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This course is taught in Te Reo Maori. It will enable teachers and educators to gain a sound knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi, its role in the history of New Zealand and its implications for theory and practice in learning communities today. In the course, students will select a nominated area of study which will enable them to align Maori and bicultural principles to current policies and practices. Students will critically analyse the context of their practice and prepare a strategic plan which meets the needs of Maori and non-Maori in relation to the treaty partnership in their educational settings.
On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:1. Identify and critique key historical events, policies, figures, ideological forces and institutions (in multiple contextual settings) which prompted rangatira to sign, or refuse to sign, Te Tiriti o Waitangi (1840);2. Analyse how, following the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, various events, policies, figures, ideological forces and institutions contributed to a decline in the status of mātauranga, te reo and tikanga (within the Ngāi Tahu rohe and elsewhere). Draw international parallels where applicable;3. In relation to local, national and international trends, identify, critique and debate the strengths and limitations of contemporary education policies, e.g. Memorandums of understanding between Iwi and the Crown, Crown education policies, Iwi strategic plans, curriculum guideline documents and international declarations/laws etc, which require education providers to give effect to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi;4. Apply what has been learned during this course to develop a strategic plan informed by theory and research. This plan will generate a series of actions that align with the principles of Te Tiriti and give meaningful effect to the aspirations of course participants’ local Ngāi Tahu hapū, mātāwaka (and/or the aspirations of Māori social groupings located elsewhere).
Subject to approval of the Programme Coordinator
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Kari Moana Te Rongopatahi
Attendance and Engagement Requirements (Campus students)Full attendance and participation in campus intensive programmes, Tiriti o Waitangi workshops, and noho marae are compulsory requirements of the programme. Students are required to attend all scheduled course workshops and lectures. Students are also required to actively engage with course content including readings, online modules and related activities, and any other requirements specified by the course coordinator, in order to meet the learning outcomes of the course.Students are expected to notify lecturers in writing (e.g. email message) prior to their absence, with an explanation. For extended absences (3 or more days), students should apply to the course coordinator. Extended absences must be accompanied by supporting evidence, e.g. medical certificate. Alternative tasks that demonstrate engagement with course content missed due to absences must be completed to a satisfactory standard if provided. Attendance issues and/or lack of engagement with course content and activities may impact your ability to pass the course and/or complete the 'Teaching Professional Practice' associated with this course.
Domestic fee $2,046.00
International Postgraduate fees
* 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.
Maximum enrolment is 25
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School of Teacher Education