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SOWK554 Kaupapa Māori and Indigenous Approaches to Social Work

The application of Kaupapa Māori, Pasifika 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
Paper code SOWK554
Subject Social Work
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points 20 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,535.97
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,439.89

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Restriction
SOWK 304
Limited to
Limited to: MSCW (Applied), PGDipSW
Eligibility

Non-BSW students may be admitted to this paper with approval from the Head of Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work.

Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course co-ordinators and lecturers: Anaru Eketone and Dr Patrick Vakaoti
Paper Structure
  • Thirteen Lectures
  • Twelve Tutorials
  • One overnight Noho Marae
Textbooks
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

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-16:50 9
AND
B1 Thursday 09:00-16:50 9

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Thursday 13:00-14:50 10-16, 18-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 11-16, 18-22

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-16:50 9
AND
B1 Thursday 09:00-16:50 9