Youth Studies is about young people’s diverse identities, lives, education paths, and activism. Youth-led activism for indigenous rights, climate justice, queer and feminist rights will be covered.
Planning to research and/or work with young people in the future? Then this is the paper for you. You will be guided through the key stages of research on a youth topic of your choice.
About this paper
|Paper title||Youth Studies|
|Teaching period||Full Year (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD )||$1,206.91|
|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)
- (i) 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. (ii)May not be credited together with EDUC 430 passed 2010-2012. (iii) This paper is normally available in alternate years.
- If you are a Social Sciences graduate planning to research and/or work with young people in the future, this paper is designed for you.
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
The paper is designed to follow the key debates in youth studies then guide you through the research process on a youth topic of your choice, with guidance on writing a literature review, designing and conducting research with young people, data analysis and reporting your findings.
- Teaching Arrangements
The Distance Learning offering of this paper is taught remotely.
Students are expected to attend timetabled classes via zoom.
- Students will be expected to access required readings via the library and the Internet and source their own relevant readings.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will:
- Develop an in-depth understanding of the key features and current debates in the field of youth studies
- Critically evaluate published research about young people and synthesise the research literature as a literature review
- Evaluate a range of methodologies for researching with young people, decide on one methodology for collecting information (e.g. interviewing) and then carry out data collection with one young person
- Analyse the data collected from one young person, using the strategies of discourse analysis
- Synthesise the findings of the data analysis with the literature review and critically reflect on the conduct and reporting of research with one young person