Educational Leadership (2018)

These programmes are designed for aspiring educational leaders and those already in leadership positions in all education sectors.

Initial enquiries should be made to the Centre for Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Education.


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  • Prescriptions for the PGCert(SchPrinc)

    The Postgraduate Certificate in School Principalship is available for students who have completed a bachelors degree, or equivalent, and who have at least three years' full-time equivalent teaching experience.

    To complete the Postgraduate Certificate, students must complete 60 points at 500 level as follows.

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    PROF502Educational Leadership: Issues and Perspectives18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Online)
    Reflective practitioners are introduced to theories and practices of educational leadership in this paper. Major theorists and researchers are critically considered with an emphasis on relating these to the realities of education settings. A critical examination of one's own leadership practice is an important component of this cou...
  • Prescriptions for the PGCert(EdLeadership), PGDip(EdLeadership) and MEdLeadership

    To complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Leadership, students must take 60 points from PROF500, PROF502, PROF 504, PROF505, PROF507, PROF508, or PROF509. Within the Postgraduate Certificate a specialisation is available in Coaching and Mentoring, which requires PROF507 and PROF509.

    To complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership, students must take 120 points at 500 level, including PROF500 and PROF502, and a further 60 points from the following list. Within the Postgraduate Diploma a specialisation is available in Coaching and Mentoring. Students must take 120 points including PROF500, PROF502, PROF507 and PROF509.

    To complete an MEdLeadership, students must take 180 points at 500 level from the following list, including PROF500, PROF502, and either DSOE557 or PCSS502 and one of a Directed Study equivalent to 30 points, or a Dissertation equivalent to 60 points, or a Thesis equivalent to 90 points.

    Candidates who hold a BTchg(Hons) or a PGDip(EdLeadership) must take a further 120 points, including any required papers, to complete the Master of Educational Leadership.

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    DSOE557Research Methods18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Online) & 18S (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.
    EDUCA500Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Maori and critical theories18B (Block - Tauranga)
    Cullturally 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.
    HDCO565Restorative Practices in EducationThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    PCSS508Education Policy and Society18A (Hamilton)
    A critical analysis of educational policies and practices, with particular references to New Zealand.
    PROF500Educational Leadership: Organisational Development18B (Block) & 18B (Online)
    This paper explores theories of change management in educational contexts, and includes strategies for planning and the operationalisation of such education plans. It critically examines public policy issues, and the impact of these and other issues on organisational review and development.
    PROF502Educational Leadership: Issues and Perspectives18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Online)
    Reflective practitioners are introduced to theories and practices of educational leadership in this paper. Major theorists and researchers are critically considered with an emphasis on relating these to the realities of education settings. A critical examination of one's own leadership practice is an important component of this cou...
    PROF504Educational Leadership: Inquiry in Organisations and Communities18B (Block)
    This paper critically examines the contextual and relational nature of educational leadership in learning organisations. Through examining and employing fundamental principles of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) - a positive and engaging approach to purposeful organisational change, and Action Research (AR), a process of self-reflective i...
    PROF505Educational Leadership for Social Justice18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Online)
    This paper draws on research and theory from New Zealand and global contexts to critically examine leadership practices related to issues of social justice in education. This paper provides opportunities to engage in current debates related to access, fairness, agency and success in education and offers a framework for raising soci...
    PROF507Developing Educational Leadership: Coaching and Mentoring18A (Block)
    This paper critically examines theories and models of continuing leadership development through mentoring and coaching. It focuses on the importance of critical reflection on practice, the change process through adult learning theory, and the leadership capacity building that is so important in educational settings. Participants wi...
    PROF509Educational Leadership: Advanced Coaching and Mentoring18B (Block)
    This paper advances the conceptual, theoretical and practical understanding of coaching and mentoring introduced in PROF507. It expands the interpersonal skills and knowledge essential for effective coaching/mentoring in educational contexts and continues the emphasis on critical reflection on practice. Participants will be in an a...
    PROF523Maori Educational Policies: Their Development and Some Strategic Responses18A (Block - Tauranga) & 18C (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...
    PROF540Professional Learning and Development18A (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...
    PROF541Using Evidence for Effective Practice18B (Block)
    This paper aims to enable students to read, interpret, evaluate and use evidence to improve their own pedagogical practice, and the practice of others.
    PROF560Educational Leadership in Higher EducationThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    PROF563Coaching, Mentoring and Skilful Conversations in Higher EducationThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    PROF580Professional Seminar: Women in Educational Leadership18B (Block)
    This paper examines the gendered discourses of educational leadership. Working from a critical perspective, participants engage with current theory and literature along with dialogic processes to explore the issues and challenges associated with women and leadership from a national and international perspective. This paper is str...
    RPLC500Professional Learning in Education Practice18C (Hamilton)
    This paper allows students to submit a portfolio for assessment of learning undertaken in a non formal setting, for credit towards a postgraduate qualification in the Faculty of Education.
    TWED590Directed Study18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    The Directed Study provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do a small piece of independent research under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar.
    TWED592Dissertation18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    The two paper (60 point) Dissertation provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do an independent research project under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar.
    TWED593Thesis18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    The three paper (90 point) Thesis provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do an independent research project under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar.
    TWED594Thesis18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    The four paper (120 point) thesis provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do an independent research project under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 November 2017 4:56pm

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