256855

Educational and Developmental Psychology Practice

Advanced study of professional practice in educational and developmental psychology. Principles, frameworks, competencies, attitudes and dispositions that underpin professional practice are critiqued and developed. Particular attention is given to bicultural issues, professional ethics, professional leadership, accountability and reflective practice.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

256855

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

800-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

30

Course planning information

Course notes

A component of this course will include shadowing and working with an educational psychologist in practice during mid-year. This will take up to at least 30 hours negotiated with the psychologist and course coordinator.

Students must pass all assignments, and attend all block courses.

Corequisite courses

Complete at the same time

You need to complete the corequisite course or courses listed above at the same time as doing this one.

Restrictions

Choose just one
186748, 186755, 256755

The courses listed above have similar content to this one meaning you can only enrol in this course or one of the listed courses. Only one of the courses can be credited towards your qualification.

General progression requirements

You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Demonstrate attitudes, dispositions, knowledge and skills that enable culturally appropriate professional practice.
  • 2 Apply ecological, solution focused frameworks to complex educational and developmental psychology problems.
  • 3 Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical issues that impact on applied educational and developmental psychology.
  • 4 Demonstrate leadership skills in professional practice.
  • 5 Demonstrate interpersonal collaboration and consultation skills.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 1 3 5 30%
Written Assignment 1 4 30%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 5 40%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Compulsory

CASEWORK IN EDUCATION: PLANNING AND DECISION MAKING FOR SPECIALIST PRACTITIONERS

Author
JAN JOHNSON
ISBN
9781927212219.
Edition
2016
Publisher
.DUNMORE PUBLISHING

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE OF PSYCHOLOGY IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND 3ED

Author
WAITOKI, W, FEATHER, J, ROBINSON, N & RUCKLIDGE, J
ISBN
9780473354886
Edition
3RD 2016
Publisher
NEW ZEALAND PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY WELLINGTON

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