Disability and Inclusion Studies (2021)
This subject focuses on knowledge, understanding and skills in disability and inclusive practices in a variety of professional and community contexts.
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- Prescriptions for the PGCert(DInS)
- Prescriptions for the PGDip(DInS)
- Prescriptions for the MDInS
- 500 Level
Prescriptions for the PGCert(DInS)
To complete the PGCert(DInS), students must take 60 points at 500 level including DINST521 and 30 points from the Disability and Inclusion Studies subject.
Prescriptions for the PGDip(DInS)
To complete the PGDip(DInS), students must take 120 points at 500 level, including DINST521, and 60 points from the Disability and Inclusion Studies subject. 30 points may be taken from another Postgraduate Diploma subject.
Prescriptions for the MDInS
To complete the MDInS, students must take 180 points at 500 level including DINST521 and one of 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 Disability and Inclusion Studies.
Optional papers will be selected from the papers listed in the Disability and Inclusion Studies subject, or 30 points may be selected from outside the field of the degree.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location COUNS546 Conflict Resolution: Restorative Approaches 30.0 21B (Block) This paper develops the skills of facilitating conflict resolution using mediation, conferencing and other types of restorative and generative conversations in families, schools and other contexts. A narrative perspective on conflict resolution features strongly in the paper. DINST513 Early Intervention for Children with Special Needs 30.0 21B (Online) This paper is intended to enable students to understand the philosophical and developmental justification for early intervention programmes for young children with special needs and their families. The focus will be on early intervention carried out in a range of contexts. The paper content will include: concepts of disability mode... DINST521 Contemporary Issues in Disability and Inclusion Studies 30.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21A (Online) This paper examines the historical and contemporary context that drives the bio-medical and social justice models of inclusive social and educational practice. It will also consider how a disability advocacy focus affects the practice of academic research. DINST522 Inclusion Policy and Practice: A Disability Rights Approach 30.0 21B (Online) Framed by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with disabilities, this paper explores disability rights focussed policies and practices that shape social inclusion. 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. EDUCA501 Professional Learning in Education Practice 30.0 21X (Online) 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. 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 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. HMDEV503 Educational and Life Transitions: Changing Roles and Changing Contexts 30.0 21B (Block) The life of an individual involves many transitions to new roles and new contexts. These include numerous educational transitions, from infants and young children entering early childhood services, through school transitions, to adults starting tertiary or work contexts. Each transition may offer both opportunities and challenges. ... HMDEV524 Intelligence, Creativity and the Development of Talent 30.0 21B (Online) This paper involves an in-depth examination of historical and contemporary models of intelligence, creativity, giftedness, and talent, and how these different interpretations impact on policy and practice in education. 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. MAOED523 Māori Educational Policies: Their Development and Some Strategic Responses 30.0 21X (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...
2021 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 22 January 2021 6:53pm