Education and Society (2020)
Education and Society involves critical inquiry into the social, political, cultural, and economic policies, theories and practices of education in New Zealand society. Its origins are in humanities and social science disciplines such as History, Philosophy, and Sociology, and it has close affinities with contemporary interdisciplinary fields exploring social policy, culture, gender, and work. Education and Society raises questions about the role of Education in addressing issues of social justice, power and inequality.
Education and Society is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc). Education and Society may also be taken as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.
To complete Education and Society as a single major for the BA or the BSocSc, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Education and Society, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete either EDSOC100 or EDSOC101; at least 30 points from EDSOC200, EDSOC201 and EDSOC202; and at least 30 points from EDSOC300, EDSOC301, EDSOC302 and EDSOC303.
To complete Education and Society as part of a double major for the BA, BSocSc or other undergraduate degrees, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Education and Society including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete either EDSOC100 or EDSOC101; at least 30 points from EDSOC200, EDSOC201 and EDSOC202; and at least 30 points from EDSOC300, EDSOC301, EDSOC302 and EDSOC303.
To complete a minor in Education and Society, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Education and Society major, including at least 30 points above 100 level.
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- Prescriptions for the GradCert(EdSoc) and GradDip(EdSoc)
- Prescriptions for the PGCert(EdSoc), PGDip(EdSoc), BA(Hons), BSocSc(Hons), MA, MEd and MSocSc
- 100 Level
- 200 Level
- 300 Level
- 500 Level
Prescriptions for the GradCert(EdSoc) and GradDip(EdSoc)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Education and Society at an advanced level in their first degree.
The Graduate Diploma in Education and Society consists of 120 points at 100 level or above, including at least 80 points at 300 level or above. Each programme must include EDSOC101 and one of EDSOC100, EDSOC200, EDSOC201 and at least 60 points from 300 level Education and Society papers, including at least 40 points from PCSS coded papers.
For further details, contact the Division of Education Office.
Prescriptions for the PGCert(EdSoc), PGDip(EdSoc), BA(Hons), BSocSc(Hons), MA, MEd and MSocSc
To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in graduate Education and Society papers, a student should normally have at least a B average in either the best three of their 300 level Education and Society papers or all their undergraduate Education and Society papers.
To complete a BA(Hons) or BSocSc(Hons) in Education and Society, students must gain 120 points at 500 level, including at least 30 points in research (normally PCSS591), EDUCA557 or HISTY516, or both SSRP503 and SSRP504.
To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in the MEd, MA or MSocSc in Education and Society, a student should have completed either:
a) a BA or BSocSc with a major in Education and Society (or equivalent) and have gained at least a B average across all 300 level papers.
b) a BA(Hons) or BSocSc(Hons) in Education and Society (or equivalent) and have gained at least a B average across all 500 level papers.
Completion requirements for the MA or MSocSc in Education and Society vary according to admission criteria:
Students admitted under a) above must complete 180 points from approved 500 level papers, including a research methodology paper, and either a 120 point thesis, a 90 point thesis, or a 60 point dissertation.
Students admitted under b) above must complete a 120 point thesis, a 90 point thesis and a further 30 points from approved 500 level papers, or a 60 point dissertation and a further 60 points from approved 500 level papers.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location EDSOC100 Education: Past and Present 20A (Hamilton), 20P (Hamilton) & 20P (Online) 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. EDSOC101 The New Zealand Educational Context 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Online) & 20B (Tauranga) The paper addresses the educational policies, ideas and processes shaping the educational contexts within which New Zealanders learn and teach. HISTY107 New Zealand Histories: Fresh Perspectives 20A (Hamilton) This introductory paper provides students with an overview of New Zealand's history, from first settlement to the present. The paper showcases exciting new developments in local and international historical scholarship and engages with contemporary issues. PHILO150 The Big Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga) An introduction to philosophical problems in the areas of knowledge and mind, value theory, metaphysics and religion. SOCIO101 Introduction to Sociology 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga) This paper prepares students for further study in a range of social science subjects. It introduces the main sociological theories, concepts and practices that enable an understanding of contemporary societies.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location 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. EDSOC201 The Purpose of Education 20B (Online) & 20B (Tauranga) This paper is an introduction to the philosophy of education. It engages with a number of principles, including phenomenology, Romanticism, indigenous metaphysics, Western metaphysics, and poststructuralism. EDSOC202 Planning Learning Opportunities for Adults 20A (Hamilton) & 20A (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... SOCPY200 Social Policy and Social Issues 20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga) The paper continues the study of social policy at 200 level. The focus of this paper is on the welfare state, the policy cycle as well as social problems, such as poverty.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location EDSOC300 Maori Knowledge and Western Impacts in Education 20A (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. 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. EDSOC303 Education and Sexuality 20B (Online) A study of the ways childhood and adult sexuality is constructed, monitored and regulated in society and in educational settings. The major emphasis is on exploring sexuality through historical and sociological perspectives. EDUCA303 Curriculum Perspectives 20A (Online) This paper examines curriculum conceptions, perspectives, and decision-making, through a range of historical, political and socio-cultural contexts and settings. Participants engage in critique of curriculum issues and shaping forces. EDUWK300 Community Engagement in Education 20B (Block) & 20B (Block - Tauranga) This paper provides opportunities for professional and personal development within varied work-related settings relevant to the fields of Education and Society, Digital Learning, and Human Development. 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. EDSOC501 Education Policy and Society 20A (Hamilton) A critical analysis of educational policies and practices, with particular references to New Zealand. EDSOC511 Curriculum Policy and Possibilities 20A (Online) & 20B (Online) This paper provides a critical theory and practice underpinning for participants interested in curriculum policy, implementation and leadership. Participants engage with educational thought and discourses that shape curriculum policy and possibilities. Contemporary conceptions of citizenship education, and cross-curricular approach... EDSOC513 Educational Thought 20A (Online) This paper aims to interrogate philosophical ideas, values and beliefs by examining their relationship to key concepts in educational practice. EDSOC533 Engaging Families and Communities in Early Years Programmes: Collaborative and Cultural Inquiry Approaches 20A (Online) The paper offers theoretical understandings of working in early years settings that aim to integrate educational opportunities and holistic support for children and families. It offers opportunity to undertake a small research project using a collaborative and cultural inquiry approach to find out about the funds of knowledge resid... EDUCA500 Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Maori and critical theories 20B (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. EDUCA557 Research Methods 20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Online) & 20S (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 20I (Hamilton) & 20I (Online) Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff. EDUCA592 Dissertation 20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation. EDUCA593 Education Thesis 20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. EDUCA594 Education Thesis 20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. GLOBE503 Indigenous Educational Achievement and Worldview 20A (Online) This paper provides graduates with the opportunity to study the intersection between indigenous philosophies and educational achievement. Students examine topics such as local school-based research, current education institutions, Treaty of Waitangi issues, and theories of education and learning as they involve indigenous people. A... GLOBE507 International Educational Development 20B (Block) This paper explores the relationship between education, poverty and development in international contexts. It critically examines theories, discourses and debates, and considers how education contributes towards sustainable, equitable and peaceful development. GLOBE587 Globalisation, Cultures, Identities and Education 20A (Online) Globalisation challenges many assumptions about identities and cultures that impact on education. Focusing on narrative research methods, the course critically examines power relations and subjectivity as it considers multiple narratives of identity (eg. personal, gender, ethnic, national immigration). GLOBE589 Global Education and New Media Cultures 20B (Online) This paper critically examines how new media have responded to key issues and challenges facing students, teachers, schools and education systems worldwide, with a focus on students in remote, marginalized and Indigenous communities. MAOED500 Rangahau Kaupapa Maori - Kaupapa Maori Research 20X (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 Maori Educational Policies: Their Development and Some Strategic Responses 20X (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...
2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 1 July 2020 8:51am