Science, Technology and Environmental Education (2019)

The Science, Technology and Environmental Education programme is for educators interested in curriculum development, learning and teaching in science, technology and environmental education. The Programme is part of the Technology, Environmental, Mathematics and Science (TEMS) Education Centre, which offers professional development for graduates in technology, environmental, mathematics, science and education, who are interested in pursuing postgraduate study in the TEMS group of subjects. Intending students should discuss their programme of study with the Director of the Centre.

Note: The (NET) offerings may include an on-campus component.


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  • Prescriptions for the PGDip(ScEd), PGDip(TechEd), PGDip(ScTechEnvEd) and MEd

    To complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Science Education, Technology Education, or Science, Technology and Environmental Education, students must take 120 points at 500 level from the following list, including one of DSOE557, EDUCA500, or MAOED500. For each area, the paper offered in that area is required, so for Science: STER508, Technology: STER511, and Environmental: STER 513.

    To complete the Master of Education with a focus on Science, Technology and Environmental Education, students will normally complete 180 points at 500 level from the following list, including one of DSOE557, EDUCA500, or MAOED500, and one of a Directed Study equivalent to 30 points, a Dissertation equivalent to 60 points, or a Thesis equivalent to 90 or 120 points.

  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    EDUCA500Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Maori and critical theories19B (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.
    EDUCA557Research Methods19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Online) & 19S (Hamilton)
    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.
    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.
    SCTED508Science Education19A (Hamilton) & 19A (Online)
    This paper provides an overview of current research and development in learning, teaching, and assessment in science education, both in New Zealand and overseas. It includes an analysis of the origins, processes, and contexts of science, and their significance for science education current issues. Current issues in science educatio...
    SCTED511Technology Education19A (Online)
    This paper aims to provide an understanding of the current issues in technology education research and development.
    SCTED512Innovations in Science, Technology or Environmental Education19B (Online)
    This paper aims to help teachers of science, technology or environmental education to develop their knowledge of science, technology or the environment and to consider how this knowledge might be integrated into educational activities. Students will develop an understanding of the wider issues of curriculum and assessment innovatio...
    SCTED513Environmental and Sustainability Education19C (Hamilton)
    This paper aims to provide an opportunity for in-service and pre-service teachers, and community educators to enhance their knowledge and skills in environmental/sustainability education.
    SCTED543STEM Development Project19C (Hamilton)
    This paper offers an opportunity to develop a programme in a STEM subject or subjects, and evaluate it with students in classrooms.

2019 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 21 September 2018 4:09pm

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