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Massey’s Postgraduate Certificate in Educational and Developmental Psychology will develop your expertise to work across educational and community contexts in the areas of learning, assessment, wellbeing and change.
If you’re keen to understand your own learning, the multiple dimensions of learners in their formal and informal learning contexts, and the complex environments and settings we learn in, the Postgraduate Certificate in Educational and Developmental Psychology is for you. As a leader in education, a teacher, an educator, or someone working in the community, this programme will develop your expertise, understanding and empathy in working alongside others. You will use contemporary assessment, learning, and change processes and tools. We have a strong bicultural programme to represent our context of Aotearoa New Zealand and our inclusive multicultural society.
The programme emphasises the need to apply educational psychology critically to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people, and those who work alongside them. There is a strong focus on ‘child voice’, learner identity, and young people’s rights to be involved in matters that affect them. The programme foregrounds a child’s rights focus and adheres to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC).
Your Postgraduate Certificate in Educational and Developmental Psychology can lead to numerous career opportunities in educational and community contexts. You could find yourself in a leadership, policy or practice role within schools, EC centres, community providers, NGO’s or government bodies. This is an entry qualification to apply for the Educational Psychology Internship year.
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