EDHP604-24S1 (D) Semester One 2024 (Distance)

Tikanga / Rautaki Whakaako Reo

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


This course explores, develops and critically assesses communicative teaching and learning methodologies and strategies for a range of learners and learning styles in Maori bilingual and immersion settings. Students will explore and critique international models and practices in first and second language teacher and assessment. Students will design effective language programmes and assessment practices appropriate to age group and language experiences of learners, inclusive of Maori values and cultural practices. Students will also activate their new knowledge with a practical experience in a Maori medium setting. Note: this course will be taught through the medium of te reo Maori.

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate international first and second language teaching methodologies and impement them into the teaching of te reo Māori in bilingual and immersion settings

2. Research, analyse and evaluate the language acquisition needs of a variety of learners and apply scaffolding approaches that move learners from basic proficiency to more cognitively demanding language structures

3. Guided by relevant curriculum documents in a Te Waipounamu / Waitaha context Engage in rigorous intellectual analysis and evaluation of language programmes which incorporate communicative language teaching methodologies and principles, and apply them in te reo Māori in bilingual and immersion settings

4. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of tikanga Māori that underpin teaching and language pedagogy by applying and implementing mātauranga Māori including whakataukī, kīwaha, rotarota; pūrākau and waiata into language learning programmes using local iwi (Ngāi Tahu) content and contexts

5. Research and apply theories of first and second language acquisition pedagogies in their classroom professional practice teaching experience in a Māori medium setting

6. Critically analyse and evaluate their professional practice teaching experience in a Māori medium setting


Subject to approval of the Programme Coordinator


Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Monday 09:00 - 15:00 Zoom
29 Apr - 2 Jun
10 Jun - 16 Jun
01-P2 Friday 10:00 - 15:00 Zoom
17 Jun - 23 Jun

Course Coordinator

Rahera Cowie


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Aromatawai 1 04 Jun 2024 50% Kauhau and written reflections from Kura
Aromatawai 2 18 Jun 2024 50% Tuhinga roa

Additional Course Outline Information

Important Course Information

Attendance and Engagement (Distance students)
Full attendance and participation in the on-site intensive programme, Tiriti o Waitangi workshops, and noho marae are compulsory requirements of the programme.

Students are required to actively engage with all course content and activities including Zoom workshops, lecture recordings, readings, online modules, 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 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.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,046.00

* 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.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 25

For further information see School of Teacher Education .

All EDHP604 Occurrences

  • EDHP604-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024
  • EDHP604-24S1 (D) Semester One 2024 (Distance)