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EDCR254 Tikanga-ā-iwi, Ngā Reo, Toi Ataata

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An introduction to social sciences, learning languages and visual arts learning areas of the New Zealand curriculum.

Paper title Tikanga-ā-iwi, Ngā Reo, Toi Ataata
Paper code EDCR254
Subject Education
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (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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EDPR 151 and (EICT 198 or EICT 199) and (ELIT 198 or ELIT 199) and (EMAT 198 or EMAT 199)
EDUP 203 or EDUP 206 or EDUP 207 or EDUP 208
Limited to
Te Pōkai Mātauranga o te Ao Rua (Primary Bicultural Education) students only.

Parker Ormond,

Teaching staff
Parker Ormond
Adair Polson-Genge
Alli McKenzie
Paper Structure

For each learning area:

  • Overview and linkages
  • Curriculum structure and language
  • Pedagogy
  • Teaching and learning approaches
  • Planning and assessment
  • Te reo me ngā tikanga Māori
  • Whakapapa, tikanga, pūrākau/pakiwaitara
  • ICT

Social Sciences

  • New Zealand History
  • Culture and Identity
  • Social Inquiry
  • Effective pedagogy in Social Sciences
  • Tikanga a ngā iwi o Aotearoa

Learning Languages

  • Rationales for learning languages
  • Principles for learning languages
  • Relationships with learning areas
  • Develop a working knowledge of Te Aho Arataki Marau within the classroom

Visual Arts

  • Making and knowing about Art - drawing and painting, or working in 3D to explore making and responding within a theme or context for art making
  • Teaching and learning in Visual Arts - developing knowledge and strategies to implement Visual Arts programmes in primary schools
  • Utilise a framework of whakapapa, tikanga and pūrākau/pakiwaitara to develop a deeper understanding of whakaaro Māori within specific Māori contexts
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is only offered on the Southland campus of the University of Otago.

Required Texts:

  • Ministry of Education. (2007). The New Zealand Curriculum. Wellington, New Zealand: Learning Media.
  • Ministry of Education. (2011). Tātaiako: Cultural competencies for teachers of Māori learners. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Education.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical foundation, structure and language of the learning areas of Social Sciences, Learning Languages and Visual Arts
  2. Utilise te reo me ngā tikanga Māori across the three learning areas of Social Sciences, Learning Languages and Visual Arts to develop knowledge and understandings that are specifically encased in whakaaro Māori
  3. Examine pedagogical approaches underpinning the learning areas of Social Sciences, Learning Languages and Visual Arts
  4. Critique range of resources, including web-based tools
  5. Demonstrate effective planning and assessment for teaching inclusive of all learners
  6. Explore cultural identity and diversity in the social sciences, learning languages and visual arts contexts

In order to ensure that our Bicultural programme meets the competencies outlined in the Tātai Reo framework we have identified which learning outcomes can support these competencies.

  • Kia Māori te Reo: learning outcomes 2, 4 and 6
  • Kia Ora te Reo: learning outcomes 2, 4 and 6
  • Kia Tika te Reo: learning outcomes 2, 3, 4 and 6

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 09:00-10:50 28-34, 36-40
Thursday 13:00-14:50 28-34, 36