Comparative Indigenous Models and Theories of Development

30 points


  • MAOR431-20X (D) General non-calendar-based 2020 (Distance)
  • MAOR431-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020 - Not Offered
  • MAOR431-20X2 (D) Special non-calendar-based Two 2020 (Distance)
  • MAOR431-20X1 (D) Special non-calendar-based One 2020 (Distance)


This course will expose students to Indigenous approaches to development, innovation and self determination across New Zealand, Australia and the Americas to enable students to gain a deep and broad suite of precedents that can be drawn upon for designing creative and principled solutions within their communities and/or organisations. The course will also explore contrasting theoretical and philosophical approaches to Indigenous development to provide students with a robust framework for critically engaging with and evaluating the comparative value, impact and efficacy of different approaches to solution building within the Maori sector.


Subject to approval of the Head of School.