EDSOC301-23B (NET)

History of New Zealand Education

15 Points

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Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

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What this paper is about

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This paper explores the recent history of New Zealand education, with particular emphasis on Tomorrow's Schools and other educational reforms introduced in the 1980s and those that have followed.
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How this paper will be taught

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There is a lecture each week which introduces substantive content and relevant reading. The tutorial time will be used for a variety of teaching and learning purposes (e.g., workshops, presentations, research). Both lectures and tutorials will be delivered via Zoom. The lectures will be recorded and posted on Moodle afterwards.

This is a 15 point paper. University regulations stipulate an expected total student workload for the paper of 150 hours. The paper involves 36 hours of directed online activities (e.g., prerecorded content; tutorial-style activities; discussion boards) across the trimester, equivalent to the contact hours of papers taught face-to-face. The remaining hours, accumulated at different times across the whole trimester are to be used for completing readings, preparing for online tasks and assignments.

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Required Readings

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The only required reading for this paper is Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce. 2018. Our Schooling Futures: Stronger Together (First Report) Whiria Ngā Kura Tūātinitini. Wellington, NZ: Ministry of Education. This report is readily available online.

All recommended readings for this paper will be available in the Waikato readings list, or in the University of Waikato library.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Demonstrate awareness of the researched impact of reform from the 1980s until the present and implications for future education policy
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  • Demonstrate understanding of the international, local, historical, social, economic and political roots of New Zealand education policy from the 1980s until the present
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  • Provide an account of the main developments in New Zealand education policy from the 1980s until the present
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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PLEASE NOTE: Moodle is used for class notices (Announcements). It is your responsibility to check the site regularly and read the Moodle email notifications. Instructions provided in this way on Moodle and in lectures are whole class notices.
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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1 - Book review
3 Aug 2023
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment 2 - Presentation on specific policy reform
8 Sep 2023
9:00 AM
30
  • Presentation: In Class
3. Assignment 3a - Critical essay
18 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Assignment 3b - Critical essay reflection
18 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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