Education

100-level

EDUC101
Spark! The Art & Science of Learning
Description
In this course, we address how people learn as well as the social, political, and global contexts in which learning takes place. Together, we walk through the art and science of learning, including contemporary debates and discussions in anthropology, history, philosophy, sociology, and psychology. Through questions, we view learning from diverse perspectives to understand learning in Aotearoa New Zealand and elsewhere around the world. Course assessments are designed in a way that links theories of learning to any academic discipline or subject area while also giving you the opportunity to apply your knowledge in a meaningful, purposeful, and unique way.
Occurrences
Summer Nov 2023 (Distance)
Semester Two 2024
Semester Two 2024 (Distance)
Summer Nov 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points

EDUC102
Child and Adolescent Development
Description
This course establishes a foundation in theory, concepts, processes and factual knowledge of infant, child, and adolescent development within the context of family, school, and community. Students will acquire an understanding of the developmental processes that take place within and across physical, cognitive, emotional, and social domains, and their associations with developmental outcomes.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Semester Two 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Restrictions
AKOE171, TEDU110, TEDU102, EDUC121, TEDU150

200-level

EDUC202
One in Four: Different Developmental Pathways
Description
One in four children or adolescents will experience a disorder, disability, or trauma affecting their development and educational opportunities. In this course, students will consider the developmental and educational issues relating to children with different developmental pathways, including pathways affected by mental and physical health, trauma, and disability.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Semester One 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
30 points in EDUC, HLTH, HSRV, PSYC, SOWK, or YACL, or permission of the Head of School.

EDUC204
Child and Adolescent Wellbeing and Health
Description
This course will explore ways in which well-being, resilience, and positive developmental trajectories may be supported and promoted from infancy through adolescence. Current research and theoretical models will be used to explore a number of critical issues related to health and well-being in a New Zealand context from developmental, educational, positive psychology and social emotional wellbeing perspectives.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Semester Two 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
30 points in EDUC, HLTH, HSRV, PSYC, SOWK, or YACL, or permission of the Head of School.

300-level

EDUC302
Risks and Opportunities in Adolescence: Research and Applications
Description
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to theory and research in adolescent development, with a special focus on risks and opportunities that are present in this stage of the life course. Students will be introduced to the core themes and a range of theory and research that is common to a developmental approach to adolescence, with an emphasis on the implications for education and positive development.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Semester One 2024 (Distance)
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
EDUC202 or EDUC204, or 30 points at 200-level of EDUC, HLED, HLTH, HSRV, PSYC, or YACL, or by permission of the Head of School

Not Offered Courses in 2024

Education

200-level

EDUC201
Current Issues in Learning
Description
What are some of the major contemporary issues in learning? Are new technologies such as the internet and computer games changing the way people learn? Why is educational neuroscience a new hot topic and what can recent research on the brain tell us about learning? When examining the essential elements of effective learning programmes why do some things work and others not work? This course will show you how to apply the basic concepts and principles of learning to analyse and make sense of these and other contemporary issues.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024, offered in 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016
For further information see EDUC201 course details
Points
15 points

EDUC205
Critical Issues in Adult Learning
Description
Does adults' learning differ from the learning of children and adolescents? If so how? How are theories of learning used in the practice of adult education? What should adult learning be about: learning for living, learning for liberation or learning for earning? And what motivates and hinders adults' involvement in education after leaving school? This course explores these critical questions relating to the role of adult education and lifelong learning. It will extend students' knowledge and understanding of learning through an examination of some of the theories and tensions which underpin adult education in contemporary society - both nationally and internationally.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024, offered in 2011 , 2012 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016
For further information see EDUC205 course details
Points
15 points