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EDCR353 Whakaurunga o ngā Marautanga

A critical examination of current educational initiatives and approaches to implementing curriculum from kaupapa Māori and kaupapa Pākehā perspectives.

Paper title Whakaurunga o ngā Marautanga
Paper code EDCR353
Subject Education
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $912.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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EDCR 232 and EDCR 252 and EDCR 254
Pre or Corequisite
EDCR 331
Limited to
Te Pōkai Mātauranga o te Ao Rua (Primary Bicultural Education) students only.

Parker Ormond (

Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Parker Ormond
Paper Structure
  • Curriculum - design, conceptions and models
  • Building on prior knowledge
  • Planning assessment and evaluation
  • Approaches and models of integrating curriculum - integration, inquiry-based
  • Critical review of current research informing the curriculum
  • Identifying and implementing a Māori design within an integrated programme
  • Strategies - De Bono, Gardiner, Bloom, Graphic Organisers
  • Māori Teaching Models - Ako, Te Aho Matua, Whare Tapawha
  • Kaupapa Māori messages for mainstream
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 for English-medium teaching and learning in years 1-13. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.
  • Ministry of Education. (2009). Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako I te Reo Māori - Kura Auraki - Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Re Māori in English Medium Schools Years 1-13. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.
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:

  1. Critically reflect on the nature of curriculum including design, conceptions and models
  2. Critically analyse theory and pedagogical practices in relation to curriculum and marautanga
  3. Critically reflect on issues related to integration of kaupapa Māori into curriculum
  4. Examine and critique a range of innovative teaching approaches and strategies

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 09:00-10:20 9-14, 16, 18-21
Wednesday 14:00-15:50 9-14, 16-21