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Adult Learning

The Adult Learning programmes equip graduates with the knowledge to work alongside adults in New Zealand tertiary institutions (adult and community education agencies, polytechnics, private training establishments, wananga and universities).

Adult Learning was previously known as Adult Education and Training.

A qualification based around adult learning is designed for those interested in fostering learning among adults. Students develop skills, knowledge and understanding of learning and teaching structures, processes and practices in this area.

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Key information

Study Locations:Hamilton, Tauranga, Online
Papers offered differ by location. The Catalogue of Papers has full location info.
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Study Adult Learning in these qualifications

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100 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
EDUCA110Diverse Perspectives on Learning and Teaching15.021A (Hamilton) & 21A (Tauranga)
This introductory paper gives students opportunities to critically engage with a body of salient theoretical lenses addressing learning, teaching and education. Learning and teaching are interrogated from social, psychological and anthropological perspectives. Students are encouraged to engage in critical deconstruction of learning...

200 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
CMYHE201Healthy Lifestyles and Healthy Communities15.021B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga)
This paper aims to develop understanding of sociological analyses and critiques of health promotion and to develop comprehension of the relationship between practice and the wider cultural, environmental, political, and social contexts in which health promotion occurs.
EDSOC200Education and New Zealand Society15.021A (Hamilton)
This paper critically examines educational ideas and practices by considering philosophical, historical, political, socio-cultural and economic aspects. It examines how the interrelationships between education and society change over time.
EDSOC202Planning Learning Opportunities for Adults15.021A (Hamilton) & 21A (Tauranga)
This paper investigates fundamental concepts of adult learning and then studies some adult learning theorists whose work is relevant to programme development. Major bottom-up and top-down approaches are taken to understand the dynamics of programme development. Students develop and apply their own approach to development, implement...
EDUCA210Learning Through Life: Contexts and Considerations15.021B (Hamilton)
In this paper, students will explore contemporary considerations which shape learning and teaching across the lifespan, and contextualise these within specific areas of focus. Students will have opportunities to reflect systematically on their own lifelong learning trajectories, and on the relationship between individual goals for ...
HMDEV202Adult Development and Ageing15.021A (Online)
This paper draws on theories from developmental psychology, sociology, demography, philosophy and biology to examine learning and change processes through adulthood, and discusses implications for personal and social development.
SOCWK205Community Development15.021A (Tauranga)
This paper critically explores the evolution, dimensions and practice of community development in Aoteoroa New Zealand including Maori development. It also focuses on the strategies, skills and tools necessary for community development practice.

300 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
EDSOC300Maori Knowledge and Western Impacts in Education15.021A (Online)
This paper explores comparisons between key Western and Maori philosophies. It considers how Maori and Western philosophies respectively describe the self's relationship with thought and knowledge in the context of education.
EDSOC302Adults Learning for Life15.021B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga)
This paper explores the character of adult learning including analysis of social issues in the field. It focusses on areas within lifelong learning where social inequalities are most prevalent.
HMDEV302Ageing in a Changing World15.021B (Online)
This paper considers the issues arising for adults as they age. It will critically reflect on issues around positive ageing in a global context.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
ADLNG500Issues in Adult and Tertiary Education30.021B (Hamilton)
This paper will investigate issues in current theory, policy and practices in adult and tertiary education locally and internationally. In the course of this enquiry, students will be expected to critique multiple perspectives, develop a coherent philosophical base and a research design to address a specific issue.
EDUCA540Professional Learning and Development30.021A (Block)
This paper explores in depth professional learning and development as a practice of professional leadership that has transformative potential in a range of learning contexts seen as complex adaptive systems. A strong emphasis is placed on working in communities of inquiry and participants are expected to join respectfully with othe...
HMDEV502Diversity in Adulthood30.021A (Hamilton)
This paper focuses on adult development with an emphasis on ageing, diversity, culture and social justice. Examining social and political discourses, the paper explores how the resulting messages influence the everyday experiences of people at different stages of adulthood; and the implications of these for working with diversity i...

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