CORE Education partners with University of Canterbury

26 February 2016

Have you recently completed one of CORE Education's Modern Learning Practice, Modern Learning Curriculum or Modern Learning Environments programmes?

CORE Education are partnering with University of Canterbury (UC) with a special offer for people who have recently completed one or more of the Empower programmes, and are keen to further their learning. The innovative and popular postgraduate course, ‘Transforming Education in Canterbury’, is now customised to build on the CORE Modern Learning online programmes. The work and achievements of ‘Empower graduates’ will be recognised both in the course activities, and will feed directly into at least one of the major course assessments.  

The ‘Transforming Education in Canterbury’ course focuses on:

  • investigating contemporary approaches to pedagogies and associated learning spaces that reflect the dual heritage of Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • developing knowledge and understanding of the factors involved in designing and implementing collaborative learning
  • spaces and de-privatising practice
  • designing powerful professional learning opportunities with colleagues
  • building staff, student, whānau, hapū, iwi, aiga and community engagement and ownership
  • leading strategic change.

Course work is relevant to current educational opportunities in Christchurch and other parts of New Zealand where innovative learning environments are being developed, and assessments enable you to scope and design for changes in your own context.

The course will be available in two offerings:

  1. Christchurch on campus – 12 sessions (approx. 3 per term) on Tuesday evenings 4-6 pm and supplemented by online activities building on the work already completed through Empower, starting Term 2.
  2. Distance version – beginning online in July, includes a 3-day block course in Christchurch 24-26 August, and concludes mid-November. The block course will feature visits to Christchurch schools and other innovative new spaces around the city.

Apply for a Dean’s Award
A limited number of Dean’s Awards of $1,000* will be available for 2016: EDEM682 Special Topic: Transforming Education in Canterbury. The selection criteria will be:

  1. The student is a registered teacher who has completed one or more of CORE Education’s Empower online courses and they are enrolling in a UC PGCertEd, or PGDipEd, or MEd.
  2. They are new to postgraduate study at UC OR they are a continuing UC PG student and are part of a school or cluster group enrolling in this course with one or more ‘new to UC’ colleagues.

*This will contribute towards the Course Fees, effectively reducing the full Domestic fee from $1740 to $740.  A Student Services Levy will also apply and educators may apply for a rebate of up to 50% of the Student Services Levy (in most cases this reduces the SSL to $385).

For further information, please contact Derek Wenmoth (CORE Education), or the Course Coordinator Chris Jansen (University of Canterbury).