Education (2020)

The study of education encompasses a broad range of options that reflect the far-reaching nature of the field. Educationists are interested in how knowledge, skills and values are constructed, accumulated, and conveyed through formal and informal means. The papers available in the subject Education provide opportunities for academic and professional development for those employed in the education sector. It is possible to plan a programme that is tailored to individuals' intellectual and/or professional needs.

Education is available as a minor for all undergraduate degrees.

To complete a minor in Education, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed under the subject Education or from the lists for Arts Education, Language and Literacy Education, Maori Education, Mathematics Education, or Science, Technology and Environmental Education, including at least one of EDSOC101, EDUCA110, or HMDEV100, and at least 30 points above 100 level.


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  • Prescriptions for the Dip(Ed) and GradDip(Ed)

    The Diploma in Education (Dip(Ed)) and the Graduate Diploma in Education (GradDip(Ed)) are available for students who want to broaden their knowledge in the area of education. The GradDip(Ed) is also suitable for graduates from a teacher education programme who wish to develop their curriculum and pedagogical knowledge. The Dip(Ed) and the GradDip(Ed) do not lead to teacher registration in New Zealand. Programmes of study for the GradDip(Ed) should be planned with the intention to create a strong basis for further study at postgraduate level. Initial inquiries should be made to the Centre for Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Education.

    The Dip(Ed) consists of 120 points, including 75 points at 200 level or above, taken from the prescriptions for Arts Education, Education, Education and Society, Language and Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, and/or Science Technology and Environmental Education.

    The GradDip(Ed) consists of 120 points, including at least 75 points at 300 level or above, taken from 300 level Education papers and/or the prescriptions for Arts Education, Education, Education and Society, Language and Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, and/or Science Technology and Environmental Education. Within the GradDip(Ed) a specialisation in Arts Education is available. Details of the specialisation requirements can be obtained from the Faculty of Education.

  • Prescriptions for the PGCert(Ed), PGDip(Ed) and MEd

    To complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Education, students must take 60 points at 500 level from the 500 level Education papers or from the prescriptions for Arts Education, Education, Education and Society, Language and Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, and Science, Technology and Environmental Education.

    To complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Education, students must take 120 points at 500 level, including one of EDUCA500, EDUCA557 or MAOED500, and at least 60 points from the papers listed below or from the prescriptions for Arts Education, Education, Education and Society, Language and Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, and Science, Technology and Environmental Education.

    Within the Postgraduate Certificate specialisations are available in eEducation and Restorative Practices. Within the Postgraduate Diploma specialisations are available in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education, eEducation, Global Studies in Education, Guidance and Pastoral Care, Maori Medium Teaching/Te Ropu Tohu Paerua, Middle Schooling, Music Education, or Restorative Practices. Details of the specialisation requirements can be obtained from the Faculty of Education Postgraduate Studies Handbook.

    To complete an MEd, students must take 180 points at 500 level from the 500 level Education papers or from the prescriptions for Arts Education, Education, Education and Society, Language and Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, and Science, Technology and Environmental Education, including one of EDUCA500, EDUCA557 or MAOED500, and one of a Directed Study equivalent to 30 points, or a Dissertation equivalent to 60 points, or a Thesis equivalent to 90 or 120 points.

    Within the Master of Education specialisations are available in Global Studies in Education, Professional Learning and STEM Education. Details of the specialisation requirements can be obtained from the Faculty of Education Postgraduate Studies Handbook.

    Candidates who hold a BTchg(Hons) or a PGDip(Ed) must take a further 120 points at 500 level, including any required papers, to complete the Master of Education.

  • Prescriptions for the MPhil

    The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

  • Prescriptions for the PhD and EdD

    The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

    The Doctor of Education is a professional doctorate for senior practitioners in their fields who are proven excellent scholars, and who want to commit themselves to supporting and developing their profession through research. Papers will be offered subject to staffing. Intending students should discuss their programme with the Director of the Centre for Postgraduate Studies.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    DLRNG100Developing Digital Fluency20A (Online)
    This paper offers a foundation for students learning to navigate and communicate effectively through digital learning environments. It incorporates purposeful selection of technologies for learning, and digital literacy which includes being able to research, create, evaluate and apply technical skills while doing so.
    EDSOC101The New Zealand Educational Context20B (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.
    EDUCA110Diverse Perspectives on Learning and Teaching20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga)
    This introductory paper gives students opportunities to critically engage with a body of salient theoretical lenses addressing learning, teaching and education. Learning and teaching are interrogated from social, psychological and anthropological perspectives. Students are encouraged to engage in critical deconstruction of learning...
    HMDEV100Lifespan Development20A (Hamilton), 20B (Online) & 20B (Tauranga)
    HMDEV100 focuses on understanding and enhancing human development through an exploration of biological, psychological, social and cultural factors that influence patterns of development and learning over the lifespan.
    MAOED100Huarahi Matauranga Maori: Historical and Contemporary Approaches to Maori Education20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Online)
    This paper examines historical and contemporary approaches in Maori education provision in Aotearoa New Zealand. It explores policies, practices and developments that have impacted on the educational development of Maori.
    WRITE100Writing for Academic Success20A (Hamilton), 20A (Online), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Online), 20B (Tauranga) & 20X (Hamilton)
    The paper gives opportunities for undergraduate students to develop their academic literacy skills. It begins with general academic communication and research skills and then embeds academic literacy practice within disciplines of study.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    DLRNG200Digital Learning: Critical Perspectives and Lifelong Possibilities20A (Online)
    This paper examines educational uses of digital technologies, with an emphasis on learning through electronic networks, including social media. The paper explores evolving theoretical shifts and policy directions alongside topical issues and practical perspectives.
    EDUCA200Te Hononga Tangata20A (Tauranga) & 20B (Hamilton)
    This paper prepares students to recognise and understand local and global cultural diversity, and to work competently and confidently in culturally appropriate ways with diverse others in educational contexts.
    EDUCA210Learning Through Life: Contexts and Considerations20B (Hamilton)
    In this paper, students will explore contemporary considerations which shape learning and teaching across the lifespan, and contextualise these within specific areas of focus. Students will have opportunities to reflect systematically on their own lifelong learning trajectories, and on the relationship between individual goals for ...
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    DLRNG300Developing of Digital Technologies: Contemporary Social and Educational Issues20A (Online)
    This paper considers the broad range and pace of development in digital technologies, and implications for educators and others involved in technologies for education and training, including businesses, and new learners.
    DLRNG301Digital Innovation Adoption and Theories of Digital Learning20B (Online)
    This paper explores contemporary theories associated with digital innovation adoption and the design, development and use of digital systems, content and environments, with particular focus on social, distributed, networked and collaborative learning.
    EDSOC303Education and Sexuality20B (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.
    EDUCA303Curriculum Perspectives20A (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.
    EDUCA390Directed Study20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton), 20S (Hamilton) & 20S (Online)
    No description available.
    HMDEV320Implementing Inclusive Practices: Building Community Capacity20A (Online)
    This paper investigates the question - What skills are required so to fully include disabled children, young people and adults in the educational and social life of their local community?
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    DLRNG521Digital Technologies in the Classroom: New pedagogies, new practices20A (Online)
    This paper is designed for teachers from all levels of education who wish to further their practice with digital technologies in the classroom. Its project-based, thematic design allows participants to engage in practical investigations into digital technology use in their teaching, exploring new pedagogies, technologies or technol...
    DLRNG524Learning and Leadership in the Communication Age20B (Online)
    This paper explores global rationale underpinning the use of digital technologies in teaching and learning, and applies this to an analysis of New Zealand eLearning policy as it informs practice at an institutional level. Participants complete a small practical investigation of eLearning policy and practice within a selected educat...
    EDUCA500Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Maori and critical theories20B (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 Practice20X (Hamilton)
    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.
    EDUCA502Decolonising Spaces for Equity, Excellence and Belonging20X (Online)
    From research and their experiences, students consider disparities for Maori students, their contribution to these disparities and how to create conditions for reflexive and transformative teaching and learning. Students consider how they themselves might contribute to the disparities in education for Maori students. They then work...
    EDUCA503The Practices of Teaching20A (Block)
    This paper provides an overview for educators to articulate, critique and explain their teaching practices using the socio-cultural perspectives in the research literature.
    EDUCA504Critical Reflections on Decolonising Education Spaces20S (Online) & 20X (Online)
    Students critically reflect on extensive literature, their responses and their learning journal completed through Poutama Pounamu blended learning modules to engage in a reflexive synthesis of their ongoing learnings. This paper involved students critically reflecting back on their learning journals, a range of relevant literature ...
    EDUCA506Educational Assessment20B (Online)
    This paper provides an opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge and critical awareness of the theoretical issues and practical implications associated with improving learning and teaching through the implementation of a broad model of educational assessment. It is appropriate for practitioners at all levels of education: early chi...
    EDUCA510Special Topic20X (Hamilton)
    This paper is available for students who require an individually supervised project to complete their qualification in a subject offered by Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education.
    EDUCA515Special Topic20X (Hamilton)
    This paper is available for students who require an individually supervised project to complete their qualification in a subject offered by Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education.
    EDUCA530Special Topic20X (Online)
    The content of this paper is determined case-by-case as it will be used when the content is determined by the academic associated with an individual students' programme. One example would be a student who is undertaking an independent self-directed study that is not research based. The contents, assignments, marking criteria, and ...
    EDUCA540Professional Learning and Development20A (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...
    EDUCA541Using Evidence for Effective Practice20B (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.
    EDUCA557Research Methods20A (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.
    EDUCA590Directed Study20I (Hamilton) & 20I (Online)
    Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
    EDUCA592Dissertation20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    EDUCA593Education Thesis20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    EDUCA594Education Thesis20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    HMDEV502Diversity in Adulthood20A (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on adult development with an emphasis on ageing, diversity, culture and social justice. Examining social and political discourses, the paper explores how the resulting messages influence the everyday experiences of people at different stages of adulthood; and the implications of these for working with diversity i...
    MAOED500Rangahau Kaupapa Maori - Kaupapa Maori Research20X (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.
    MAOED501Matauranga Reo Maori20A (Hamilton)
    Ka arohaehaehia ngaa ariaa ako, whakaako raanei i te reo Maaori hei reo tuatahi, tuarua ranei, nga momo aromatawai i te reo me te uu o te whakawhitinga ki te whakaako i te reo Maaori hei reo tuatahi, tuarua ranei. Ka whakauruhia te huhua o ngaa take aa iwi. A critical examination of theories of first and second language acquisition...
    MAOED502Tirohanga Whakahaere20A (Hamilton) & 20X (Hamilton)
    This paper explores the influence of social, cultural and political factors, nationally and internationally on leadership in Maori medium contexts. It provides participants with the opportunity to examine and inform their own practice of leadership. This paper is suitable for those who currently lead or aspire to lead in Maori medi...
    MAOED503Te Whakaora Reo: Matauranga Rumaki20A (Hamilton) & 20X (Hamilton)
    This paper examines indigenous theory and practice, indigenous language revival and indigenous language revitalisation. It also looks at Maori immersion education activities alongside other indigenous languages initiatives. Also included is an exploration of the way immersion education in overseas contexts can strengthen Maori imme...
    MAOED523Maori Educational Policies: Their Development and Some Strategic Responses20X (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...
  • 800 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    EDUCA800Education MPhil Thesis20X (Hamilton)
    No description available.
  • 900 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    EDUCA900Education PhD Thesis20I (Hamilton), 20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    No description available.
    EDUCA994EdD Thesis20I (Hamilton) & 20X (Hamilton)
    No description available.
    EDUCA995EdD Research Portfolio20I (Hamilton) & 20X (Hamilton)
    No description available.

2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 3 September 2019 10:51am

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