Available Courses

Introduces the study of education from sociological, historical and philosophical perspectives. Examines the forces that have shaped education in Aotearoa New Zealand with a view to understanding and theorising issues of equity, social justice, and diversity in education over time.

Can education contribute to social justice? A critical examination of the contemporary concern with social justice in education. Drawing on local and international research, this course explores debates about the nature of power, and the ways that gender and sexuality, ethnicity, indigeneity, social class, and other social identities are taken up in the pursuit of social justice within education.

How and what do we learn about sexualities in New Zealand? Learning about sexualities is viewed as occurring both formally (e.g., through sexuality education) and informally (e.g., through the media) in a diversity of social sites. Schools are examined as one significant site where students are offered sexual meanings. The historical derivation and current context of contemporary education about sexuality along with its social effects are investigated.

Through inquiry, develop an appreciation of the role of science and technology in education and society. Apply pedagogical, curriculum and content knowledge to select appropriate approaches and resources for science and technology learning experiences to achieve valued outcomes for diverse akonga.

Examines a wide range of sound and music cultures, from popular transnational mediations to locally produced, community-based traditions. Considers the ways that music takes on meaning, represents identities and places, and interacts with the world. Traces the historical/economic processes by which music cultures emerge and are sustained (or not). Explores the emotional and economic roles that music plays in lives of musicians, composers and listeners. Using theories from ethnomusicology, anthropology, musicology and cultural studies we show how music is affected by and reflects social change, colonisation and indigeneity, technology and local/global economic processes.

An introduction to Māori analyses of topics that are often discussed and sometimes controversial, and that continue to shape contemporary life in New Zealand. Topics include aspects of world view, philosophy and social organisation; the Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Waitangi and European immigration; and contemporary issues including Treaty claims, ownership of the foreshore and seabed and constitutional issues.

Follows on from MĀORI 130, examining aspects of traditional Māori society that continue to challenge and mould contemporary life in New Zealand. Topics are covered from a Māori perspective and include the Treaty of Waitangi, the role of the churches in colonisation, language loss and revitalisation, the modern protest movements and the influence of the issues raised on Māori-Pākehā relations.

Explores the relationship between gender and other structures of inequality, like sexuality and ethno-race, and progressive social change. Develops and engages students’ theoretically informed critical skills in order to interrogate how gender inequality is re-produced, contested and/or transformed through all or some of the following: literary texts, visual representations, media texts, everyday practices and interactions, and policy.

New opportunities are continually emerging in the field of design. This course introduces design as strategy, demonstrating how contemporary design practices have evolved, responded to, and influenced change. By developing a design project that responds to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, students will learn how design thinking complements current practice and expands career prospects.

An introduction to ecological processes, urban resilience and growth in an urban context. Explores how urban planning systems can work in sympathy with, or in contradiction to, such processes, and the implications of this for urban planning practice.

Kompleks Kementerian Pendidikan, Kebudayaan, Riset, dan Teknologi. Gedung D Lantai 18, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Pintu Satu, Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia 10270

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