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Science, Technology and Environmental Education

The Science, Technology and Environmental Education programme is for educators interested in curriculum development, learning and teaching in science, technology and environmental education.

The Programme is part of the Technology, Environmental, Mathematics and Science (TEMS) Education Centre, which offers professional development for graduates in technology, environmental, mathematics, science and education, who are interested in pursuing postgraduate study in the TEMS group of subjects. Intending students should discuss their programme of study with the Director of the Centre.

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Study Science, Technology and Environmental Education in these qualifications

Science, Technology and Environmental Education as a specialisation of

Prescriptions for the PGDip(ScEd), PGDip(TechEd), PGDip(ScTechEnvEd) and MEd

To complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Science Education, Technology Education, or Science, Technology and Environmental Education, students must take 120 points at 500 level from the following list, including one of DSOE557, EDUCA500, or MAOED500. For each area, the paper offered in that area is required, so for Science: STER508, Technology: STER511, and Environmental: STER 513.

To complete the Master of Education with a focus on Science, Technology and Environmental Education, students will normally complete 180 points at 500 level from the following list, including one of DSOE557, EDUCA500, or MAOED500, and one of a Directed Study equivalent to 30 points, a Dissertation equivalent to 60 points, or a Thesis equivalent to 90 or 120 points.

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
DSOE557Research Methods18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Online) & 18S (Block)
This paper introduces students to the major educational research paradigms, methodologies appropriate to collecting data in schools (including interviews, observations, surveys, case studies), action research, literature reviews, critiquing research, and report writing. It includes consideration of ethical issues in research.
EDUCA500Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Maori and critical theories18B (Block - Tauranga)
Cullturally Responsive Methodologies utilise kaupapa Maori and critical theoretical frameworks to develop contexts within which the researched community can define the terms for engaging, relating and co-creating new knowledge.
MAOED500Rangahau Kaupapa Maori - Kaupapa Maori Research18C (Hamilton)
This paper seeks to explore Kaupapa Maori research theory and methodologies, developing more informed and culturally located and responsive research practice, with a particular focus on researching in Maori educational contexts.
STER508Science Education18A (Online)
This paper provides an overview of current research and development in learning, teaching, and assessment in science education, both in New Zealand and overseas. It includes an analysis of the origins, processes, and contexts of science, and their significance for science education current issues. Current issues in science educatio...
STER511Technology Education18A (Online)
This paper aims to provide an understanding of the current issues in technology education research and development.
STER512Innovations in Science, Technology or Environmental Education18B (Online)
This paper aims to help teachers of science, technology or environmental education to develop their knowledge of science, technology or the environment and to consider how this knowledge might be integrated into educational activities. Students will develop an understanding of the wider issues of curriculum and assessment innovatio...
STER513Environmental and Sustainability Education18C (Hamilton)
This paper aims to provide an opportunity for in-service and pre-service teachers, and community educators to enhance their knowledge and skills in environmental/sustainability education.
STER543STEM Development Project18C (Hamilton)
This paper offers an opportunity to develop a programme in a STEM subject or subjects, and evaluate it with students in classrooms.
STER590Directed Study18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18D (Hamilton)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
STER592Dissertation18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18Y (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
STER593Science and Technology Education Thesis18C (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
STER594Science and Technology Education Thesis18C (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

MPhil

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
STER800Science and Technology Education MPhil Thesis18C (Hamilton)
No description available.

PhD

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
STER900Science and Technology Education PhD Thesis18C (Hamilton)
No description available.

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