This course enables students to integrate knowledge, skills and theoretical learning with practice experience.

Tēnā koutou katoa. Haere mai mo te kaupapa o te Special Topic. This course will enable you to carry out an in-depth investigation of a contemporary topic relevant to your future social work practice aspirations, and to make practice recommendations based on the evidence. It is your opportunity to investigate a research question that is important to you. I'm looking forward to sharing the journey with you. Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou.

To enable students to acquire knowledge, skills and values necessary for working in a range of practice skills.

These three courses aim:

  • To provide students with an overview of the cultural, social, economic and political structures which shape and influence Aotearoa NZ society including the historical and contemporary role and function of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
  • To enable students to gain an in-depth understanding of the process and impact of colonisation for Māori and other indigenous people.
  • To develop students’ skills and understanding of the learning process, including academic and digital literacy skills, to support and equip them for lifelong learning.