Education and Society (2019)
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 major for the Bachelor of Social Sciences offered through the Faculty of Education and the Bachelor of Arts offered through the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Education and Society may also be taken as a second major or as a minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to academic approval of the Faculty 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 second major, 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 EDSOC101and one of EDSOC200, EDSOC100, 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 Faculty of Education Academic 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), DSOE557 or HIST502, 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.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location EDSOC100 Education: Past and Present 19A (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 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Online) & 19B (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 19A (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 19B (Hamilton) An introduction to philosophical problems in the areas of knowledge and mind, value theory, metaphysics and religion. SOCIO101 Introduction to Sociology 19B (Hamilton) & 19B (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 19A (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 19B (Online) & 19B (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 19A (Hamilton) 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 19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton) & 19B (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 19A (Online) & 19A (Tauranga) 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 19B (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 19B (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 19B (Hamilton) 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 19A (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. WKEMP300 Education, Skill and Employment 19A (Hamilton) & 19A (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 19B (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 19A (Hamilton) This paper provides students with the opportunity to examine the work of Michel Foucault and the influences upon his thinking. EDSOC511 Curriculum Policy and Possibilities 19B (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 19A (Online) & 19A (Tauranga) 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 19A (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 19B (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. EDUCA557 Research Methods 19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Online) & 19S (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 19D (Hamilton) & 19D (Online) Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff. GLOBE503 Indigenous and Post-Colonial Global Perspectives in Education 19A (Hamilton) This paper provides graduates with the opportunity to pursue further in-depth study of contemporary issues relating to bicultural education and cultural theory. Students can not only examine topics such as local school-based research, current education institutions, Treaty of Waitangi issues, and theories of education and learning ... GLOBE507 Global Citizenship and International Development Education 19B (Online) This paper aims to provide a critical history of international development and education by reference to modernisation, development theory, post-developmentalism and sustainability. It will focus on recent theories of economic development within the context of globalisation that highlight the role of education such as human capital... GLOBE587 Globalisation, Cultures, Identities and Education 19A (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). MAOED500 Rangahau Kaupapa Maori - Kaupapa Maori Research 19C (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 19C (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...
2019 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 15 November 2018 2:19pm