Course

Te Ao Maori in the Information Environment


Course code LIS504

This course enables you to discuss the history of, the process and impact of colonisation in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the context in which Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi was signed.

You will be able to recognise the unique place of Māori as Tangata Whenua, the fundamental nature of the bicultural relationship between Tangata Whenua and Tauiwi, and the implications of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi and subsequent principles for working in the library and information management sectors.

The course will also introduce beginner level te reo Māori, and the range of protocols (ngā tikanga me ngā kawa) to ensure respectful participation on marae and in other Māori cultural spaces of significance.

You will explore Māori perspectives on knowledge, ownership of information, and practices around the access and use of Māori information resources, and will learn about some key Māori information sources and information organisation tools, and about how specialist Māori services are delivered in information contexts.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

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.
  • Level 5  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2018 :  
    Trimester 3 enrol by 21 Oct 2018 to start 29 Oct 2018
  • Delivery type
    2018 :  
    Trimester 3 2018 Online only
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2018 :  
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $1,840 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Discuss the context in which Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi was signed, including the pre and post-colonial history of Aotearoa New Zealand and the process and impact of colonisation and decolonisation.
  • Discuss the unique place of Māori as Tangata Whenua, the concept of biculturalism, te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi and subsequent principles.
  • Use beginner level te reo Māori terms and pronunciation, and explain key protocols (ngā tikanga me ngā kawa) to ensure respectful participation on marae and in Māori cultural spaces of significance, and the importance of mātauranga-a-iwi and tikanga-a-iwi.
  • Identify and discuss Māori perspectives on knowledge, ownership of information including cultural heritage resources, designs, and practices associated with the access, use, reuse and rights to information resources, and the implications of these for professional practice.
  • Identify key Māori knowledge and information sources.

Noho marae attendance

As part of assignment one for LIS504, students are required to complete one of these tasks:

1. Attend a noho marae (marae stay)

2. Complete an alternative learning activity

Both options involve a Mihimihi/Pepeha.

A Noho marae gives students the opportunity to build the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a bicultural context. Students will learn more about the unique place of Māori as Tangata Whenua, as well as Māori perspectives on knowledge, ownership and use of information and an awareness of key protocols (ngā tikanga me ngā kawa) on marae and other cultural spaces.

The Noho marae occurs midway through the LIS504 course, and extends over three nights and two and a half days.

2018 dates:

Trimester 1: Week 5: Tuesday 27 - Thursday 29 March (please note these dates differ from those originally advertised)

Trimester 3: Week 5: Tuesday 27th to Thursday 29th November

We strongly recommend that students attend the noho marae. For those unable to attend, an alternative will be available within your region where a Māori practitioner will assess and work through aspects of the tikanga with each student.

The first noho marae will be held in Wellington at the Waiwhetū marae.

 

Please note

Students will need to cover their own travel costs to attend noho marae. Accommodation is provided when students attend the noho marae.

Course content

  • Tāngata whenua, pre-colonial Aotearoa and the processes and impact of colonisation
  • The background to and the consequences of the signing of te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi
  • Decolonisation, Treaty partnership and biculturalism
  • Beginner level te reo and tikanga Māori
  • Key protocols on marae and in Māori cultural spaces of significance
  • The traditional Māori worldview in relation to information resources and practices and the differences and similarities to knowledge organisation practices in information organisations
  • Cultural heritage as taonga, Māori knowledge and information sources, Māori archives
  • Overview of Ngā Upoko Tukutuku Māori Subject Headings
  • Supporting Mana Whenua and Māori services, including community engagement and programme design

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed