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EDCR155 Whakatakinga Marautanga me Tikanga ā Iwi

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An introduction to Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and The New Zealand Curriculum. Develops the structure, purpose, and working knowledge of Ngā Reo and Social Sciences within these documents.

Paper title Whakatakinga Marautanga me Tikanga ā Iwi
Paper code EDCR155
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $887.55
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
Te Pōkai Mātauranga o te Ao Rua (Primary Bicultural Education) students only.

Parker Ormond


Parker Ormond

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator: Parker Ormond

Paper Structure

Personal and life worlds

  • What is teaching?
  • What is learning?
  • What is education?
  • Who is education for?
  • Reflecting on own learning journey
  • Prior learning


  • What has shaped and influenced the education system in Aotearoa New Zealand? (Whose voices? Whose values? Whose beliefs?)
  • What is The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa?
  • Values, Code and Standards underpinning the New Zealand teaching profession
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi and curriculum
  • An introduction to key policy shifts in NZ education and schooling (e.g. Ka Hikitia, Tātaiako, Tapasā)
  • Pedagogy
  • Teaching and learning approaches (e.g. UDL)
  • Planning and assessment
  • Te reo me ngā tikanga Māori

Social Sciences

  • New Zealand History
  • Culture & Identity
  • Social Inquiry

Effective pedagogy in Social Sciences

Teaching Arrangements

This paper is only taught on our Invercargill Campus.


Recommended texts:

  • Barlow, C. (1991). Tikanga whakaaro: Key concepts in māori culture. Oxford University Press.
  • Mead, H. (2016). Tikanga māori: Living by māori values (revised ed.). Huia Publications.
  • Williams, H.W. (1971). Dictionary of the māori language. Legislation Direct.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  • Evaluate how culture shapes our understanding and experience of curriculum, teaching, and learning
  • Demonstrate an emerging awareness of the significance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to education in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical foundation, structure, and language of the learning area of Tikanga ā Iwi / Social Sciences
  • Examine pedagogical approaches underpinning the learning area of Tikanga ā Iwi / Social Sciences
  • Demonstrate effective planning and assessment for teaching inclusive of all learners
  • Explore cultural identity and diversity in the Tikanga ā Iwi / Social Sciences contexts

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 11:30-12:20 9-15, 17-18, 21-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 12:30-14:20 9-15, 17-18, 21-22