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Dr Tangiwai Rewi

Tangiwai Rewi imagePhD (Otago) MIndS (Otago) BEd (Waikato) HDipTch (Hamilton Teachers College)
Waikato

Senior Lecturer

Currently on RSL until June 2021

Contact

Monday and Tuesday

Office 3S8 Richardson Building, South Tower
Tel +64 3 479 8742
Email tangiwai.rewi@otago.ac.nz

Wednesday and Thursday

Room 5S9, 5th Floor, Arts Building
Tel +64 3 479 4599
Email tangiwai.rewi@otago.ac.nz

Research

Tangiwai's research interests include te reo me ngā tikanga Māori, Māori Education and Māori Pedagogy, and as a result of the PhD project, preserving the narratives of kaumātua.

Tangiwai's PhD investigated intergenerational knowledge transmission and pedagogy from the late 1800s until the present, and their place in today’s learning environments; particularly from a Waikato Tainui perspective about practices associated with the Kīngitanga (King Movement). Related articles are listed below.

She has also researched the impact and implications of Ministry of Education legislative changes to teacher qualifications (effective 1 January 2006) and Māori pedagogy use in mainstream schools which led to subsequent publications.

She co-authored an article  about kaupapa Māori education options available in Aotearoa today and how these options are affecting Māori educational success which was published in Te Kōparapara.

Tangiwai is also an adviser on the Ahi Pepe / Mothnet project with Landcare Research: Identifying, Strengthening and Restoring Connections. The project aims to engage the public and raise the appreciation of moths. It explores their potential to act as ecological indicators of the health and connectedness of our natural world. Sixteen bilingual guides to identifying moths have also been published in relation to this project.

Ahi Pepe / Mothnet Landcare Research website

Tangiwai is also a member of the Coastal People: Southern Skies collaboration that connects communities with world-leading, cross-discipline research to rebuild coastal ecosystems.
Coastal People: Southern Skies

Teaching

Supervision

Current

  • Brenda Marriner, MIndS under examination
  • Laura-Lee Perawiti, MIndS under examination

Completed

  • Victoria Campbell, MIndS: Te kopa iti o Rakahau. Mā te kite i te reo ka kōrero? (2019)
  • Paia Taani, MIndS: Whakaritea te pārekereke. How prepared are teachers to teach te reo Māori speaking tamariki in mainstream primary schools? (2019)
  • Jaime-Lee Tutbury, MIndS: Culturally Responsive Teaching of Māori in Mainstream Education (2019)
  • Ben Whatarau, MIndS: A Digital Learning Framework for Rangatahi based on Māori Waka Culture (2019)
  • John Birnie, MIndS: Moving up to the next level in te reo Māori (Māori language) – exploring creative ways for beginners/ intermediate adults to use their language online (2012)
  • Kym Hill, MIndS, How do mainstream early childhood settings implement a programme reflective of the bicultural aspirations inherent in Te Whāriki and Te Tiriti o Waitangi? (2012)
  • Erina Ata, MIndS: Māori women’s experience in middle management positions in government organisations (2010)
  • Rowan Easton, MIndS (adviser only): Māori Women and Inequality (2010)
  • Whakarongotai Hokowhitu, MIndS: ‘A’ – ko te āporo. ‘A’ is for apple: English Language Acquisition by Graduates of Te Kōhanga Reo (2010)
  • Shi Acacia Cochise, MIndS: How unity can be created through meaningful and mindful interactions of traditional and western educational systems and their constructions of narrative and land: The Human Palimpsest (2009)
  • Jared Mathieson, BA(Hons): Overcoming preconceived perceptions about university-level education by young urban male Māori (2010)

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Publications

Jackson, A.-M., Rewi, T., Hakopa, H., Phillips, C., Russell, P., Parr-Brownlie, L. C., Hulbe, C., Leoni, G., Mita, N., Hepburn, C., Wikaira, J., … Elder, H. (2020). Towards building an Indigenous Science Tertiary Curriculum (Part 2). New Zealand Science Review, 76(1-2), 25-31.

Rewi, T. (2020, November). Collectivising Māori language and culture research. Verbal presentation at the Biennial International Indigenous Research Conference (IIRC): A Gathering of Indigenous Minds, Auckland, New Zealand.

Jackson, A.-M., Hakopa, H., Phillips, C., Parr-Brownlie, L. C., Russell, P., Hulbe, C., Rewi, T., Leoni, G., Mita, N., Jackson, S., Poa, D., Hepburn, C., Wikaira, J., … Elder, H. (2019). Towards building an Indigenous Science Tertiary Curriculum. New Zealand Science Review, 75(4), 69-73.

Rewi, T., & Rātima, M. (2018). Ngā Hurihanga o te Reo Māori i te Mātauranga: Changes in Māori language education. In M. Reilly, S. Duncan, G. Leoni, L. Paterson, L. Carter, M. Rātima & P. Rewi (Eds.), Te Kōparapara: An introduction to the Māori world. (pp. 304-323). Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press.

Rewi, T. (2018). "Titiro, Whakarongo" - he huarahi ako noo ngaa raa o nehe. "Look, Listen" - a way of learning from days past. Proceedings of the 8th Biennial International Indigenous Research Conference. (pp. 162). Retrieved from http://www.indigenousresearchconference.ac.nz/

Other Research Output

The Ahi Pepe: MothNet Project Team, including Anderson, B., Hoare, R., Ohlemüller, R. Rewi, T., Campbell, V., Kawe-Small, T.,...Lord, J....Buxton, M.,...Barak, S. (2017). Puka Whakamārama o Te Pepe Nui: Beginners' Guides to the macro moths [16 editions; in Te Reo and English for eight regions across New Zealand]. Landcare Research: Manaaki Whenua. Retrieved from https://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/information-for/citizen-science/shedding-light-on-the-night/beginners-guides

Rewi, T. (2012, August). Reclaiming traditional knowledge frameworks: Whānau (families) and Hapū (subtribes) as a medium of intergenerational knowledge transfer. Waikato Tainui College for Research & Development Te Tarere ā Tāwhaki Seminar Series. Hopuhopu, New Zealand. [Research Seminar].

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Chapter in Book - Research

Rewi, T., & Rātima, M. (2018). Ngā Hurihanga o te Reo Māori i te Mātauranga: Changes in Māori language education. In M. Reilly, S. Duncan, G. Leoni, L. Paterson, L. Carter, M. Rātima & P. Rewi (Eds.), Te Kōparapara: An introduction to the Māori world. (pp. 304-323). Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press.

Rewi, T., & Rewi, P. (2015). The ZePA model of Māori language revitalization: Key considerations for empowering indigenous language educators, students, and communities. In J. Reyhner, J. Martin, L. Lockard & W. S. Gilbert (Eds.), Honoring our elders: Culturally appropriate approaches for teaching indigenous students. (pp. 136-153). Flagstaff, AZ: Northern Arizona University.

Rewi, T. (2011). Māori teaching pedagogies: Where to from here? In P. Whitinui (Ed.), Kia Tangi Te Tītī: Permission to speak: Successful schooling for Māori students in the 21st century: Issues, challenges and alternatives. (pp. 80-103). Wellington, New Zealand: NZCER Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Jackson, A.-M., Rewi, T., Hakopa, H., Phillips, C., Russell, P., Parr-Brownlie, L. C., Hulbe, C., Leoni, G., Mita, N., Hepburn, C., Wikaira, J., … Elder, H. (2020). Towards building an Indigenous Science Tertiary Curriculum (Part 2). New Zealand Science Review, 76(1-2), 25-31.

Jackson, A.-M., Hakopa, H., Phillips, C., Parr-Brownlie, L. C., Russell, P., Hulbe, C., Rewi, T., Leoni, G., Mita, N., Jackson, S., Poa, D., Hepburn, C., Wikaira, J., … Elder, H. (2019). Towards building an Indigenous Science Tertiary Curriculum. New Zealand Science Review, 75(4), 69-73.

Rewi, T. (2015). The Ngāruawāhia Tūrangawaewae Regatta: Today's reflections on the past. Journal of the Polynesian Society, 124(1), 47-81. doi: 10.15286/jps.124.1.47-81

Rewi, T. (2014). Utilising kaupapa Māori approaches to initiate research. MAI Journal, 3(3), 242-254.

Rewi, T., Paringatai, K., & Hokowhitu, W. (2012). Adding 'local' flavour to the Māori language curriculum. He Pukenga Kōrero, 11(1), 21-28.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Rewi, T. (2018). "Titiro, Whakarongo" - he huarahi ako noo ngaa raa o nehe. "Look, Listen" - a way of learning from days past. Proceedings of the 8th Biennial International Indigenous Research Conference. (pp. 162). Retrieved from http://www.indigenousresearchconference.ac.nz/

Rewi, T., & Paringatai, K. (2011). The impact of contextualising learning on student understanding of the Māori language curriculum in Te Tumu. In K. Shephard, T. Harland & A. Cohen (Eds.), Proceedings of the Spotlight on Teaching and Learning Colloquium. (pp. 27). Dunedin, New Zealand: HEDC, University of Otago. [Abstract]

Rewi, T., Rangi, A., Scott, S., Bull, R., & Bristowe, Z. (2011). Kia tau, kia tipu, kia puāwai: Divisional initiatives to tautoko (support) Māori success at the University of Otago [Panel discussion]. In K. Shephard, T. Harland & A. Cohen (Eds.), Proceedings of the Spotlight on Teaching and Learning Colloquium. (pp. 68). Dunedin, New Zealand: HEDC, University of Otago. [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Rewi, T. (2020, November). Collectivising Māori language and culture research. Verbal presentation at the Biennial International Indigenous Research Conference (IIRC): A Gathering of Indigenous Minds, Auckland, New Zealand.

Rewi, T. (2018, November). Te Waiata 'Kiwi Weka' Naa Mite Kukutai, Te Puaha o Waikato. Verbal presentation at the He Tuhinga nō Neherā Symposium: Texts, Contexts, Resonances, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Rewi, T. (2017, November). Titiro, whakarongo... Look, listen ... An oldie, but a still a goody! Verbal presentation at the Education, Migration and Translation Research Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Rewi, T., & Rewi, P. (2014, July). The ZePA paradigm: A complementary model to Māori language revitalization: Key considerations for empowering Indigenous language educators, students and communities. Keynote presentation at the Fifth American Indian / Indigenous Teacher Education Conference: Indigenizing Education to Empower Students and Communities, Flagstaff, USA.

Rewi, T. (2014, July). Māori teaching pedagogies in mainstream schools in New Zealand: Where to from here? Verbal presentation at the Fifth American Indian / Indigenous Teacher Education Conference: Indigenizing Education to Empower Students and Communities, Flagstaff, USA.

Rewi, T. (2011, May). Reclaiming traditional knowledge frameworks - Whānau(families) and Hapū(sub-tribes) as a medium of intergenerational knowledge transfer. Verbal presentation at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference, Sacramento, CA.

Rewi, T. R. (2011, August). How far does whanaungatanga stretch in a research context? Verbal presentation at the Hui Poutama: Māori Research Symposium: Past Present Future: Ka Haere Whakamua, Ka Titiro Whakamuri, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Rewi, T. R. (2010, June). We know Māori pedagogy makes a difference for Māori students in schools but how come it's so hard to convince everyone else that this is so? Verbal presentation at the 4th International Traditional Knowledge Conference: Kei Muri i te Awe Kāpara he Tangata Kē: Recognising, Engaging, Understanding Difference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Rewi, T., Reilly, M., & May, H. (2010, October). Reclaiming traditional knowledge frameworks in Waikato Tainui. Verbal presentation at the Māori and Indigenous Doctoral Students Conference: He Rangi Tā Matawhānui: Visualising Wider Horizons, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Rewi, R. T. (2018). Examining traditional Māori knowledge frameworks and intergenerational knowledge transmission ["Titiro, whakarongo": He huarahu ako nō ngā rā o nehe. "Look, listen": A way of learning from days past] (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/8421

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Awarded Masters Degree

Rewi, T. (2006). What is the impact and implications of Ministry of Education legislative changes to teacher qualifications (effective 1 January 2006) on and for teaching staff in Kura Kaupapa Māori? (MIndS). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. 99p.

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