Disability and Inclusion Studies (2022)

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)

    To complete the PGCert(DInS), students must take 60 points at 500 level. The two required papers are DINST521 and DINST522.

  • Prescriptions for the PGDip(DInS)

    To complete the PGDip(DInS), students must take 120 points at 500 level, including DINST521, DINST522 and 30 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, DINST522 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.

  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    COUNS546Conflict Resolution: Restorative Approaches30.022B (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.
    DINST513Early Intervention for Children with Special Needs30.022B (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...
    DINST521Contemporary Issues in Disability and Inclusion Studies30.022A (Hamilton) & 22A (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.
    DINST522Inclusion Policy and Practice: A Disability Rights Approach30.022B (Hamilton) & 22B (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.
    EDUCA500Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Māori and Critical Theories30.022X (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 Practice30.022X (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.
    EDUCA557Becoming a researcher: theory, ethics and methods30.022A (Online), 22B (Online) & 22H (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 Study30.022I (Hamilton) & 22I (Online)
    Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
    EDUCA592Dissertation60.022X (Hamilton), 22X (Online) & 22X (Tauranga)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    EDUCA593Education Thesis90.022X (Hamilton), 22X (Online) & 22X (Tauranga)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    EDUCA594Education Thesis120.022X (Hamilton), 22X (Online) & 22X (Tauranga)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    HMDEV503Educational and Life Transitions: Changing Roles and Changing Contexts30.022B (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. ...
    MAOED500Rangahau Kaupapa Māori - Kaupapa Māori Research30.022X (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.
    MAOED523Māori Educational Policies: Their Development and Some Strategic Responses30.022X (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...

2022 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 22 October 2021 7:02pm

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