Human Development Papers at Tauranga (2018)

Human Development is concerned with developmental change over time in individuals and groups across the human life span.

Human Development 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. Human Development may also be taken as a second major or as a minor within other undergraduate degrees, subject to academic approval of the Faculty or School of Studies in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Human Development as a single major, students must gain 135 points in the papers listed for the Human Development major including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete HMDEV100; and at least 30 points from HMDEV200, HMDEV201, HMDEV202, and HMDEV240.

To complete Human Development as part of a double major, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for the Human Development major including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete HMDEV100; and at least 30 points from HMDEV200, HMDEV201, HMDEV202, and HMDEV240.

To complete a minor in Human Development, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Human Development major, including at least 30 points above 100 level.

Note: Students who commenced a major in Human Development in 2016 or prior and are undertaking their third year in 2018 will do so using existing 20 point papers. Students are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Education for programme advice. Candidates must normally gain at least 60 points at 100 level in any subject(s) before enrolling in Human Development papers above 100 level, and at least 90 points at 100 and 200 level before enrolling in Human Development papers above 200 level. The (NET) offerings may include an on-campus component.


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  • 100 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    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.
    PSYCH101Social Psychology, Health and Well-being18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper will introduce major issues in psychology particularly as they relate to health, wellbeing, mental illness, forensic psychology, lifespan development, and social factors in a range of contexts.
    SOCPY100Introduction to Social Policy18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    This paper examines the values behind social policy and introduces students to some of the important issues and debates in New Zealand and other democratic societies. The paper will include presentations by guest speakers who are active in implementing social policies in our community.
    TEEDU102Learning and Development Across the Lifespan18A (Hamilton), 18A (Online), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper 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.
  • 200 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    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 ...
    SOCPY201Social Policy, Families and Children18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    This paper further develops students' theoretical understanding of social policy, while focusing specifically on policy related to families and children, providing insight into the relationships between policy and lived experience.
  • 300 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    HDCO321Motivation and Talent Development in Young People18T (Hamilton)
    This paper explores talent development in children and youth, with a focus on motivation, intelligence, creativity and giftedness. It considers how special abilities may be recognised and developed in a range of contexts.
    HDCO322Behaviour and Motivation Difficulties: Strategies for Educators18S (Hamilton)
    This paper provides practical skills for responding to challenging behaviour in education settings, and it also considers broader developmental and environmental factors that can influence what transpires in these settings. Students are introduced to the risk and resilience framework and to applied behaviour analysis.
    HDCO340Perspectives on Counselling18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    This paper examines the philosophical, psychological and sociological principles that underpin the aims and methods of the helping professions in general, and counselling in particular.
    HDCO390Directed Study18C (Hamilton) & 18C (Tauranga)
    No description available.
    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.
    SOCP302Social Policy18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper focuses on developing a critical approach to the formulation, content and implementation of New Zealand social policy in an international context. It examines a variety of contemporary policy domains, all of which, in some way, affect the wellbeing of children and families. The paper provides knowledge and skills relevan...
  • Prescriptions for the PGCert(HumDev), PGDip(HumDev), BSocSc(Hons) and MSocSc

    To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in graduate Human Development papers, a student should normally have at least a B average in the best three of their 300 level Human Development papers or all their undergraduate Human Development papers.

    To complete a BSocSc(Hons) in Human Development, students must gain 120 points at 500 level, including at least 30 points in research (normally HDCO591) and at least 60 points from papers listed for Human Development. Students who are intending to go on to an MSocSc must include an approved research methods paper in their BSocSc(Hons) degree.

    To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in the MSocSc in Human Development, a student must have completed either:

    a) a BSocSc with a major in Human Development (or equivalent) and have gained at least a B+ average in either the best three of their 300 level Human Development papers or all of their undergraduate Human Development papers, or

    b) a BSocSc(Hons) in Human Development (or equivalent) and have gained at least a B+ average across all 500 level papers.

    Completion requirements for the MSocSc in Human Development vary according to admission criteria:

    Students admitted under a) above must complete 180 points from approved 500 level papers, including 30 points from a research methods paper or papers, and either a 120 point thesis, or a 90 point thesis or a 60 point dissertation.

    Students admitted under b) above must complete a 120 point thesis, a 90 point thesis and a further 30 points from approved 500 level papers, or a 60 point dissertation and a further 60 points from approved 500 level papers.

    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.
    HDCO524Intelligence, Creativity and the Development of Talent18A (Online)
    This paper involves an in-depth examination of historical and contemporary models of intelligence, creativity, giftedness, and talent, and how these different interpretations impact on policy and practice in education.
    MSTE502Acquiring Numeracy: How Thinking Develops18A (Block - Tauranga)
    This paper looks at how students' thinking becomes increasingly sophisticated as their mathematical understanding grows. A particular focus of the paper is the ways that learning in mathematics can be enhanced, including using formative assessment and digital technologies effectively.
    TOED590Directed 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.
    TOED592Dissertation18C (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.
    TOED593Thesis18C (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.
    TOED594Thesis18C (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 : 30 November 2017 2:01pm

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