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.
Note: The (NET) offerings may include an on-campus component.
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Available Science, Technology and Environmental Education papers
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: STER513.
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|
|EDUCA500||Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Maori and critical theories||20B (Block - Tauranga)|
|Culturally 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.|
|EDUCA557||Research Methods||20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Online) & 20S (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.|
|MAOED500||Rangahau Kaupapa Maori - Kaupapa Maori Research||20X (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.|
|SCTED508||Science Education||20A (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...|
|SCTED511||Technology Education||20A (Online)|
|This paper aims to provide an understanding of the current issues in technology education research and development.|
|SCTED512||Innovations in Science, Technology or Environmental Education||20B (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...|
|SCTED513||Environmental and Sustainability Education||20X (Block)|
|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.|
|SCTED543||STEM Development Project||20X (Hamilton)|
|This paper offers an opportunity to develop a programme in a STEM subject or subjects, and evaluate it with students in classrooms.|
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