Adult Learning (2020)
The subject of Adult Learning aims to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of learning and teaching processes, practices and structures in this area. It equips graduates with the knowledge to work alongside adults in New Zealand tertiary institutions such as adult and community education agencies, polytechnics, private training establishments, wananga and universities.
Adult Learning is available as a minor for all undergraduate degrees.
To complete a minor in Adult Learning, students must complete 60 points in Adult Learning, including EDSOC202 and EDSOC302; and at least 30 points from CMYHE201, EDSOC200, EDUCA210, HMDEV202, SOCWK205 and WKEMP300.
Initial enquiries should be made to the Faculty of Education.
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- Prescriptions for the GradDip(AdLg)
- Prescriptions for the MEd
- 100 Level
- 200 Level
- 300 Level
- 500 Level
Prescriptions for the GradDip(AdLg)
To complete a Graduate Diploma in Adult Learning, students must complete 120 points, including both EDSOC202 and EDSOC302, at least 15 points from HMDEV202 and/or EDUCA210, and the remaining points from HMDEV302, EDSOC300, SOCW305, WKEMP300 or other approved papers at 300 level or above.
Prescriptions for the MEd
To complete a Master of Education in Adult Learning, students must complete 180 points at 500 level, including at least 60 points from 500 level, and an approved research methods paper. Students will normally be expected to focus their required independent research on a topic related to Adult Learning.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location EDUCA110 Diverse Perspectives on Learning and Teaching 20A (Hamilton) & 20A (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 Occurrence / Location CMYHE201 Healthy Lifestyles and Healthy Communities 20B (Hamilton) 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 20A (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 20A (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... EDUCA210 Learning Through Life: Contexts and Considerations 20B (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 20A (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 20A (Tauranga) 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 Occurrence / Location EDSOC301 History of New Zealand Education 20B (Hamilton) This paper explores the recent history of New Zealand education, with particular emphasis on the Tomorrow's Schools and other educational reforms introduced in the 1980s and those that have followed. EDSOC302 Adults Learning for Life 20B (Hamilton) 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 20B (Hamilton) This paper considers the issues arising for adults as they age. It will critically reflect on issues around positive ageing in a global context. WKEMP300 Education, Skill and Employment 20A (Hamilton), 20A (Online), 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Online) The purpose of this paper is to focus on policy and practice in the field of paid work, education and training. This encapsulates tertiary education a field that includes: adult and community education; higher education; vocational education and training; human resource development; and workplace learning.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location ADLNG500 Issues in Adult and Tertiary Education 20B (Block) 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. HMDEV502 Diversity in Adulthood 20A (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...
2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 3 September 2019 10:51am