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    Training in Kaupapa Māori social work theory and methods, for work in social service organisations.

    About this paper

    Paper title Kaupapa Māori and Social Work Practice
    Subject Social Work
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,482.46
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    SOWK 304 or SOWK 554
    SOWK 515
    Limited to
    BSW, MSCW (Applied)
    May not be credited with SOWK411 or SOWX411 completed in 2014 or with SOWK410 completed in 2016.

    Teaching staff

    Coordinators and Lecturers: Associate Professor Anaru Eketone and Shayne Walker

    Teaching Arrangements

    The Distance Learning offering of this paper is a combination of remote and in-person teaching.

    Two one-day compulsory workshops in Dunedin.


    Textbooks are not required for this paper.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Self-motivation.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students completing this paper will have the capacity to:

    • Clarify, advance and extend the understanding of Māori concepts in a social work context for those wanting to work in Māori social service organisations.
    • Develop a critical understanding of Māori social work theory and practice with Whanau, Hapu and Iwi.
    • Extend and develop the understanding and development of Māori models of practice
    • Develop their own practice framework when working in Māori organisations and communities.


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
    Learning management system
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