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Applications for Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary Teaching, PE and Sport Coaching are open now.Information and advice on enrolling.
New 12 month Primary Teaching programme in 2014
Introduce children to the world of learning, and start them on their road to reading, writing and mathematics. It’s a rewarding and satisfying career where you can make a real difference in children’s lives.
New Sports Coaching Programme in 2014
Blending practical application and theory, the new Sport Coaching qualification will provides students with essential skills that give you a range of career options.
Discover what studying Education is like, what placements involve and hear how Susannah enjoyed learning to be an Early Childhood teacher at UC.
Health Sciences Degree
With burgeoning health issues worldwide, the Bachelor of Health Sciences is a non-clinical Health qualification which covers important health issues in New Zealand and equips graduates with the kmowledge and skills to make a positive contribution to health and wellbeing.
UC Education Student putting books in the hands of Afghan children
A UC Education postgraduate student is putting books in the hands of Afghan children through the virtual world and distributing to villages in Afghanistan as part of his PhD research project.
Tariq Habibyar’s study project - One Story and One Village at a Time - has the goal of seeing five million Afghan children having access to his books by 2020. He is setting up a foundation with the Ministry of Justice in Afghanistan and is also keen to get support from the New Zealand Army who have previously supported Afghanistan's education. The foundation is called Aida Children's Foundation and Tariq developed his idea through the UC Innovators scholarship.
The overall goal of the foundation is not only to give Afghan children access to books and libraries but also to improve their lives through educational books. Stories will focus on promoting attitudes towards gender equality as Afghanistan is currently a highly male-dominated country.
How can you become a UC Education Innovator?
UC Innovators is a new initiative at the University of Canterbury dedicated to students to fuel educational innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit.
UC is keen to support and encourage students to develop their own ideas whether they are for-profit or not-for-profit.
Research Medal Awarded
The University Council has awarded the 2013 University of Canterbury Research Medals are being awarded to Professor Dave Kelly in recognition of his world leading research in plant ecology and plant-animal interactions, and to Professor Angus MacFarlane in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Maori research and education.
Professor Angus MacFarlane, Director of the Te Rū Rangahau: Maori Education Research Lab, focuses his research on the organisation of teaching and learning in schools where structures and participation emphasise Māori preferred pedagogies.
His research interests examine the impact of culture indigeneity in 21st century understandings of social development. From this he introduces a range of tools and concepts from cultural analysis and sociopsychological theories and applies them to the field of education. His current research activities include Te Pūtahitanga: Improving Māori outcomes in the treatment of conduct disorder for the Health Research Council of New Zealand.
Prof Macfarlane’s summer semester course ‘Culturally Inclusive Pedagogies: Motivating Diverse Learners’ beings on 6 January, 2014. Click here for more information.