Education (2019)

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 EDUCA110, EDSOC101, 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 80 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 80 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 DSOE557, EDUCA500, 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 DSOE557, EDUCA500, 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 Fluency19A (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 Context19B (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.
    EDUCA110Learning and Teaching 119A (Tauranga) & 19B (Hamilton)
    In this paper, students will examine personal experiences that shape views of learning and teaching, theories of learning, and a range of innovative teaching practices to engage diverse learners.
    HMDEV100Lifespan Development19A (Hamilton), 19B (Online) & 19B (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 Education19A (Hamilton) & 19A (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 Success19A (Hamilton), 19A (Online), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Online), 19B (Tauranga) & 19C (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 Possibilities19A (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 Tangata19A (Tauranga) & 19B (Hamilton)
    This paper aims to develop awareness of the importance and complexity of effective, personal communicative competency in culturally diverse, intentionally educational contexts.
    EDUCA210Learning and Teaching 219A (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
    In this paper, students will examine diverse experiences of learners and teachers to build an understanding of multiple perspectives, influential pedagogies, and critical approaches to learning challenges.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    DLRNG301Digital Innovation Adoption and Theories of Digital Learning19B (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 Sexuality19B (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.
    EDUCA303Curriculum Perspectives19A (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 Study19A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton), 19S (Hamilton) & 19S (Online)
    No description available.
    HMDEV320Implementing Inclusive Practices: Building Community Capacity19B (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?
    PROF310eEducation: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives19B (Online)
    A critical examination of historical and current developments in eEducation and the nature of online teaching and learning.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    DLRNG522Teaching and Learning using the Internet19A (Online)
    This paper explores theoretical and practical perspectives on using the internet for teaching and learning. It examines the relationship between contemporary learning theories and their application using emerging online tools such as social networks, twitter, blogs and cloud-based services. It is suited to educators from all educat...
    DLRNG525eLearning Policy to Practice in the New Zealand Context19B (Online)
    This paper initially takes a global perspective reviewing and critiquing arguments for education's role in building electronically-networked knowledge societies. It then examines how this is reflected in contemporary New Zealand/Aotearoa digital technologies in education/eLearning strategies and policies, drawing implications from ...
    EDUCA500Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Maori and critical theories19B (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.
    EDUCA501Professional Learning in Education Practice19C (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.
    EDUCA503The Practices of Teaching19A (Online)
    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 Spaces19S (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 Assessment19B (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 Topic19C (Hamilton)
    This paper is available for students who require an individually supervised project to complete their qualification in a subject offered by the Faculty of Education.
    EDUCA515Special Topic19C (Hamilton)
    This paper is available for students who require an individually supervised project to complete their qualification in a subject offered by the Faculty of Education.
    EDUCA540Professional Learning and Development19A (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 Practice19B (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 Methods19A (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.
    EDUCA590Directed Study19D (Hamilton) & 19D (Online)
    Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
    EDUCA592Dissertation19C (Hamilton), 19C (Online) & 19C (Tauranga)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    EDUCA593Education Thesis19C (Hamilton), 19C (Online) & 19C (Tauranga)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    EDUCA594Education Thesis19C (Hamilton), 19C (Online) & 19C (Tauranga)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    HMDEV502Ageing and Society19B (Hamilton)
    This paper examines how ageing is constituted in both social and political discourses, and how the resulting messages influence the everyday experiences of older people.
    HMDEV565Restorative Practices in Education19A (Hamilton)
    This paper examines restorative practices and considers their role in education settings.
    MAOED500Rangahau Kaupapa Maori - Kaupapa Maori Research19C (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 Maori19A (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 Whakahaere19A (Hamilton) & 19C (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 Rumaki19A (Hamilton) & 19C (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 Responses19C (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...
    RPLCR500Recognition of Prior Learning - Professional Learning in Educational Practice19C (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 Faculty of Education.
  • 800 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    EDUCA800Faculty of Education MPhil Thesis19C (Hamilton)
    No description available.
  • 900 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    EDUCA900Faculty of Education PhD Thesis19C (Hamilton), 19C (Online), 19C (Tauranga) & 19D (Hamilton)
    No description available.
    EDUCA994EdD Thesis19C (Hamilton)
    No description available.
    EDUCA995EdD Research Portfolio19C (Hamilton)
    No description available.

2019 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 14 December 2018 12:01pm

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