Science, Technology and Environmental Education (2021)

This subject area focuses on curriculum, learning, teaching and assessment in science, technology and/or environmental and sustainability education. Study can focus on school or non-school settings, and encompasses inquiry learning and other contemporary approaches, as well as scientific, technological and sustainability issues.

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


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

    To complete the PGDip 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 EDUCA500, EDUCA557 or MAOED500. For each area, the paper offered in that area is required:

    Science Education: SCTED508.

    Technology Education: SCTED511.

    Science, Technology and Environmental Education: SCTED513.

  • Prescriptions for the MEd

    To complete the MEd in Science, Technology and Environmental Education, students must complete 180 points at 500 level, including at least 60 points from 500 level papers in the Science, Technology and Environmental Education subject, one of EDUCA500, EDUCA557 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.

    Students will normally be expected to focus their independent research on a topic related to Science, Technology or Environmental Education.

    Optional papers will be selected from the papers listed in the MEd subjects, the MEdLeadership, or 30 points may be selected from outside the field of the degree.

  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    EDUCA500Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Māori and Critical Theories30.021B (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.
    EDUCA557Research Methods30.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Online) & 21H (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 Study30.021I (Hamilton) & 21I (Online)
    Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
    EDUCA592Dissertation60.021X (Hamilton), 21X (Online) & 21X (Tauranga)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    EDUCA593Education Thesis90.021X (Hamilton), 21X (Online) & 21X (Tauranga)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    EDUCA594Education Thesis120.021X (Hamilton), 21X (Online) & 21X (Tauranga)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    MAOED500Rangahau Kaupapa Māori - Kaupapa Māori Research30.021X (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 Education30.021A (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 Education30.021A (Online)
    This paper aims to provide an understanding of the current issues in technology education research and development.
    SCTED512Innovations in Science, Technology or Environmental Education30.021B (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...

2021 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 26 November 2020 8:48am

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