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    An introduction to postgraduate study and its required academic skills through discussion and critical evaluation of national and international trends in education.

    EDUC 402 Current Issues in Education

    • Communicating your learning
    • Beginning engagements with research literature
      • Identifying, locating and reviewing quality research literature
      • Using library and research resources to advance thinking and research practice
      • Synthesising research literature and reporting on implications for research practice
    • The implications of the Treaty of Waitangi for New Zealand education
    • Global issues in education, such as:
      • Using PISA/OECD data
      • Internationalisation
    • Topical issues, such as:
      • STEM
      • Modern learning environments
      • COLs
      • Partnership schools/COOLs
      • Class size

    About this paper

    Paper title Current Issues in Education
    Subject Education
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,240.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Limited to
    PGCertEdLn, PGDipEdLn, MEdLn, BA(Hons), PGDipArts, MA(Coursework), MA(Thesis)
    Students outside of the approved programmes, with 54 300-level EDUC points, may be admitted with approval from the Dean of the College of Education.

    Teaching staff

    Dr Keryn Pratt

    Teaching Arrangements

    This Distance Learning paper is taught remotely.


    Students will be expected to access required readings via the library and the Internet and to source their own relevant readings.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of this paper, students will be able to:

    1. Identify educational issues currently under discussion.
    2. Understand an issue from multiple perspectives.
    3. Critically evaluate new trends.
    4. Choose and justify a position on an issue.
    5. Effectively communicate their learning.


    Semester 1

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