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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 provides students with the opportunity to understand how the cultural, social, environmental and economic variables work towards effecting intergenerational development for Indigenous peoples. INDV 301 will not only provide in-class theory and models for indigenous development, but also take you beyond the classroom to participate in local community development projects. Students will get valuable first-hand experience that builds skills in communication, planning, identifying problems and finding solutions while working with Iwi and community groups. INDV 301 is about developing research, knowledge and development-practice skills through a student/Iwi-community interface.

    About this paper

    Paper title Māori and Indigenous Development: Governance and Ethics
    Subject Indigenous Development/He Kura Matanui
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $929.55
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    One 200-level MAOR or PACI paper
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music
    May not be credited together with MAOR310 passed in 2013 or 2014.

    Teaching staff

    Dr Emma Powell

    Paper Structure
    100% internally assessed.
    Teaching Arrangements

    A three-day, off-campus practicum to be advised.


    Course readings will be available on Blackboard.

    Recommended texts for supplementary reading:
    Cajete, Greg. (2000). Native Science. Natural laws of interdependence. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Clear Light Publications.

    Guyette, Susan. (1996). Planning for Balanced Development. A guide for Native American and rural communities. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Clear Light Publishers.

    Kovach, Margaret (2009). Indigenous Methodologies. Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

    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 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 11:00-12:50 28-34, 36-38, 40-41
    Tuesday 11:00-12:50 39
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