Tangata Whenua 1

Course code 75103

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Early childhood teachers are required to demonstrate both knowledge of and commitment to bi-cultural partnerships when working with children and their families. This course examines the basis of this partnership and outlines the history and context of Te Tiriti o Waitangi The Treaty of Waitangi focusing on its relevance for early childhood education. Student teachers are also introduced to te reo me ngā tikanga Māori and prepared for participation on a marae. 

During this course you will experience a noho marae (marae stay) to gain a deeper understanding of Te Ao Maori (the Maori world) and the marae community.

This video below features interviews with students about their experiences on a noho marae visit.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.

Noho marae are held at urban and rural marae around New Zealand and give you the opportunity to build your skills and knowledge required to teach effectively in a bicultural context. You will attend three noho marae during your degree.