The EdD programme is designed with working professionals in mind, providing a flexible and convenient approach to further study. Undertaking an EdD will enable you to generate new knowledge to advance educational practice and policy in Aotearoa New Zealand and other contexts.
A Doctor of Education degree has the same status as a PhD. The EdD is a unique, cohort-based doctoral programme where students work with cohort lecturers for the first two years and then with their own research supervisors, who have knowledge and expertise in their area of study and a range of research methods.
In 2021, the Doctor of Education programme will be delivered by Te Puna Wānanga, the School of Māori and Indigenous Education. The programme focus is designed to attract motivated Māori, Pacific, indigenous and other postgraduate educationists and researchers who wish to do educational research by, for, with or in relation to Māori, Pacific and other indigenous groups. As a doctoral student you will be able to:
- Engage critically with Kaupapa Māori, Mātauranga Māori and Pacific methodologies, epistemologies and ontologies
- Use and develop culturally sustaining conceptual and methodological tools
- Gain knowledge in research approaches including decolonising, critical, theoretical, indigenous, narrative, policy, and discourse analysis, new materialist, ethnographic and mixed methods
- Carry out work on your own research in a cohort, and be taught by and engage with leading scholars in Māori, Pacific and indigenous education
- Improve your academic writing skills