EDUC103-20S2 (D) Semester Two 2020 (Distance)

Education, Culture and Society

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020

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.

An important feature of the course will be analysing the role played by education in the development of colonial relations between Māori and Pakeha, and how that continues to shape contemporary New Zealand society.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course will:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the wider social, cultural and political contexts in which the education system operates.
2. Use theories to articulate their analysis of the relationships between educational achievement and social standing.
3. Describe what part social factors such as class, genders and sexualities, disability, and race may play in maintaining unequal forms of education.
4. Apply their understanding of aspects of New Zealand history, notably the Treaty of Waitangi, to modern educational and social challenges.
5. Locate themselves within contemporary social and educational discussions, including in relation to biculturalism in the New Zealand context.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Restrictions

EDUC120 and TEDU111

Equivalent Courses

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

David Small

Lecturers

Mahdis Azarmandi and Bernadette Farrell

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Two Short Essays of 750 words each 14 Aug 2020 60% Material from David Small's section of the course, and the first part of Mahdis Azarmandi's section.
Open Book - Online Test 09 Oct 2020 40% Material from the second part of Mahdis Azarmandi's section and Bernadette Farrell's section..

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $777.00

International fee $3,375.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Educational Studies and Leadership.

All EDUC103 Occurrences

  • EDUC103-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020
  • EDUC103-20S2 (D) Semester Two 2020 (Distance)