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    A critical examination of current educational initiatives and approaches to implementing curriculum from kaupapa Māori and kaupapa Pākehā perspectives.

    About this paper

    Paper title Whakaurunga o ngā Marautanga
    Subject Education
    EFTS 0.15
    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.
    EDCR 232 and EDCR 252 and EDCR 254
    EDCR 331
    Limited to
    Te Pōkai Mātauranga o te Ao Rua (Primary Bicultural Education) students only.

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    Teaching staff
    Paper Co-ordinator: Parker Ormond
    Paper Structure
    • Curriculum - design, conceptions and models
    • Building on prior knowledge
    • Planning assessment and evaluation
    • Approaches and models of integrating curriculum - integration, inquiry-based
    • Critical review of current research informing the curriculum
    • Identifying and implementing a Māori design within an integrated programme
    • Strategies - De Bono, Gardiner, Bloom, Graphic Organisers
    • Māori Teaching Models - Ako, Te Aho Matua, Whare Tapawha
    • Kaupapa Māori messages for mainstream
    Teaching Arrangements
    This paper is only offered on the Southland campus of the University of Otago.

    Required Texts:

    • Ministry of Education (2007). The New Zealand Curriculum for English-medium teaching and learning in years 1-13. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.
    • Ministry of Education. (2009). Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako I te Reo Māori - Kura Auraki - Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Re Māori in English Medium Schools Years 1-13. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Teamwork.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will:

    1. Critically reflect on the nature of curriculum including design, conceptions and models
    2. Critically analyse theory and pedagogical practices in relation to curriculum and marautanga
    3. Critically reflect on issues related to integration of kaupapa Māori into curriculum
    4. Examine and critique a range of innovative teaching approaches and strategies


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Wednesday 09:00-10:50 9-13, 15-21
    Friday 09:00-10:50 9-12, 15-21
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