Doctor of Education 2019

Learning in a digital age

The Faculty of Education and Social Work is offering a Doctor of Education (EdD) inquiry pathway, "Learning in a digital age". This EdD will challenge you to explore the intersection of learning and technology in your own professional context, and to leverage the potential of digital technologies to effect positive change.

Overview

  • A world-class doctorate designed for working professionals.
  • Options to complete the research component in a further two years full-time or four years part-time.
  • Empowers candidates to understand how advancing technology is changing education and society.
  • Provides in-depth engagement with emergent trends and core principles for learning in a digital age.
  • Develops high-level skills to design and undertake independent and original research.
  • The guidance of two academic supervisor throughout the course.
Key features
 
Educators working in the public, private, not for profit and community sectors will explore the challenges and opportunities of learning in a digital age through:
 
  • A structured part-time programme of study for the first two years, with strong cohort support among candidates and programme lecturers.
  • The guidance of two academic supervisors throughout the course.
  • Collaborative support to plan and conduct an original research project embedded in the candidate’s own professional practice context.
Academic staff
 
Academic staff from the Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education and the School of Curriculum and Pedagogy will lead the teaching team for Part 1 of the Programme.
 

Associate Professor Cathy Gunn
Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education (CLeaR)
Email: ca.gunn@auckland.ac.nz
Phone: +64 (0) 9 373 7599 ext 88354

Dr Rena Heap
Senior Lecturer, School of Curriculum and Pedagogy
Email: r.heap@auckland.ac.nz
Phone: +64 (0) 9 373 7599 ext 48636

Dr Constanza Tolosa
Senior Lecturer, School of Curriculum and Pedagogy
Email: c.tolosa@auckland.ac.nz
Phone: +64 (0) 9 623 8899 ext 48692    

EDPROFST844C (60 points)  
Course topics Dates
Key concepts in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) – Indicative content Semester 1 2019

Learning in the digital age: From practice to research

Locating and critically analysing literature

Thursday 28 February 2019, 4–7 pm
and
Friday 1 March 2019, 10am–4pm
Theories of learning applied in a digital context
Friday 12 April 2019, 10am–4pm

A critical look at the literature being reviewed

Introduction to the elements of the research proposal

Friday
28 June 2019, 10am–4pm
Research design Semester 2 2019
Methodological approaches to teaching and
learning research in a digital context
Friday
26 July 2019, 10am–4pm
Affordances of technology in teaching and learning Friday 20 September 2019, 10am–4pm
 
Case study / assignment workshop

Thursday 7 November 2019,
4–7 pm

and

Friday 8 November
2019, 10am–4pm

EDPROFST844D (60 points)  
Course topics
Dates
Research methods and individual study design Semester 1 2020
Context-specific theoretical issues Friday 28 February 2020, 10am–4pm
Context-specific study designs Friday 3 April 2020, 10am–4pm
Ethical issues on researching technologically-mediated learning Friday 26 June 2020, 10am–4pm
Research proposal and ethics Semester 2 2020
Writing and presenting the research proposal – visual formats Friday 14 August 2020, 10am–4pm
Writing and presenting the research proposal – oral formats Friday 16 October 2020, 10am–4pm
Confirmation seminars Friday 27 November 2020, 10am–4pm

There will be writing-intensive sessions between semesters in years one and two. Dates to be confirmed.