The application of Kaupapa Maori, Pacifica and indigenous approaches, including cross-cultural contexts, to social work practice.
This paper focuses on aspects of Iwi, Māori and Pacific development within a social change context. This paper intends to take a critical look at post-colonial theories - for example, 'orientalism' and 'privilege' - and models of practice intended to benefit Māori and Pacific peoples. The paper will cover an examination of a range of different sites or fields of inquiry in order to illustrate contemporary responses in regards to Treaty knowledge, practice and compliance. A critical appraisal of relevant policies and the theories that underpin these trajectories will be analysed in relation to their impact on Pacific, Iwi and community development.
|Paper title||Kaupapa Māori, and Indigenous Approaches to Social Work|
|Points||18 points 18 points|
|Teaching period(s)||First Semester, First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$886.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,766.35|
- SOWK 319, SOWK 554, SOWX 304, SOWX 319
- Limited to
- Non-BSW students may be admitted to this paper with approval from the Head of Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work.
- This paper is intended for students seeking to establish knowledge and skills for working in the social services in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work's website
- Teaching staff
- Course Co-ordinator: Anaru Eketone
Additional Lecturer: Patrick Vakaoti
- Paper Structure
- Thirteen Lectures
- Twelve Tutorials
- One overnight Noho Marae
- Readings are provided on Blackboard.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural
understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
During this paper students will
- Clarify, advance and extend understanding of Iwi, Māori and Pacific development within a social change context for those wanting to work in social service organisations
- Develop a critical understanding of post-colonial theories
- Enhance Treaty knowledge, practice and compliance
- Gain an understanding of relevant policies theories and how they impact on Pacific, Iwi and community development