University of Auckland Faculty of Education and Social Work

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The Faculty of Education and Social Work (Māori: Te Kura Akoranga me Te Tauwhiro Tangata) is the educational faculty of the University of Auckland. It was created in September 2004 through the merger of the University of Auckland and the Auckland College of Education. Since 2018, the Faculty has been headed by Dean Mark Barrow.[1][2][3]

History[edit]

The Faculty of Education was established in 1 September 2004 through a merger of the University of Auckland's School of Education and the Auckland College of Education. The Auckland College of Education had been established in 1881 to provide teacher training in the Auckland region. In 1977, the University of Auckland had established its own School of Education to compete with the Auckland College after the New Zealand Government relaxed its policy on teacher training providers. The Faculty of Education's first Dean was Dr John Langley, who had previously headed the College of Education. In 2008, he was succeeded by Graeme Aitken, who served until late 2017. In 2018, Mark Barrow became the Dean of Education.[1][3]

On 30 September 2018, the Dean of Education Mark Barrow confirmed that the Faculty would be relocating from its Epsom campus to the University of Auckland's City Campus in late 2020. There are plans to sell the site to the Māori tribe Ngāti Whātua. Barrow has also announced plans to open a South Auckland teacher training hub with university courses by early 2020.[4][5]

Locations and facilities[edit]

The Faculty of Education and Social Work's main campus is in Epsom, a suburb in central Auckland.[6] The Faculty also has satellite campuses in Manukau in South Auckland and in Whangarei in Northland.[7]

Courses and programs[edit]

The Faculty of Education and Social Work consists of five schools: the School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work, the School of Critical Studies in Education, the School of Curriculum and Pedagogy, School of Learning, Development and Professional Practice (LDPP), and the School of Māori and Indigenous Education (Te Puna Wānanga). Other associated institutions include the Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education (CLEaR) and the Kohia Centre, which focuses on professional development for educators and social workers.[8] The Faculty also offers a range of bachelor, graduate diploma, postgraduate diploma, MA, and PhD education programs at early childhood, primary, and secondary education levels.[9]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Faculty history". University of Auckland Faculty of Education and Social Work. Archived from the original on 22 Jan 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  2. ^ Maharey, Steve (29 July 2004). "Auckland University and Auckland College of Education to merge". Beehive.govt.nz. New Zealand Government. Archived from the original on 11 March 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b Reid 2008, p. 86.
  4. ^ "University of Auckland to quit $80m Epsom campus by 2020". New Zealand Herald. 30 September 2018. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  5. ^ Gu, Brian (29 July 2019). "University Prompts Faculty to Move Home Base for First Time Since 1881". Craccum. Archived from the original on 12 August 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "Epsom Campus". University of Auckland Faculty of Education and Social Work. Archived from the original on 23 January 2019. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Our campuses". University of Auckland Faculty of Education and Social Work. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Our schools and departments". University of Auckland Faculty of Education and Social Work. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Teacher education (ECE, Primary, Secondary)". University of Auckland Faculty of Education and Social Work. Retrieved 13 March 2019.

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