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Education Studies

254.101 An Introduction to Social and Cultural Studies in Education15 credits
A critical examination of social, cultural, political, historical and philosophical influences on the development of education in Aotearoa/New Zealand and internationally.

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254.102 Introduction to Professional and Ethical Practice in Different Learning Contexts 15 credits
An examination of the practice of professionals working with learners with multicultural and diverse needs. It provides a theoretical overview of ethical and professional practice and observational experience of professionals in action.

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254.103 Learning in the Digital Age15 credits
An introduction to the relationship between learning and digital technologies within formal, non-formal and informal settings. An emphasis is placed on the changing conceptions of literacy in the digital age.

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254.124 An Introduction to Science15 credits
An introduction to science for non-scientists. Science is presented as an activity which is highly relevant to many aspects of daily life and which is built on a foundation of questions and simple ideas arising from observations and considerations of natural phenomena and objects. Using everyday language and a minimum of mathematics, this course will provide an understanding of science and its processes by presenting students with both practical and theoretical problem-solving experiences in a wide range of topics.

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254.162 Introduction to Literacy and Numeracy15 credits
An introduction to the development of specialised subject content and pedagogical content knowledge for teachers of literacy and numeracy in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

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254.201 Philosophy of Education I15 credits
An introduction to philosophy of education with specific emphasis on the ethics of best teaching practice to enhance student learning.

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254.203 Sociology of Education15 credits
An examination of the contribution that sociology can make to educational practice.

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254.208 Spaceship Earth and Beyond15 credits
This course focuses on pedagogical content knowledge to teach astronomy and earth science in schools. An exploration of Earth's unique position in space integrates introductory astronomy and earth science concepts.

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254.231 Curriculum Theory, Policy and Practice15 credits
An introduction through the skills of critical analysis to the politics of curriculum formation and implementation. A study of the historical basis of curriculum formation in Aotearoa/New Zealand, broad curriculum traditions, curriculum in relation to class, cultural, ethnic and gender differences and the move to education marketisation.

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254.301 Philosophy of Education II15 credits
A philosophical study of teaching with a focus on the ethics of selected aspects of educational and classroom practice of concern to teachers, parents and students.

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254.303 Advanced Sociology of Education15 credits
An analysis of the social processes that generate inequality in education.

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254.304 Educational Theory15 credits
A largely thematic approach. Major topics include equality of educational opportunity, influences from overseas, ideology within the state system, the education of women and Māori education. Education is viewed within a wider perspective of economic, political and social change.

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254.319 Role of the Associate and Tutor Teacher15 credits
Examines theory and practice of the role of Associate and Tutor Teachers in mentoring and induction, with particular focus on validation and modification of beliefs and practice.

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254.322 Composition and Improvisation15 credits
This course will include composition, both improvised and notated for various instrumental and vocal combinations and in a wide variety of musical styles; and the performance and receptive settings.

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254.330 Philosophy for Children15 credits
An introduction to the history, theory and practices of encouraging children to think philosophically.

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254.332 School Organisation and Management15 credits
Theory and practice foundations of school management.

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Arts and Languages Education

254.333 Educational Media15 credits
A study that examines theoretical, contextual and practical aspects of visual language and their application within educational settings.

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Education Studies

254.335 Values Across the Curriculum15 credits
A study of values in the New Zealand curriculum. Topics include the nature of values and their justification; social, cultural and religious aspects of values; the place of values in the classroom; the role of the teacher in promoting values; and approaches to the teaching and learning of values.

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254.336 Education in the Digital Age15 credits
A critical analysis of contemporary theory, research and practice relating to the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in education. The focus is on understanding how different ICTs can be used to create active and meaningful e-learning environments that promote critical social and thinking skills.

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254.337 Teaching and Learning with Pasifika Peoples in NZ15 credits
An examination of the educational experiences of Pasifika peoples in New Zealand both in the past and present with a focus on the key teaching and learning factors for effective teaching and learning with Pasifika peoples in New Zealand.

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254.352 Coastal Processes15 credits
A study of coastal contemporary physical processes and their influence on the nature of present-day coastlines and contemporary population dynamics of the littoral zone. A substantial field investigation is an essential component of the course.

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254.377 Teaching and Learning Languages up to Year 1015 credits
This course provides students with an overview of the theory and practice of teaching languages in New Zealand schools up to Year 10 level.

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Social and Policy Studies in Education

254.382 Administrative Project15 credits
Teachers will design and implement a development project.

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Education Studies

254.701 Ethics in Education30 credits
A critical study of the ethics of selected aspects of educational policy and practice.

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254.702 Facing Big Questions in Education30 credits
An interdisciplinary study of important questions around pedagogy, learning, curriculum and assessment, which challenge teachers in a variety of educational settings. The course will help teachers develop purposeful and practical connections between scholarly work and their own practice.

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254.704 Education and Historical Analysis30 credits
An advanced study using case studies of the ways in which education historians have analysed education in New Zealand and elsewhere.

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254.706 Advanced Studies in Curriculum Policy and Practice30 credits
A study of historical and contemporary curriculum from formation to practice. Changes in curriculum and assessment are examined in the light of local and global influences. Students apply theory and practice-based research to issues of knowledge, learning, teachers' work, students' experiences and school-based curricula.

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254.744 Educational Issues Among Pacific Islands Peoples in New Zealand30 credits
A critical examination of current issues in education which affect Pacific Islands peoples in New Zealand. Students will consider the place of Pacific Islands peoples in New Zealand society and design strategies for meeting their educational needs within specified professional fields of interest.

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254.765 Core Theory and Foundations of Specialist Teaching30 credits
Advanced study of generic core theory and foundations of specialist teaching common to professionals working in relevant areas.

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254.773 Educational Policy Analysis30 credits
An analysis of selected policy issues, theories and methods in the analysis of educational policies.

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254.774 Evaluation of Educational Organisations30 credits
A study of approaches used for evaluating educational institutions with emphasis on issues around school effectiveness and improvement including global influences of standardization and control, and ethical and culturally appropriate practices.

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254.775 Management of Human Resources in Educational Organisations30 credits
A study of issues in and strategies for the effective management of personnel in educational organisations.

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