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MAIB701 Theories of Learning

Explores advanced theoretical approaches to learning, development and knowledge creation. Applies learning theories, human resource development theories, theories of Indigenous development, and approaches to organisational learning to a Māori business and development context.

Paper title Theories of Learning
Paper code MAIB701
Subject Business Studies
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,236.75
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
Limited to: PGCertMAIBus, PGDipMAIBus
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this paper it is expected that the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate the ability to relate relevant theory to professional practice in developing others
  2. Demonstrate a sophisticated and theoretically informed understanding of collaborative learning and knowledge creation in a MÄori context
  3. Respond reflexively to personal and complex challenges
Otago Business School -
Teaching staff
To be advised
Paper Structure
Student workload
150 hours' learning over a single quarter, including:
  • 30 formal contact hours
  • 120 hours of self-study
100% coursework, comprising:
  • Reflective logs, summaries of readings and contribution to class discussions 20%
  • Group report 20%
  • Individual report 60%
Teaching Arrangements
This paper will be delivered online using webinars, videoed presentations, interactive tasks and online collaborative activities and discussions. The class will meet for approximately 30 hours, delivered weekly within a 10-week quarter.

Each week students will join a one-hour tutorial webinar either from their home or at the nearest participating institution. The one-hour tutorial will be accompanied by two hours' structured activity. Students will also undertake self-directed individual and collaborative work and assignment preparation.

The emphasis will be on the development of practical skills appropriate for working with M?üori and others and to prepare themselves for completing their studies and capitalising on their newly developed skills and outlook.
To be advised
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

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Not offered in 2019

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system