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SOWK407 Kaupapa Māori and Social Work Practice

Training in Kaupapa Māori social work theory and methods, for work in social service organisations.

Paper title Kaupapa Māori and Social Work Practice
Paper code SOWK407
Subject Social Work
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,338.27
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,439.89

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SOWK 304 or SOWK 554
SOWK 515
Limited to
BSW, MSCW (Applied)
May not be credited with SOWK 411 or SOWX 411 completed in 2014 or with SOWK 410 completed in 2016

Teaching staff

To be advised when paper next offered.



Learning Outcomes

Students completing this paper will have the capacity to:

  • Clarify, advance and extend the understanding of Māori concepts in a social work context for those wanting to work in Māori social service organisations.
  • Develop a critical understanding of Māori social work theory and practice with Whanau, Hapu and  Iwi.
  • Extend and develop the understanding and development of Māori models of practice
  • Develop their own practice framework when working in Māori organisations and communities. 
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Self-motivation.
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Not offered in 2019

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system