equivalent to 90 or 120 points.
Students will normally be expected to focus their independent research on a topic related to Adult Learning.
Optional papers will be selected from the papers listed in the MEd subjects, the MEdLeadership, or 30 points may be selected from outside the field of the degree.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location EDUCA110 Diverse Perspectives on Learning and Teaching 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21A (Tauranga) 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...
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location CMYHE201 Healthy Lifestyles and Healthy Communities 15.0 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga) This paper aims to develop understanding of sociological analyses and critiques of health promotion and to develop comprehension of the relationship between practice and the wider cultural, environmental, political, and social contexts in which health promotion occurs. EDSOC200 Education and New Zealand Society 15.0 21A (Hamilton) 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. EDSOC202 Planning Learning Opportunities for Adults 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21A (Tauranga) 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... EDUCA210 Learning Through Life: Contexts and Considerations 15.0 21B (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 ... HMDEV202 Adult Development and Ageing 15.0 21A (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. SOCWK205 Community Development 15.0 No occurrences This paper critically explores the evolution, dimensions and practice of community development in Aoteoroa New Zealand including Maori development. It also focuses on the strategies, skills and tools necessary for community development practice.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location EDSOC300 Māori Knowledge and Western Impacts in Education 15.0 21A (Online) This paper explores comparisons between key Western and Maori philosophies. It considers how Maori and Western philosophies respectively describe the self's relationship with thought and knowledge in the context of education. EDSOC302 Adults Learning for Life 15.0 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga) This paper explores the character of adult learning including analysis of social issues in the field. It focusses on areas within lifelong learning where social inequalities are most prevalent. HMDEV302 Ageing in a Changing World 15.0 21B (Online) This paper considers the issues arising for adults as they age. It will critically reflect on issues around positive ageing in a global context.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location ADLNG500 Issues in Adult and Tertiary Education 30.0 No occurrences 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. EDUCA500 Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Māori and Critical Theories 30.0 21B (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. EDUCA540 Professional Learning and Development 30.0 21A (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... EDUCA557 Research Methods 30.0 21A (Online), 21B (Online) & 21H (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. EDUCA590 Directed Study 30.0 21I (Hamilton) & 21I (Online) Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff. EDUCA592 Dissertation 60.0 21I (Hamilton), 21X (Hamilton), 21X (Online) & 21X (Tauranga) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation. EDUCA593 Education Thesis 90.0 21X (Hamilton), 21X (Online) & 21X (Tauranga) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. EDUCA594 Education Thesis 120.0 21X (Hamilton), 21X (Online) & 21X (Tauranga) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. HMDEV502 Contemporary Issues in Adulthood 30.0 21A (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... MAOED500 Rangahau Kaupapa Māori - Kaupapa Māori Research 30.0 21X (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.
2021 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 9 July 2021 3:44pm