Te Hiringa Taketake

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Te Hiringa Taketake

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Education, Indigenous Studies, Pacific Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    18 200-level EDUC or MAOR points

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Introduction to M?ori pedagogy, with an emphasis on the concepts and social structure that are integral for teaching and learning in M?ori contexts.

    The paper focuses on developing critical thinkers through understanding the principles of a critical pedagogy and, in particular, M?ori pedagogy. This paper provides a foundation with which to understand the emergence of Kaupapa M?ori education in New Zealand as a response to the failure of mainstream education to adequately meet the needs of M?ori families and their children. It will provide a clearer understanding of how pedagogy can affect learning and the progression of M?ori to attain higher qualifications to be able to participate equitably in our local New Zealand society, as well as global societies, and effect transformational change.

    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of the paper students will be able to demonstrate and apply:
    -Knowledge of the principles of a critical pedagogy
    -Knowledge of Kaupapa M?ori education and the emergence of M?ori pedagogy as an educational tool to empower M?ori learners
    -Knowledge of a M?ori worldview and its validity in terms of the rights of the Indigenous people of New Zealand to educate their children from an Indigenous knowledge base
    -Knowledge of critical pedagogy and strategies to employ as citizens and future professionals seeking to respect and relate the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi to their personal and professional lives

    Course reader available
    Additional readings may be distributed throughout the course.

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