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)

    To complete the Graduate Diploma in Adult Learning, students must complete 120 points, including EDSOC202 and EDSOC302, at least 15 points from EDUCA210 and/or HMDEV202, and the remaining points from EDSOC300, HMDEV302, SOCWK305, 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.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    EDUCA110Diverse Perspectives on Learning and Teaching15.021A (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...
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    CMYHE201Healthy Lifestyles and Healthy Communities15.021B (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.
    EDSOC200Education and New Zealand Society15.021A (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.
    EDSOC202Planning Learning Opportunities for Adults15.021A (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...
    EDUCA210Learning Through Life: Contexts and Considerations15.021B (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 ...
    HMDEV202Adult Development and Ageing15.021A (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.
    SOCWK205Community Development15.021A (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.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    EDSOC300Māori Knowledge and Western Impacts in Education15.021A (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.
    EDSOC302Adults Learning for Life15.021B (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.
    HMDEV302Ageing in a Changing World15.021B (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.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    ADLNG500Issues in Adult and Tertiary Education30.021B (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.
    EDUCA540Professional Learning and Development30.021A (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...
    HMDEV502Diversity in Adulthood30.021A (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...

2021 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 29 September 2020 9:09am

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