Education

Te Puna Akopai

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The School of Education undertakes research-led teaching in a range of areas including curriculum, education policy and its implementation, educational psychology, and pedagogy. Staff are focused on improving education across all sectors through teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, undertaking educational research and providing service to the wider community.

Teaching and research emphases in the School include:

  • initial teacher education
  • assessing learning outcomes for children and young people
  • curriculum development
  • educational leadership
  • enhancing pedagogy and classroom management
  • enhancing the social and emotional development of children and young people
  • improving educational opportunities and outcomes for students who are culturally and linguistically diverse
  • improving educational opportunities and outcomes for students with disabilities
  • improving education for gifted and talented people
  • the scholarly study and implementation of education policy,
  • the development and use of nationally mandated assessment tools and the use of educational technology.

The School is committed to developing innovative solutions for enhancing the success of Māori and Pasifika students at all levels of education. It offers courses as part of teacher education qualifications and courses for students undertaking Education majors as part of the Bachelor of Arts degree. The School also provides post-graduate courses that contribute to Masters of Education, Masters of Educational Psychology and Masters of Secondary School Leadership qualification, as well as a PhD programme.

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School of Education

Te Puna Akopai

15A Waiteata Road, Kelburn

PO Box 600

Wellington 6140

Phone: 04-463 9500

Fax: 04-463-9521

Email: sedu@vuw.ac.nz