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EDCR254 Tikanga-ā-iwi, Ngā Reo, Toi Ataata

An introduction to social sciences, learning languages and visual arts learning areas of the New Zealand curriculum.

Paper title Tikanga-ā-iwi, Ngā Reo, Toi Ataata
Paper code EDCR254
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $829.65
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,656.70

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EDPR 151 and (EICT 198 or EICT 199) and (ELIT 198 or ELIT 199) and (EMAT 198 or EMAT 199)
EDUP 203 or EDUP 206 or EDUP 207 or EDUP 208
Limited to
BEdSt, BTchg
Te Pōkai Mātauranga o te Ao Rua (Primary Bicultural Education) students only.
Parker Ormond,
Teaching staff
Parker Ormond
Adair Polson-Genge
Alli McKenzie
Paper Structure
For each learning area:
  • Overview and linkages
  • Curriculum structure and language
  • Pedagogy
  • Teaching and learning approaches
  • Planning and assessment
  • Te reo me ngÄ tikanga MÄori
  • Whakapapa, tikanga, pÅ«rÄkau/pakiwaitara
  • ICT
Social Sciences
  • New Zealand History
  • Culture and Identity
  • Social Inquiry
  • Effective pedagogy in Social Sciences
  • Tikanga a ngÄ iwi o Aotearoa
Learning Languages
  • Rationales for learning languages
  • Principles for learning languages
  • Relationships with learning areas
  • Develop a working knowledge of Te Aho Arataki Marau within the classroom
Visual Arts
  • Making and knowing about Art - drawing and painting, or working in 3D to explore making and responding within a theme or context for art making
  • Teaching and learning in Visual Arts - developing knowledge and strategies to implement Visual Arts programmes in primary schools
  • Utilise a framework of whakapapa, tikanga and pÅ«rÄkau/pakiwaitara to develop a deeper understanding of whakaaro MÄori within specific MÄori contexts
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is only offered on the Southland campus of the University of Otago.
Required Texts:

Ministry of Education. (2007). The New Zealand Curriculum. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.

Ministry of Education. (2011). T?ütaiako: Cultural competencies for teachers of M?üori learners. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Education.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical foundation, structure and language of the learning areas of Social Sciences, Learning Languages and Visual Arts
  2. Utilise te reo me ngÄ tikanga MÄori across the three learning areas of Social Sciences, Learning Languages and Visual Arts to develop knowledge and understandings that are specifically encased in whakaaro MÄori
  3. Examine pedagogical approaches underpinning the learning areas of Social Sciences, Learning Languages and Visual Arts
  4. Critique range of resources, including web-based tools
  5. Demonstrate effective planning and assessment for teaching inclusive of all learners
  6. Explore cultural identity and diversity in the social sciences, learning languages and visual arts contexts
In order to ensure that our Bicultural programme meets the competencies outlined in the TÄtai Reo framework we have identified which learning outcomes can support these competencies.
  • Kia MÄori te Reo: learning outcomes 2, 4 and 6
  • Kia Ora te Reo: learning outcomes 2, 4 and 6
  • Kia Tika te Reo: learning outcomes 2, 3, 4 and 6

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system