Education and Society Papers at Tauranga (2018)

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 EDSOC101; at least 30 points from EDSOC200, EDSOC201, and EDSOC202; and at least 30 points from PCSS302, PCSS304, PCSS330, and PCSS307.

To complete Education and Society as part of a double 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 EDSOC100; at least 30 points from EDSOC200, EDSOC201, and EDSOC202; and at least 30 points from PCSS302, PCSS304, PCSS330, and PCSS307.

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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  • 100 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    EDSOC101The New Zealand Educational Context18A (Hamilton), 18A (Online), 18A (Tauranga) & 18B (Hamilton)
    The paper addresses the educational policies, ideas and processes shaping the educational contexts within which New Zealanders learn and teach.
    HMDEV100Lifespan Development18A (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18B (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.
    SOCIO101Introduction to Sociology18A (Hamilton) & 18A (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.
  • 200 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    EDSOC200Education and New Zealand Society18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    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.
    EDSOC201The Purpose of Education18B (Online) & 18B (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.
    HMDEV201Adolescent Development18T (Tauranga)
    The course promotes a critical study of the construction of theories specific to the developmental stage of adolescence. It introduces theories of adolescence that have been promoted by a range of theorists over time, and considers how these may be socially and culturally constructed. Current discourses about adolescence - and how ...
  • 300 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LBST331Education, Skill and Employment18A (Hamilton), 18A (Online) & 18A (Tauranga)
    This paper provides an examination of current policies, issues and institutions in workers' education and training. Assignments are designed to help students acquire practical skills for employment in industry training, areas relevant to labour studies or in related policy development and analysis.
    PCSS302Maori Knowledge and Western Impacts in Education18A (Online) & 18A (Tauranga)
    This paper explores comparisons between key Western and Maori philosophies. The aim of the paper is to consider how Maori and Western philosophies respectively describe the self in relation to knowledge, and then to delve into issues around the uptake and transmission of knowledge.
  • 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
    DSOE557Research Methods18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Online) & 18S (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.
    PCSS513Educational Thought18A (Online) & 18A (Tauranga)
    This paper aims to interrogate philosophical ideas, values and beliefs by examining their relationship to key concepts in educational practice.
    TWED590Directed Study18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    The Directed Study provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do a small piece of independent research under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar.
    TWED592Dissertation18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    The two paper (60 point) Dissertation provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do an independent research project under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar.
    TWED593Thesis18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    The three paper (90 point) Thesis provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do an independent research project under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar.
    TWED594Thesis18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    The four paper (120 point) thesis provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do an independent research project under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 November 2017 4:56pm

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