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    An introduction to Māori understandings of physical education and health, comprised of four components: Māori worldview; Treaty of Waitangi; Kaupapa Māori; Applications.

    About this paper

    Paper title Te Pū o te Ora Māori Physical Education and Health
    Subject Sport, Physical Education and Exercise
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,016.55
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    72 points
    PHSE 320
    Recommended Preparation
    SPEX 101 or SPEX 102 or MAOR 102
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music, Science

    Dr Jeremy Hapeta

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    Paper Structure

    The paper is focused on three key wāhanga or topics. These are: (1) Te Ao Māori / Māori worldview; (2) Tiriti o Waitangi / Treaty of Waitangi, kaupapa Māori theory and methodology; and (3) Applications of Māori PE and health. In this paper we ask students to:

    1. Examine perspectives of Māori PE and health
    2. Consider appropriate applications for Māori PE and health
    3. Relate theoretical concepts to current issues

    This course has a compulsory 'Noho' marae (stayover) experience which is linked to a reflective assessment that is worth 10%. Approximately, an estimated 24 hours of 'course work' happens over this Noho. For this reason we only meet once a week at our one and only lecture (due to the hours we do during the Noho). Additionally, 50% of the assessments are via group-based assignments including a Group essay (25%) and a Group presentation (25%). Much of the planning and conversations for this group-based work occurs during the one lecture that we have. So, attendance at lectures is essential to your Group-based work and cannot be 'caught up' by watching the lecture on-line at a later time.   


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    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of this paper students will have had:

    • An opportunity to engage with some of the theoretical constructs of a Māori worldview
    • An understanding of the relevance of the Tiriti o Waitangi for Māori PE and health
    • An introduction to kaupapa Māori theory and methodology and acquired tools, which will help you in "practice" with Māori
    • An improved understanding of the platform of your thinking for Māori PE and health
    • An ideas in relation to a contemporary Māori PE and health issue in a group
    • An understanding of course material through noho marae


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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