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    Application of Māori worldview and the relationships between tangata (people) and whenua (land), waka (canoes), moana (ocean) and wai (water).

    About this paper

    Paper title Te Pou o Te Koronga Advanced 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.
    SPEX 206 or 54 200-level points from a combination of MAOR and/or MAOH papers
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music, Science

    Teaching staff

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr Chanel Phillips

    Paper Structure

    The paper builds off SPEX 206 and is focused on five key wāhanga, or topics.

    These are: (1) tangata (people); (2) whenua (land); (3) waka (canoes); (4) wai (water); and (5) moana (ocean).

    In this paper we ask students to:

    1. Explore your own understandings of health and the environment
    2. Deepen your understanding of whakapapa (genealogy), mātauranga (Māori knowledge) and tikanga (custom, protocol) in relation to Māori and the environment
    3. Examine theoretical content of the manifestations of Māori worldview through: (1) tāngata (people); (2) whenua (land); (3) waka (canoes); (4) wai (water) and; (5) moana (ocean)
    4. Consider appropriate applications for Māori communities for the five key wāhanga topics

    No textbooks required. Course readings will be provided via eReserve on Blackboard.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of this paper the student will have:

    • A deeper understanding of who you are and where you come from in relation to the environment
    • Had an opportunity to deepen understanding of theoretical constructs of a Māori worldview through the examination of oral literature such as mōteatea (chant); pūrākau (stories, creation narratives); whakataukī (proverb) and karakia (incantation)
    • An understanding of whakapapa (genealogy), mātauranga (Māori knowledge) and tikanga (custom, protocol) that underpins tāngata (human body); whenua (land); waka (canoes); wai (water) and; moana (ocean) for Māori PE and health
    • Communicated ideas in relation to a Māori community in a Māori PE and health context in a group
    • Experiential understanding of course material through noho marae


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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