Master of Technological Futures

Master of Technological Futures is a blended learning programme and attendance at the first two block courses is a requirement of the learning and the regulations. It is not possible to complete the programme by distance learning alone (it is not approved for this mode of delivery by NZQA). In exceptional circumstances, where a student is prevented from attending a block course by unforeseen circumstances, it may be possible to provide alternative arrangements, subject to the circumstances and suitable evidence being provided.

Please contact or ring 0800 MINDLAB as soon as possible. Since the block sessions are a requirement of the course, you will need to apply for special circumstances, supported by suitable evidence, in order to continue your enrolment on the programme. If these are approved, individual arrangements will be made for you to complete the required work. Otherwise you may need to withdraw and re-enrol in a later intake to complete the block.

Because this programme focuses on contemporary research, we are always updating the content to be as relevant as possible. For this reason it is not always possible to outline specific topics for an upcoming intake, however, here are examples of topics we have covered on each course in the past:

Digital Topics 

  • What is Knowledge?
  • 21st Century Skills
  • Blended Learning
  • Collaborative, Constructionist and Constructivist Learning
  • Computational Thinking
  • 3D Modelling
  • Technology Disruption and Mixed Reality
  • Design Thinking in the Classroom
  • Personal Learning Networks and Connectivism
  • Agile and Lean Education
  • Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing
  • Maker Movement
  • Games and Educational Game Design
  • Agency and Engagement
  • Inquiry Learning, Robotics and AI
  • Sensors and Sensibility

Leadership Topics

  • Followership
  • Key Competencies and He Tikanga Whakaaro in Leadership
  • Implementing Technology Innovation in the Classroom
  • Research Informed Leadership
  • Leadership Attributes
  • Leadership Theories and Styles
  • Online and Distributed Leadership
  • Diffusion of Innovations and Digital Leadership
  • Leading Change and Collaborative Leadership
  • Agile and Servant Leadership
  • Entrepreneurialism and Enterprise
  • Innovative Learning Spaces
  • Gamification in Leadership
  • Multicultural and International Perspectives on Education
  • Teacher Inquiry into Student Learning
  • Research and Applied Practice

Research Topics

  • Choose an Inquiry
  • Find Research
  • Examine Research Sources
  • Finalise the Research Essay Topic
  • Develop an Action Plan
  • Plan Data Collection
  • Consider the Action Plan Context
  • Anticipate the Impact of your Teacher Inquiry on your Community

Practice Topics

  • Act on your Plan
  • Reflect on your Inquiry
  • Examine your Cultural Context
  • Act in your Professional Environment
  • Consider your Audiences
  • Reflect on your Evidence
  • Evaluate your Impacts
  • Reflect on your Learning Journey

If an unforeseen circumstance impairs the ability of a student from doing well on an assessment (including submitting an assessment on time and/or giving a presentation), students are able to apply for a Special Assessment Circumstance (SAC) with relevant evidence within 5 working day of the assessment item due date. Please contact your programme coordinator below, to request a SAC form.

For Postgraduate Certificate students:
For Master of Technological Futures students:

Our new blended learning delivery model (starting in late September 2019 for the October school holiday) will run in block mode. Students attending the programme will need to be in Auckland for the block sessions but can study online for the remainder or the programme. The face to face sessions will be held at our Headquarters which is located at 99 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023 (subject to numbers, alternative locations may be used).

An immersive 32-week programme designed by professionals, for professionals. It will help you identify how digital technologies and societal shifts are transforming business models and changing what ‘value’ means. 

Yes, if you're currently in New Zealand on an eligible study visa you can apply to study with us. Some of our programmes are also available to study via online distance learning. Check our International Students page on our sister organisation's website, The Mind Lab, for more details.