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    Māori / Indigenous development focused on an indigenous knowledge framework that emphasises indigenous development planning, strategies and practices. A three-day Iwi / Community development practicum is a compulsory part of the paper.

    This paper engages with ideas of Indigenous development, governance and ethics through learning about how cultural, social, environmental and economic variables work towards effecting intergenerational development for Indigenous peoples. In this course, students will build skills in identifying problems and finding solutions for Indigenous governance and ethics through discussions of key case studies from the Māori, Pacific and wider Indigenous worlds.  Student assessment will focus on a research case study and/or topic of the student's choosing at the beginning of the course.  Students will then formulate clear research questions explore indigenous scholarship, and engage in discussion with their peers in order to examine issues of development, governance and ethics in their chosen case study.  This will culminate in a final research essay.

    About this paper

    Paper title Māori and Indigenous Development: Governance and Ethics
    Subject Indigenous Studies
    EFTS 0.1500
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    One 200-level MAOR or PACI paper
    INDV 301
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music
    May not be credited together with MAOR310 passed in 2013 or 2014.

    03 479 8674

    Teaching staff

    Dr Emma Powell

    Paper Structure
    100% internally assessed.
    Teaching Arrangements

    This paper is taught on Campus.


    Course readings will be available on Blackboard.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy, Research, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will:

    • Critically analyse, evaluate and debate ideas and issues surrounding the construction of space and place in development (drawn from a number of academic disciplines)
    • Engage with a number of case studies and development practices relevant to the Māori, Pacific and Indigenous domain
    • Acquire skills of analysis and presentation of information, both orally and in writing
    • Undertake research and provide appropriate discussions and analysis of the results
    • Demonstrate an ability to prepare and present readings in class and lead discussion in the key themes of each reading


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 11:00-12:50 9-13, 15-22
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