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)
Points
15 points

EDUC103
Education, Culture and Society
Description
This course provides an introduction to foundational theories, concepts and processes in the study of education. The course explores theories about power, justice and fairness in society, with a particular focus on how they relate to education. It also examines what part factors such as class, genders and sexualities, disability, and race may play in maintaining unequal forms of education. An important feature of the course will be analysing the role played by education in the development of colonial relations between Maori and Pakeha, and how that continues to shape contemporary New Zealand society.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Semester One 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Restrictions
EDUC120 and TEDU111

200-level

EDUC206
Education and Society: Ideals and Realities
Description
This course considers the connections and tensions between ideals and realities in education and society. Drawing on work in the sociology of education, the philosophy of education, and educational policy studies, as well as on educational practices, the course addresses questions such as these: How should society be structured? What do we hope to achieve through education? Why do some students ‘fail’ and others ‘succeed’? What role can education play in social change? This course encourages participants to deepen their understanding of education, social life, and human fulfillment.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Semester Two 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
30 points in EDUC or YACL, or 45 points of ANTH, CULT, HIST, POLS, SOCI, SPCO, or permission of the Head of School
Restrictions
EDUC220

300-level

EDUC315
Educating for Diversity
Description
This course introduces students to methods of critical enquiry into practices that engage with diversities across a range of formal and informal educational sites.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Semester Two 2024 (Distance)
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
EDUC206 or 30 points at 200-level of EDUC, ANTH, CULT, SOCI, POLS, HIST, or YACL, or by permission of the Head of School.
Restrictions
EDUC215 completed before 2000

EDUC339
Globalisation, Social Justice and Education
Description
Recent changes in technology, political arrangements, and social and economic systems have been so rapid and far-reaching that they are said to have ushered in a new era of globalisation. Sometimes presented as inevitable, globalisation has become the focus of considerable contest of ideas, policies and practices. This course examines the origins and nature of globalisation, and analyses its implications for education.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Semester One 2024 (Distance)
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
EDUC206 or 30 points at 200-level of EDUC, ANTH, CULT, SOCI, POLS, HIST, or YACL, or by permission of the Head of School.