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    An introduction to Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and The New Zealand Curriculum. Develops the structure, purpose, and working knowledge of Ngā Reo and Social Sciences within these documents.

    About this paper

    Paper title Whakatakinga Marautanga me Tikanga ā Iwi
    Subject Education
    EFTS 0.1500
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $937.50
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Limited to
    Te Pōkai Mātauranga o te Ao Rua (Primary Bicultural Education) students only.

    Parker Ormond


    Parker Ormond

    Teaching staff

    Paper Co-ordinator: Parker Ormond

    Paper Structure

    Personal and life worlds

    • What is teaching?
    • What is learning?
    • What is education?
    • Who is education for?
    • Reflecting on own learning journey
    • Prior learning


    • What has shaped and influenced the education system in Aotearoa New Zealand? (Whose voices? Whose values? Whose beliefs?)
    • What is The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa?
    • Values, Code and Standards underpinning the New Zealand teaching profession
    • Te Tiriti o Waitangi and curriculum
    • An introduction to key policy shifts in NZ education and schooling (e.g. Ka Hikitia, Tātaiako, Tapasā)
    • Pedagogy
    • Teaching and learning approaches (e.g. UDL)
    • Planning and assessment
    • Te reo me ngā tikanga Māori

    Social Sciences

    • New Zealand History
    • Culture & Identity
    • Social Inquiry

    Effective pedagogy in Social Sciences

    Teaching Arrangements

    This paper is only taught on our Invercargill Campus.


    Recommended texts:

    • Barlow, C. (1991). Tikanga whakaaro: Key concepts in māori culture. Oxford University Press.
    • Mead, H. (2016). Tikanga māori: Living by māori values (revised ed.). Huia Publications.
    • Williams, H.W. (1971). Dictionary of the māori language. Legislation Direct.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will:

    • Evaluate how culture shapes our understanding and experience of curriculum, teaching, and learning
    • Demonstrate an emerging awareness of the significance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to education in Aotearoa New Zealand
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical foundation, structure, and language of the learning area of Tikanga ā Iwi / Social Sciences
    • Examine pedagogical approaches underpinning the learning area of Tikanga ā Iwi / Social Sciences
    • Demonstrate effective planning and assessment for teaching inclusive of all learners
    • Explore cultural identity and diversity in the Tikanga ā Iwi / Social Sciences contexts


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 09:00-11:50 10
    Tuesday 11:30-14:20 9, 11, 15-22
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