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    An in-depth examination of old and contemporary sources as models for expressing ideas. This paper is taught in Māori.

    The paper examines Māori language for kapa haka composition, for karanga, for whaikōrero. We will access Māori phrase 'storehouses' to enhance effective expression of ideas.

    About this paper

    Paper title He Whakarākai (Whakatīeke)
    Subject Maori Studies
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,240.75
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    Pre or Corequisite
    MAOR 411 or MAOR 431
    MAOR 301
    (i) Students may be admitted to this paper if they have completed the equivalent of MAOR431 or MAOR411 elsewhere. (ii) May not be credited with MAOR410 completed in 2008 or 2010
    Students should have intermediate-level Māori language proficiency and, preferably, prior knowledge of Māori performance art forms.

    Teaching staff

    To be advised when paper is next offered.

    Paper Structure
    The paper focuses on phrases and stock expressions, including proverb, motto maxim, metaphor and simile, used in old and contemporary sources as models of effective expression of ideas. These include haka, mōteatea, karanga, whaikōrero and literary works by some renowned composers as models for Māori language users to apply in a range of forums they engage.
    Teaching Arrangements
    Teaching involves lectures, class discussions and analyses of different forms with the expectation that individual compositions are shared by each class member.
    A course reader will be required.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Communication, Cultural Understanding, Information Literacy, Research, Self-Motivation, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:

    • Interpret and appreciate the message in written and oral literature where allegory, metaphor, simile and idiom are applied using advanced Māori-language text for analysis at an advanced level of Māori-language proficiency
    • Employ phrases and grammatical constructions of an abstract and obscure form known by a select group of Māori-language speakers at an advanced level of Māori-language proficiency
    • Express idiom, simile, metaphor and the like in written and oral forms that allow for the transmission of nuance and desired meaning at an advanced level of Māori-language proficiency


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
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