Education and Society (2023)
This subject 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), Bachelor of Climate Change (BCC), 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, BCC 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, BCC, 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)
- Prescriptions for the GradDip(EdSoc)
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- 300 Level
- 500 Level
Prescriptions for the GradCert(EdSoc)
The qualification regulations define the requirements for the Graduate Certificate. There are no specified subject papers that must be completed for the GradCert(EdSoc).
Prescriptions for the GradDip(EdSoc)
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location EDSOC100 Education: Past and Present 15.0 23A (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. EDSOC101 The New Zealand Educational Context 15.0 23B (Hamilton), 23B (Online) & 23B (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 15.0 23A (Hamilton) This introductory paper provides students with an overview of Aotearoa New Zealand's histories through hundreds of years of Maori and Iwi history and British Colonial invasions, to the present. Students explore popular overarching myths and narratives of Aotearoa NZ history, key events, peoples and leading scholarship in the field.... PHILO150 The Big Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy 15.0 23B (Hamilton) & 23B (Tauranga) An introduction to philosophy that investigates a range of big questions. The big questions may include: does God exist?, does my morality apply to you?, do we have free will?, what is the meaning of life?, and who am I?. SOCIO101 Introduction to Sociology 15.0 23B (Hamilton) & 23B (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 Points Occurrence / Location EDSOC200 Education and New Zealand Society 15.0 23A (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 15.0 23B (Online) & 23B (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 15.0 23A (Online) 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... EDSOC203 Education in the Moana: Critical Indigenous talatalanoa 15.0 23A (Hamilton) & 23A (Online) This paper provides the foundational ideas and principles associated with Indigenous education aligned with Moana Matauranga. It will examine the impact of colonisation on the education systems in Moana-nui-a-kiwa. SOCPY200 Social Policy and Social Issues 15.0 23A (Online) & 23A (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 Points Occurrence / Location EDSOC300 Māori Knowledge and Western Impacts in Education 15.0 23A (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 15.0 23B (Online) 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 15.0 23B (Online) 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 15.0 23B (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 15.0 23A (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.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location EDUCA500 Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Māori and Critical Theories 30.0 23X (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 Becoming a researcher: theory, ethics and methods 30.0 23A (Online), 23B (Online) & 23H (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 23I (Hamilton) & 23I (Online) Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff. EDUCA592 Dissertation 60.0 23X (Hamilton), 23X (Online) & 23X (Tauranga) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation. EDUCA593 Education Thesis 90.0 23X (Hamilton), 23X (Online) & 23X (Tauranga) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. EDUCA594 Education Thesis 120.0 23X (Hamilton), 23X (Online) & 23X (Tauranga) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. MAOED500 Rangahau Kaupapa Māori - Kaupapa Māori Research 30.0 23X (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 23X (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...
2023 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 2 February 2023 8:51am