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Formed in 2005 from the merger of the Wellington College of Education with Victoria University of Wellington, we have 130 years’ experience in teacher education and in teaching and research in the discipline of Education.
The aim of our faculty is to have a positive impact on education nationally and internationally. Education is a social good. It is a means by which society shapes itself—leading individuals to the knowledge, skill and values that enable them to lead a rich personal life and to contribute to society.
Not everyone studying education wants to become a teacher. A knowledge of education as a means of individual and social development is a valuable preparation for working with people and policy, either in the government or private sector. We offer undergraduate majors in education studies and educational psychology. These programmes address important questions. How do we learn and develop at different stages of life? What are the personal and social variables that have an impact on this? How can motivation be managed? What is the social role of schools? How can they cater for minority groups? What are the life challenges facing youth?
In addition to initial teacher education programmes, we offer advanced postgraduate professional programmes for experienced teachers and for those who wish to become registered educational psychologists.
Underpinning all our work is continued research into education in all its complexity: the nature of learning and of learners; the development of policy to govern education; the design and evaluation of teaching and learning practice; how individual learners of different cultural or linguistic background or of different abilities are, or can be, catered for; the way in which education honours the Treaty of Waitangi. This research is part of international scholarship that is contributed to by scholars in many countries. Our postgraduate Master’s and doctoral students work with us to contribute to this research and we enco