An introduction to the theory and practice of Māori culture and society in traditional and contemporary contexts.
A basic understanding of Māori cultural concepts and the historical context within which Māori society has developed to its contemporary position is critical to New Zealand's development. A student who completes this paper will be equipped with the knowledge and cultural awareness to participate more fully in New Zealand society. The student will also develop a broader indigenous perspective that can be applied globally.
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- Paper Structure
Internal assessment 50%
Final examination 50%
- Teaching Arrangements
This paper is team-taught and convened by Erica Newman.
Te Kōparapara, An introduction to the Māori World (Auckland University Press 2018), Edited by M Reilly, S Duncan, G Leoni, L Paterson, L Carter, M Rātima, P Rewi.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
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- Learning Outcomes
On completion of this paper, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the Māori worldview and an understanding of the development of Māori society
- Apply an understanding of concepts prevalent in a Māori worldview in assessing actions and events in New Zealand's history
- Critically discuss the impact of the colonisation on the development of Māori society
- Demonstrate knowledge of Māori society from an indigenous perspective as it exists in a contemporary context