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EDPR251 Te Mātauranga - Professional Studies and Practice 2

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Experience of increasing levels of responsibility in a variety of classroom situations. Expansion of knowledge, understanding and integration of a range of Māori contexts and an examination of cultural diversity.

This paper covers:

  • Exploring a range of Māori contexts, such as tāonga pūoro, rongoā, waiata, maramataka, rāranga and toi
  • Application of whakapapa, pūrākau, whakatauki/whakatauāki and tikanga o ngā iwi o Aotearoa
  • Guest speakers
  • Pasifika education and research initiatives
  • Constructions of culture and ethnicity

Paper title Te Mātauranga - Professional Studies and Practice 2
Paper code EDPR251
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (24 February 2020 - 13 November 2020)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $863.25
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,954.75

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EDPR 151 and (EICT 198 or EICT 199) and (ELIT 198 or ELIT 199) and (EMAT 198 or EMAT 199)
Limited to
BEdSt, BTchg
Te Pōkai Mātauranga o Te Ao Rua (Primary Bicultural Education) students only.

Parker Ormond (

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator: Parker Ormond

Paper Structure

Professional Studies

  • Explore a range of Māori contexts such as rongoā, waiata, maramataka, rāranga and toi.
  • Apply whakapapa, pūrākau, whakataukī/whakatauāki, tikanga o ngā iwi o Aotearoa to contexts.
  • Suggest appropriate, relevant and correct strategies for integration of contexts into learning areas
  • Identify barriers and benefits of matauranga Māori integration into classroom programmes
  • Pasifika education and research initiatives
  • Constructions of culture and ethnicity

Professional Practice

  • The professional role of the ethical teacher
  • Building professional relationships and communication
  • Planning and evaluation
  • Effective teaching, feedback and questioning for effective assessment
  • Theoretical underpinnings and practical implications of differing management practices
  • The reflective teacher
  • Introduction to Deaf culture
  • Inclusive teaching practices
  • Personal theories that influence practice
  • Te Reo Māori me ngā Tikanga across a range of curriculum areas and learning and teaching experiences.
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is only taught on the Invercargill campus.

Required Texts:

  • Tikanga Tuku Iho
  • Ka'ai, T., Moorfield, J., Reilly, M., & Mosley, S. (Eds.) (2003). Ki te Whaiao: an introduction to Māori society. Auckland: Pearson Longman.
  • 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.
  • 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
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  1. Critique a range of teaching and learning approaches and resources inclusive of all learners.
  2. Articulate a critical understanding of the implications of cultural diversity for teaching and learning in New Zealand schools
  3. . Examine Pasifika education and research initiatives.
  4. Plan, implement and evaluate a sustained programme of linked learning experiences.
  5. Demonstrate effective teaching and assessment strategies.
  6. Create an effective learning environment for all learners.
  7. Critically reflect on teaching experiences taking cognisance of current theory and research.
  8. Articulate personal theories, beliefs and thinking that guide their practice.
  9. Demonstrate appropriate professional relationships when working with peers, colleagues, and children.
  10. Integrate contextual te reo Māori throughout all planned lessons where appropriate. Identify and implement te reo me ngā tikanga Māori into literacy and numeracy programmes and one (1) other curriculum area.
  11. Collate information, from a variety of sources, about kaupapa Māori contexts.
  12. Investigate and apply whakapapa, tikanga o ngā iwi o Aotearoa, pūrākau, whakataukī/whakatauāki to selected kaupapa.
  13. Discuss issues for consideration for the inclusion of kaupapa Māori in a school learning environment.

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1st Non standard period (24 February 2020 - 13 November 2020)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 10:30-12:20 28-32
Tuesday 12:00-12:50 9-12, 20-22
Wednesday 09:00-10:20 20-22
Wednesday 11:00-12:20 28, 34, 36-41