TEPI316-23YA (D) Full Year A 2023 (Distance)

To tatou reo, a tatou tikanga

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 30 January 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 26 February 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 3 September 2023


This course will support student teachers to extend their personal proficiency in te reo Maori through a communicative approach to language learning. Emphasis will be placed on student teachers learning how the use te reo Maori in their planning for teaching and in their everyday school practices as a teacher. It will also assist student teachers to understand their role in the revitalisation process of te reo Maori. Tikanga Maori and tikanga a iwi will be incorporated in this course through place-based pedagogies and socio-cultural understandings of knowledge. The course will draw explicitly from the core competencies of Tataiako (Ministry of Education, 2011) which will be enhanced by including the value of kaitiakitanga

*Please note this course is only available to initial teacher education students. To enrol in this course you need to be accepted and enrolled in one of our Initial Teacher Education programmes.

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Actively participate in activities, adhere to and apply tikanga at noho marae and beyond
2. Explain the impact of the loss of te reo Māori/ reo ā iwi and the students role in its revitalisation
3. Demonstrate progression of personal proficiency in te reo Māori and apply second language acquisition pedagogies
4. Reflect on praxis and implementation of Tātaiako including kaitiakitanga across the learning outcomes


Course Coordinator

Te Hurinui Karaka-Clarke


Matiu Ratima , Awhi Clarke and Jody Hohaia


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Quizzes 70% Quiz 1 Diagnostic 10%: Friday 24 March 2023 Quiz 2 Ko wai ahau 20%: Friday 21 July 2023 Quiz 3 Te Akomanga 20%: Friday 6 October 2023 Quiz 4 Summative 20%: Friday 7 November 2023
Nga Uara Maori 20 Oct 2023 30%

In addition to the assignments for the course, participation in a noho marae is a requirement for course completion. Learning from the noho marae will contribute to the assignments.

Students must pass all assessment requirements to obtain a final passing grade for this course.  Final grades will be determined at an examiners meeting and reported using the UC common grading system.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Our code our standards : code of professional responsibility and standards for the teaching profession = Ngā tikanga matatika ngā paerewa : ngā tikanga matatika mō te haepapa ngaiotanga me ngā paerewa mō te umanga ; Education Council, New Zealand, Matatu Aotearoa, 2017.

Hill, Mary , Thrupp, Martin; The professional practice of teaching in New Zealand ; 6th edition; Cengage, 2019.

Moorfield, John C; Maori dictionary : te aka Māori-English, English-Māori dictionary ; Auckland University of Technology ; Pearson Education New Zealand.

Morrison, Scotty; Māori made easy : for everyday learners of the Māori language ; Raupo, 2015.

New Zealand; Ka hikitia : kokiri kia angitu, 2013-2017 ; Te Tahuhu o te Matauranga, 2013.

New Zealand; Tapasā : cultural competencies framework for teachers of Pacific learners ; Ministry of Education = Te Tahuhu o te Matauranga, 2018.

New Zealand; The New Zealand curriculum ; Learning Media for the Ministry of Education, 2007.

New Zealand. , New Zealand Teachers Council; Tātaiako : cultural competencies for teachers of Māori learners ; Ministry of Education, 2011.

Recommended course reading and readings for assignments:
Barlow, C. (1994). Tikanga whakaaro: Key concepts in Māori culture. Auckland, New Zealand: Oxford University Press.

Durie, M. (1998). Whaiora Māori health ( 2nd ed). Auckland, New Zealand: Oxford University Press.

Fishman, J. A. (1991). Reversing language shift: theoretical and empirical foundations of assistance to threatened languages (Vol. 76;76.;). Philadelphia;Clevedon;: Multilingual Matters.

Henderson, L. (2013). Māori potential : barriers to creating culturally-responsive learning environments in Aotearoa / New Zealand : te timatanga o Te Ara - kei whea te ara? Kairaranga, 14(2), 10-16.

Macfarlane, A., Glynn, T., Cavanagh, T., & Bateman, S. (2007). Creating Culturally-Safe Schools for Māori Students. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 36, 65-76. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1326011100004439

Mead, H. M., Grove, N. (2001). Ngā pēpeha o ngā tīpuna. Wellington; Victoria University Press.

Milne, B. (2013). Colouring in the white spaces: Reclaiming cultural identity in whitestream schools. Waikato Journal of Education, 18(2). https://doi.org/10.15663/wje.v18i2.177

Ministry of Education (2006). Instructed second language acquisition: Case studies: Wellington.
O'Regan, H. (2016). Te timataka mai o te waiatataka o te reo. [Doctoral thesis, University of Auckland]

O'Regan, H. (2001). Ko Tahu, ko au: Kāi Tahu tribal identity. Christchurch, N.Z: Horomaka Publishing.

Tau, T. M. (2003). Ngā pikitūroa o Ngāi Tahu: The oral traditions of Ngāi Tahu. Dunedin, N.Z: University of Otago Press.

Tikao, T. T., & Beattie, H. (2004). Tikao talks: traditions and tales (3 ed.). Christchurch, New Zealand: Cadsonbury.

Additional Course Outline Information


Students are expected to attend all scheduled course sessions, actively engage with course content and actively participate in course activities, such as oral, Zoom sessions, Adobe connect sessions and any other requirements specified by the course coordinator, in order to meet the learning outcomes of the course.

Full attendance and participation in Treaty of Waitangi workshops is a compulsory course requirements.

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.

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 .

All TEPI316 Occurrences

  • TEPI316-23X (C) General non-calendar-based 2023
  • TEPI316-23YA (D) Full Year A 2023 (Distance)