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SPEX206 Te Pū o te Ora Māori Physical Education and Health

An introduction to Māori understandings of physical education and health, comprised of four components: Māori worldview; Treaty of Waitangi; Kaupapa Māori; Applications.

Paper title Te Pū o te Ora Māori Physical Education and Health
Paper code SPEX206
Subject Sport, Physical Education and Exercise
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $917.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,820.40

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72 points
PHSE 320
Recommended Preparation
SPEX 101 or SPEX 102 or MAOR 102
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science

Teaching staff

Course Coordinator:  Dr Anne-Marie Jackson

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this paper the student will have had:

  • An opportunity to engage with some of the theoretical constructs of a Māori worldview.
  • An understanding of the relevance of the Tiriti o Waitangi for Māori PE and health.
  • An introduction to kaupapa Māori theory and methodology and acquired tools, which will help you in "practice" with Māori.
  • An improved understanding of the platform of your thinking for Māori PE and health.
  • An ideas in relation to a contemporary Māori PE and health issue in a group.
  • An understanding of course material through noho marae.
Paper Structure

The paper is focused on three key wāhanga or topics. These are: (1) Te Ao Māori / Māori worldview; (2) Tiriti o Waitangi / Treaty of Waitangi, kaupapa Māori theory and methodology; and (3) Applications of Māori PE and health.  In this paper we ask students to:

  1. Examine perspectives of Māori PE and health.
  2. Consider appropriate applications for Māori PE and health.
  3. Relate theoretical concepts to current issues. 

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 14:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41