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EDCR252 Te Pūpuke

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Continued development of pedagogical knowledge of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa; introduction to and exploration of the contributing marau; application of effective teaching approaches and resources for teaching te reo Māori within Māori-medium and mainstream environments.

Paper title Te Pūpuke
Paper code EDCR252
Subject Education
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $872.70
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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EDCR 152 and (EICT 198 or EICT 199) and (ELIT 198 or ELIT 199) and (EMAT 198 or EMAT 199)
(i) With approval from the Dean of the College of Education, the EICT, ELIT and EMAT prerequisites may be waived for students with equivalent passes. (ii) Te Pōkai Mātauranga o te Ao Rua (Primary Bicultural Education) students only.
Parker Ormond,
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Parker Ormond
Paper Structure
  • Key skills, knowledge and vocabulary associated with Te Marautanga o Aotearoa
  • Second language acquisition/teaching strategies - Second Language Pedagogy
  • Developing classroom programmes
  • Te Ao Māori philosophies
  • Application of Māori Teaching models
  • Planning using marau
  • Ngā Kete Kōrero
  • Assessment
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is only offered on the Southland campus of the University of Otago.
  • Biggs, B. (2013). The complete English-Maori dictionary. China: Asia Pacific Offset Limited
  • Ministry of Education (2007). The New Zealand Curriculum for English-medium teaching and learning in years 1-13. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.
  • Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga. (2008). Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa: Te Pou Taki Kōrero Whāiti.
  • Ministry of Education. (2009). Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako I te Reo Māori - Kura Auraki - Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori in English Medium Schools Years 1-13. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.
  • Ministry of Education. (2011). Tataiako Cultural Competencies for Teachers of Māori Learners.
  • Ministry of Education. (2013). Ka Hikitia - Accelerating Success 2013-2017 The Māori Education Strategy
  • Williams, H. (2008). Dictionary of the Maori Language (7th edition). Wellington: Securacopy.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  • Develop classroom programmes based on Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (2008)
  • Extend pedagogical content knowledge for supporting additional language learners, with a specific focus on the document Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori - Kura Auraki: Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori in English-medium Schools: Years 1-13 (2009)
  • Undertake critical reflection of assessment methods within Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (2008)
  • Develop a working knowledge of aspects of Pūtaiao, Naā Toi, Hauora, Pāngarau, and Te Reo Māori in Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (2008)

In order to ensure that our Bicultural programme meets the competencies outlined in the TātaiReo framework we have identified which learning outcomes can support these competencies.

  • Kia Māori te Reo: learning outcomes 1 and 4
  • Kia Ora te Reo: learning outcomes 1 and 4
  • Kia Tika te Reo: learning outcomes 1 and 4
  • Kia Rere te Reo: learning

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 09:00-10:20 9-13, 15-17, 20-22
Friday 09:00-10:20 28-34, 36-41