Courses - Faculty of Education And Social Work


Education and Social Work

Stage I

EDUCSW 101
15 Points

Te Ao Māori

Introduces students to Te Ao Māori. Develops basic knowledge and skills in Te Reo, tikanga and kaupapa Māori alongside a critical exploration of the social and cultural contexts of Māori communities.

Restriction: SOCWORK 114

EDUCSW 102
15 Points

Human Development

Introduces major theories, themes and recent findings in the area of human development. The emphasis is on age-based developmental changes across the life span. A range of current research findings from diverse disciplinary fields are considered, with a specific focus on societal and cultural issues relevant to the Aotearoa New Zealand context.

Restriction: EDUC 115, 119, HUMSERV 102

EDUCSW 199
0 Points

EDUCSW 199A
0 Points

EDUCSW 199B
0 Points

English Language Competency

To complete this course students must attain a level of competency in the English language as determined by the Faculty of Education and Social Work.

To complete this course students must enrol in EDUCSW 199 A and B, or EDUCSW 199

Stage II

EDUCSW 201
15 Points

Diversity in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Explores diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand, focusing on its bicultural history and contemporary public policy. Questions power relations relating to the Treaty of Waitangi and biculturalism, extending to the nation’s increasing ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversities. Critiques intersectionalities of culture, race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic location, sexuality, disability, age and examines policy implications. Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland) is a key illustrative setting.

Prerequisite: EDUCSW 101

Restriction: EDUC 118, SOCWORK 113, 114

EDUCSW 202
15 Points

New Cultures of Learning

Examines the current 'learning revolution' that has emerged from widespread economic, social, technological and environmental changes in today's globalised world. Questions the what, why and how of learning and recognises that 'formal' education represents only one aspect of 'learning'. Provides an overview of theories and practices of new cultures of learning, which students can relate to their own learning experiences.

Stage III

EDUCSW 302
15 Points

Service Learning

A service-learning experience during which students will develop specialist knowledge and skills. With supervision, students will engage in culturally-responsive, reflective practice that is of direct benefit to others. Professional and ethical relationship management, effective communication skills, critical reflection and evidence-based decision making will be emphasised.

Prerequisite: Students are required to consent to the disclosure of criminal convictions and safety checks as required by the Children's Act 2014

EDUCSW 303
15 Points

Research and Professional Practice

Develops knowledge and understanding of a range of research paradigms and how research informs professional practice. Critically examines the scope and nature of research. Designs a valid, ethical, and appropriate inquiry of a professional practice topic.

Prerequisite: 45 points at Stage II

Restriction: EDCURRIC 335

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