AKOM195-23YC2 (D) Year C Second Half 2023 (Distance)

Mana Whenua

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 10 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 23 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 October 2023


This course will have two main components. Both will aim to explore traditional knowledge systems that stem from te taiao, nga wai me te whenua. Through Mana Whenua akonga will listen to kaikorero and research place based stories and pedagogies on the land in which they originated. Kai Tahu cultural narratives will be explored as well as other purakau of different rohe in order to appreciate and teach from a historical and traditional context. Pre-service kaiako will consider how to appropriately teach purakau in both primary and early childhood contexts to engage learners and transfer knowledge whilst honouring the hau kainga. A second and integral component of this course will encourage pre-service kaiako to view themselves as kaitiaki and encourage their future akonga to be kaimanaaki taiao. They will explore traditional mahinga kai practices including mara kai and indigenous kai, guided by Te Maramataka as well as wider tikanga Maori practices. Kaitiakitanga of the whenua, wai and wider taiao connecting to atua Maori, will be the foundation of both components of this course. This will involve a practical component.

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the pūrākau of local iwi/ hapū and how these can be authentically and contextually integrated into teaching and learning programmes.
2. Select and apply a range of traditional māhinga kai (including māra kai) practices, linking  to atua Māori and tikanga Māori.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the unique connections between Ngāi Māori and Te Moana Nui ā-Kiwa as well as wider migration stories in order to locate and connect our learners globally.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of Aotearoa’s history and the unique place of tangata whenua in reference to policies, and legislation that have impacted our taiao and knowledge transfer.

Course Coordinator

Kari Moana Te Rongopatahi


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Written Assignment 20 Oct 2023 40%
Practical Application and Visual Diary 03 Nov 2023 60%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Teacher Education .

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  • AKOM195-23YC2 (D) Year C Second Half 2023 (Distance)