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INDV220 Māori and Pacific Cultures in Aotearoa New Zealand

The study and practice of language, performing arts and cultural knowledge.

Experience Māori and Pacific cultures here at the University of Otago by being fully immersed into culture, language, performing arts and Māori community life. INDV 220 provides students with a three-week immersion experience into the Māori world and the experiences for Pacific peoples living in New Zealand. The learning experience is enhanced through an overnight stay at a local marae (traditional Māori community base) within one of the Ngāi Tahu communities in the Otago region.

Paper title Māori and Pacific Cultures in Aotearoa New Zealand
Paper code INDV220
Subject Indigenous Development/He Kura Matanui
EFTS 0.1
Points 12 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2022 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $619.70
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
(i) This paper is available only to international students. (ii) Every student must have previously passed 36 points (or the equivalent at an overseas institution). (iii) The commencement date for this paper is 1 June (students will not necessarily be in New Zealand but must complete prescribed preparatory reading before the commencement of formal classes). (iv) All work must be submitted for assessment no later than 31 August.
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission.
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Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinator (Māori): Dr Karyn Paringatai
Contributing Lecturer: Dr Michelle Schaaf

Paper Structure
Lectures will look at Māori and Pacific culture, language and performing arts and at the role of the marae when engaging with Māori communities. It will include an overnight stay on a local marae, where students will be given the opportunity to practically apply skills learnt in the classroom.
Teaching Arrangements

Course co-ordinators/lecturers
Guest lecturers (expertise in specific areas)
Noho marae (marae stay) with a local Ngāi Tahu community

Readings will be available throughout the paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  1. Develop an understanding of aspects of cultural and historical knowledge concerning Māori and Pacific peoples in New Zealand
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of selected language forms and waiata
  3. Develop insight into aspects of Indigenous landscapes and sites of cultural significance

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Not offered in 2022

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system