This course explores kaupapa Māori theory and how colonialism has impacted education and other outcomes for Māori, and why education inequalities need to be urgently addressed.
Ākonga will critically examine past and current policies and legislation specific to Māori ākonga and make recommendations to bring about change and strengthen Māori ākonga’ educational achievement. Ākonga will strengthen their skills and knowledge of te reo Māori for use in education settings.
Learners who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Critically examine the impact of the colonisation process following the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi on Māori education outcomes.
- Discuss ways kaiako can bring about changes in challenging negative attitudes to te reo Māori and ensuring ākonga Māori educational success.
- Discuss ways early learning services or schools can build respectful relationships with iwi, and the significance of the relationship for Māori and for education settings.
- Articulate a bicultural teaching approach that enhances educational achievement for Māori and considers kaupapa Māori theory.
- Evaluate their competency in using te reo Māori words, phrases and sentences relevant to the curriculum, and plan for future development.
100% internal assessment but does include attendance at a noho marae.
No textbooks are required for this course.
Computer and internet requirements
To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.
You can do this course as part of these qualifications:
Course availability over the next 12 months