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Dr Karyn Paringatai

karynBA(Hons)(Otago), RSA/Cambridge CELTA, MA, PhD(Otago), Te Aupikitanga ki te Reo Kairangi (Te Wānanga o Aotearoa)
Ngāti Porou

Programme Coordinator - Māori Studies

Chair - Marketing and Promotions

Contact

Office: 3S6, Te Tumu (Richardson Building, South Tower)
Tel: +64 3 479 8122
Email: karyn.paringatai@otago.ac.nz

Research

Karyn's research interests are in a number of areas that intersect at various points. These are: sociological issues surrounding Māori urbanisation and Māori identity development and maintenance; Māori performing arts, particularly poi, the analysis of haka and waiata compositions and the role kapa haka plays in identity; grammatical aspects of the Māori language and second language acquisition; Māori language and Māori performing arts teaching methodologies. She is a co-director of an Otago Research Theme, Poutama Ara Rau, alongside Professor Jacinta Ruru (Faculty of Law) and Associate Professor Suzanne Pitama (Christchurch Medical School). The aim of Poutama Ara Rau is to research how Māori knowledge and teaching and learning pedagogies can transform tertiary teaching to enhance student success.

Teaching

Supervision

Current

  • Nikita Hall - PhD - Intergenerational Language Transmission
  • Jenni Tipu - PhD - Being Adopted: The Lifelong search for Self
  • Yvonne Brower - EdD - Tātaiako (with Professor Lisa Smith & Dr Vivienne Anderson)
  • Will Flavell - EdD - Motivations for non-Māori students to learn te reo Māori (with Dr Susan Sandretto and Dr Catherine Hartung)

Past

  • Kahurangi Salu - BA (Hons) - Tuu Tonu Whakatika (2016) (Māori)
  • Tawini White - MA - He Waka Huia, He Waka Reo-ā-Iwi: The importance of reo-ā-iwi in identity formation (2016)
  • Tyson Tautari - BA (Hons) - Au Au: A ‘tail’ of the kurī (2014)
  • Matt Gillies - BA (Hons) - Whakatau Hinengaro: Rongoā mō te Arero Tauhou (2014) (Māori)
  • Gianna Leoni - MA - He manu hou ahau, he pī ka rere: The transition of Māori language immersion students to the University of Otago (2011)
  • Gianna Leoni - BA (Hons) - Ko tōku Māoritanga: The Formation of Māori Identity in Dunedin (2009)
  • Courtney Sullivan - BA (Hons) - Mai i Aotearoa - From New Zealand: The effects of living in Australia on Māori identity (2008)

Distinctions

  • 2014: Prime Minister’s Supreme Award for Tertiary Teaching Excellence
  • 2014: National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award for Sustained Excellence in a Kaupapa Māori Context
  • 2014: Otago University Teaching Excellence Award in a Kaupapa Māori Context
  • 2013: Most Engaging Presentation Award, Spotlight on Teaching and Learning Symposium (Dunedin, New Zealand, 26-27 Aug).
  • 2000: Te Tumu Prize (Outstanding achievement in MAOR 490 - He Raukura)
  • 2000: Tongarerewa Prize (Academic excellence in Māori Studies)
  • 2000: Te Ihorei Prize (Contribution to tikanga Māori)

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Publications

Paringatai, K. (2016). [Review of the book Tauira: Māori methods of learning and teaching]. Journal of Polynesian Society, 125(4), 451-452. [Book Review].

Ruru, J., Paringatai, K., Pitama, S., & Wyeth, E. (2016). How can Māori knowledge and Māori pedagogies transform tertiary teaching and learning? Proceedings of the International Indigenous Research Conference. (pp. 83). Auckland, New Zealand: Ngä Pae o te Māramatanga. Retrieved from http://www.indigenousresearch2016.ac.nz/

Paringatai, K. (2015, October). Teaching in the dark: How does it work? Plenary presentation at the Transitions in TESOL Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Paringatai, K. (2015, May). The value of the dark: The students' perspective. Verbal presentation at the Hui Poutama: Māori Research Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Paringatai, K. (2014). Māori identity development outside of tribal environments. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 26(1), 47-54.

Authored Book - Research

Paringatai, K. A. (2009). Poia mai taku poi: A history of poi: A critical review of written literature on the poi in New Zealand and the Pacific. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag, 151p.

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Authored Book - Other

Paringatai, K. (2005). Nā wai ngā pihikete i tāhae? [Book and cassette in Te huinga raukura: Atakura (kit)]. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Education.

Paringatai, K., & Payne, R. (2005). Taku papa hūpekepeke. Wellington: Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga / Ministry of Education.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Matthews, N. W., & Paringatai, K. (2004). Ngā mahi a Tāne-rore me Te Rēhia: Performing arts. In T. M. Ka'ai, J. C. Moorfield, M. P. J. Reilly & S. Mosley (Eds.), Ki te Whaiao: An introduction to Māori culture and society. (pp. 103-115). Auckland: Pearson Longman.

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Journal - Research Article

Paringatai, K. (2014). Māori identity development outside of tribal environments. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 26(1), 47-54.

Rewi, T., Paringatai, K., & Hokowhitu, W. (2012). Adding 'local' flavour to the Māori language curriculum. He Pukenga Kōrero, 11(1), 21-29.

Paringatai, K. (2005). Poia atu taku poi: Unearthing the knowledge of the past. Junctures, 4, 23-34.

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Journal - Research Other

Paringatai, K. (2016). [Review of the book Tauira: Māori methods of learning and teaching]. Journal of Polynesian Society, 125(4), 451-452. [Book Review].

Paringatai, K. (2014). A return to the "dark ages". Akoranga, 10, 10-12.

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Paringatai, K. (2014). Prime Minister's Supreme Award. Excellence, 9-16.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Ruru, J., Paringatai, K., Pitama, S., & Wyeth, E. (2016). How can Māori knowledge and Māori pedagogies transform tertiary teaching and learning? Proceedings of the International Indigenous Research Conference. (pp. 83). Auckland, New Zealand: Ngä Pae o te Māramatanga. Retrieved from http://www.indigenousresearch2016.ac.nz/

Paringatai, K. (2013). “We’re singing in the dark?!?” A pre-European Māori method of teaching in a tertiary institution. In J. McDonald, S.-K. Loke, A. McLean & M. Rajoo (Eds.), Proceedings of the Spotlight on Teaching and Learning Colloquium. (pp. 50). Dunedin, New Zealand: HEDC, University of Otago.

Rewi, T., & Paringatai, K. (2011). The impact of contextualising learning on student understanding of the Māori language curriculum in Te Tumu. In K. Shephard, T. Harland & A. Cohen (Eds.), Proceedings of the Spotlight on Teaching and Learning Colloquium. (pp. 27). Dunedin, New Zealand: HEDC, University of Otago.

Paringatai, K. (2011). A Whānau in genetic jeopardy. Proceedings of the New Zealand Historical Association Conference: Past Tensions: Reflections on Making History. Retrieved from http://www.waikato.ac.nz/wfass/NZHA2011/

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Paringatai, K. (2015, October). Teaching in the dark: How does it work? Plenary presentation at the Transitions in TESOL Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Paringatai, K. (2015, May). The value of the dark: The students' perspective. Verbal presentation at the Hui Poutama: Māori Research Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Paringatai, K. (2014, June). Learning in the dark. Verbal presentation at the Adult and Community Education (ACE) Conference: Learning to Learn, Wellington, New Zealand.

Paringatai, K. (2014, February). Teaching in the dark, Māori teaching methodology. Verbal presentation at the Māori and Pasifika Adult and Community Education Professional Development Hui Fono, New Plymouth, New Zealand.

Paringatai, K. (2014, November). E kore a muri e hokia: The route left behind cannot be retraced. Verbal presentation at the Migrant Cross-Cultural Encounters: A Multidisciplinary Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Paringatai, K. (2014, November). Dare to be wise? Dare to be different! Verbal presentation at the New Zealand National Liaison Officers' Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Paringatai, K. (2012, June). Ki te ao mārama - To the world of light: An indigenous teaching methodology in a western institution. Verbal presentation at the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), Uncasville, Connecticut.

Paringatai, K. (2012, August). Pepeha: An antiquated notion of Māori identification? Verbal presentation at the University of Otago Māori Postgraduate Research Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Paringatai, K. (2011, August). A separated Whānau in genetic jeopardy. Verbal presentation at the Hui Poutama: Māori Research Symposium: Past Present Future: Ka Haere Whakamua, Ka Titiro Whakamuri, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Paringatai, K. (2005, November). Poia atu/mai (?) taku poi. Verbal presentation at the WIPCE Conference: Indigenous excellence, Hamilton, Aotearoa/New Zealand.

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Commissioned Report for External Body

Ka'ai, T., Higgins, R., & Paringatai, K. (2006). Scoping report: Indigenous Professional Association: Te Kāhui Atawhai o Te Motu. Dunedin, New Zealand: Te Tumu, School of Māori, Pacific & Indigenous Studies, University of Otago. 102p.

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Performance

Higgins, R. (Performer), Matthews, N., & Paringatai, K. (2005, February). Nga mahi a Tane-rore me Te Rehia: An introduction to Maori performing arts, Lister Hall, University of Alberta, Canada.

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Other Research Output

Paringatai, K. (2014, April). Māori experiences of migration to Southland. Department of History and Art History, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Department Seminar].

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Paringatai, K. (2013). Kua riro ki wīwī, ki wāwā: The causes and effects of Māori migration to Southland (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Awarded Masters Degree

Paringatai, K. A. (2004). Poia mai taku poi: Unearthing the knowledge of the past (MA). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. 239p.

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