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SPEX306 Te Pou o Te Koronga Advanced Māori Physical Education and Health

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

Application of Māori worldview and the relationships between tangata (people) and whenua (land), waka (canoes), moana (ocean) and wai (water).

Paper title Te Pou o Te Koronga Advanced Māori Physical Education and Health
Paper code SPEX306
Subject Sport, Physical Education and Exercise
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $936.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,061.45

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SPEX 206 or PHSE 104 or PHSE 320 or 54 200-level MAOR points
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science

Teaching staff

Course Coordinator: Dr Chanel Phillips

Paper Structure

The paper builds off SPEX 206 and is focused on five key wāhanga, or topics. These are: (1) tangata (people); (2) whenua (land); (3) waka (canoes); (4) wai (water); and (5) moana (ocean).  In this paper we ask students to:
1.  Deepen understanding of mātauranga (Māori knowledge) through the environment.
2.  Examine theoretical content of the manifestations of Māori worldview through: (1) tangata (people); (2) whenua (land); (3) waka (canoes); wai (water): and moana (ocean).  
3.  Consider appropriate applications alongside Māori communities for the five key wāhanga topics.


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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 deepen understanding of theoretical constructs of a Māori worldview.
  • An understanding of mātauranga (Māori knowledge) that underpins tangata (human body); whenua (land); waka (canoes); wai (water); moana (ocean) for Māori PE and health.
  • Communicated ideas in relation to a Māori community in a Māori PE and health context in a group.
  • Experiential understanding of course material through noho marae.

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 13:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41