EDMI312-20T2 (C) Term Two 2020

Special Topic: Matauraka Maori

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 27 April 2020
End Date: Sunday, 5 July 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 8 May 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 12 June 2020


This course is taught bilingually: in te reo Maori and English. It will critically examine Matauraka Maori: Maori ways of knowing and engaging with the environment in traditional and contemporary contexts as a means of developing a Kaupapa Maori based curriculum. Maori knowledge systems are valued and central to curriculum development. Students will also compare and contrast other indigenous epistemologies as frameworks for curriculum development in educational settings. The emphasis will be on Ngai Tahu contexts and content.

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Understand and acknowledge the histories, heritages, languages
and cultures of partners to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
2. Strengthen, and develop the use of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori in
relation to the context of te ao Māori and educational settings.
3. Make explicit links between te reo Māori, tikanga Māori and Mātauranga Māori.


Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Intensive Block Course A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Saturday 08:30 - 17:30 Rehua 429 22 Jun - 28 Jun
02 Saturday 08:30 - 17:30 Online Delivery 22 Jun - 28 Jun
Intensive Block Course B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Sunday 08:30 - 17:30 Rehua 429 22 Jun - 28 Jun
02 Sunday 08:30 - 17:30 Online Delivery 22 Jun - 28 Jun
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Monday 17:00 - 20:00 Check LEARN (4/5-25/5)
Rehua 530 (8/6-29/6)
4 May - 31 May
8 Jun - 5 Jul
01-P2 Thursday 17:00 - 20:00 Rehua 429 (4/6)
1 Jun - 7 Jun
02 Monday 17:00 - 20:00 Online Delivery 1 Jun - 5 Jul

Course Coordinator

Kay-Lee Jones


Kari Kururangi


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Mataurak Maori 25 May 2020 40% Oral Presentation. Korero-Speaking
Essay 08 Jun 2020 30% Tuhituhi
Quiz 30% Panui-reading. 6 x mini quizzes throughout the course

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Our code our standards : code of professional responsibility and standards for the teaching profession = Ngā tikanga matatika ngā paerewa : ngā tikanga matatika mō te haepapa ngaiotanga me ngā paerewa mō te umanga; Education Council, New Zealand, Matatu Aotearoa, 2017.

Moorfield, John C; Maori dictionary : te aka Māori-English, English-Māori dictionary; Auckland University of Technology ; Pearson Education New Zealand.

New Zealand; Ka hikitia : kokiri kia angitu, 2013-2017; Te Tahuhu o te Matauranga, 2013.

New Zealand; Te aho arataki marau mō te ako i te reo Māori - kura auraki = Curriculum guidelines for teaching and learning te reo Māori in English-medium schools: years 1-13; Published for the Ministry of Education by Learning Media, 2009.

New Zealand; Te Whariki : he whariki matauranga mo nga mokopuna o Aotearoa : early childhood curriculum; Ministry of Education, 1996.

New Zealand. , New Zealand Teachers Council; Tataiako : cultural competencies for teachers of Māori learners; Ministry of Education, 2011.

Ministry of Education. (2008). Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Wellington. New Zealand. R Retrieved from http://tmoa.tki.org.nz/Te-Marautanga-o-Aotearoa

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to Regulation J of the General Course and Examination Regulations.

On submitting assignments, students must confirm that the work being handed in is original and their own work.

Assessment and grading system

Grading Scale
Grade    GPA Value        Marks

A+              9            90 – 100
A                8            85 – 89.99
A-               7            80 – 84.99
B+              6            75 – 79.99
B                5            70 – 74.99
B-               4            65 – 69.99
C+              3            60 – 64.99
C                2            55 – 59.99
C-               1            50 – 54.99
D                0            40 – 49.99
E               -1             0 – 39.99

A Pass is 50 marks or over


Students are expected to attend all scheduled course sessions, actively engage with course content and actively participate in course activities, such as Zoom sessions, Adobe connect sessions and any other requirements specified by the course cooordaintor,  in order to meet the learning outcomes of the course. Students are expected to notify lecturers prior to their absence with an explanation. Extended absences must be accompanied by a medical certificate or similar (as for aegrotat provisions).

Students with less than 80% attendance are at risk of not meeting the criteria for seeking credit in the course.  the course lecturer may require evidence that they have actively engaged with the content and activities of the missed sessions.

Attendance evidence
On Campus students –attendance and active participation at lectures, workshops, labs and/or Adobe Connect (webinar) sessions, accessing of ECHO360 recordings, completion of forum tasks and and other requirements specified by the course coordinator.


Teaching and the course will be assessed through the regular use of UCTL evaluative instruments.

Grade moderation

Work is assessed and moderated by both course lecturers and moderated by other senior academics in literacy.

Late submission of work

Work handed in after the due date with no extension granted is considered late. Late work will be accepted up to one week after the due date. If, for any reason, you are having difficulty in keeping to the deadline for assignments, you must make contact via email with one of the course lecturers so that we can work with you as to what is possible and reasonable. Marks will be deducted for lateness. Lecturers reserve the right not to mark late work, and no work will be accepted after assignments have been returned.

Other specific requirements

All work submitted in this course would be completed using APA format and a high standard of academic writing is expected.

Conduct as an educational professional is expected. Students are advised to familiarise themselves with learning online including UC Learn before the course starts.

Requests for extensions

Requests for extension should go in the first instance in writing to the lecturer responsible for the course. It is possible to have an extension of up to 2 weeks following the published date.


One resubmit is allowed for each assignment; however no grade higher than a C will be awarded to resubmitted work.  Work that is to be resubmitted will be due one week after being returned to the student unless other arrangements are requested and granted by the lecturer.

Special Consideration of Assessment Items

Students may apply for special consideration if their performance in an assessment is affected by extenuating circumstances beyond their control, where:
(a)  they have suffered an acute illness, injury, or other reasonably unforeseeable circumstances:
i.    which has prevented them from completing any major item(s) of work for assessment in a course; or
ii.   which has impaired their performance (including by interruption of pre-assessment revision) to the extent that the result(s) are likely to underestimate their true and evidenced level of mastery of the material in the course;
i.    they have been selected to perform, compete, adjudicate, or officiate as a national sporting representative at national or international competitions; or
ii.   they are members of a national cultural group on tour nationally or internationally.
Please note that applications must be supported by evidence.  Further details are available at the above link.

Applications for special consideration should be submitted via the Examinations Office website http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/ within five days of the assessment.

Where an extension may be granted for an assessment, this will be decided by direct application to the Course Co-ordinator and an application to the Examinations Office may not be required.

Special consideration is not available for items worth less than 10% of the course and may not be available for some other items of assessment as specified in Course Outlines.  (Refer to specific Course Outlines for this information.)

Students prevented by extenuating circumstances from completing the course after the final date for withdrawing, may apply for special consideration for late discontinuation of the course. Applications must be submitted to the Examinations Office within five days of the end of the main examination period for the semester.

NB: This information replaces any previous references to special consideration, Aegrotat or Backdated (Late) Withdrawal in the Course Information System, Learn or Course Outlines. If you are unclear about the implications or process please discuss with your Course Coordinator or contact the Student and Programme Office for assistance.

Course website

As well as attending classes, it is essential that all students regularly access the course Learn site. All course information such as the course kaupapa, notices, assessment information, required and recommended readings, audio recordings of some lectures, and other teaching resources etc. will be available on this site

Where to submit and collect work

Students will be expected to submit their assessments via the online assessment system in the Learn class site by 5.00pm on or before the due date. Assignments are automatically sent through Turnitin to check for Plagiarism on submission of assignments. submitting assignments for marking via the Learn site.

It is the responsibility of the students to check their Internet access and ability to submit their work via the online system.  Any technical difficulties should be notified well in advance of the due date so that assistance can be provided or alternative arrangements can be negotiated.

For ICT help call our free call number 0508 UC IT HELP (0508 824 843) or on 03 369 5000.  Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm (excluding public and university holidays).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $777.00

International fee $3,375.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 25

For further information see School of Teacher Education.

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