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    This paper involves advanced, independent study. You will study a topic of your choice, with the support of a lecturer in the field.

    About this paper

    Paper title Special Topic 2
    Subject Education
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Full Year (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,041.88
    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.
    Students will need to show evidence of their ability to study independently at this level. The topic of study must be approved by the College of Education.

    Teaching staff

    Co-ordinator: To be confirmed.
    Various teaching staff are involved depending on the topics being studied by students.

    Paper Structure
    Students design their own paper structure in conjunction with their mentors.
    Teaching Arrangements

    This Distance Learning paper is a combination of remote and in-person teaching.

    Students work largely independently, meeting with their mentors six times throughout the year. The paper is fully internally assessed.

    Students will be expected to access required readings via the library and the Internet and to source their own relevant readings.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:

    • Identify and critically review key literature in relation to an education-based topic
    • Critically review theories and practices related to an education-based topic
    • Report on educational research


    Full Year

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