SCIM101-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Science, Maori and Indigenous Knowledge

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2019
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 26 July 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 September 2019

Description

This is an integrated multi-disciplinary course between Aotahi: School of Maori and Indigenous Studies and the College of Science. This course provides a basic understanding of Maori and indigenous peoples’ knowledge in such fields as astronomy, physics, conservation biology, aquaculture, resource management and health sciences. The course provides unique perspectives in indigenous knowledge, western science and their overlap. The course will provide an essential background in cultural awareness and its relationship with today’s New Zealand scientific community.

The course aims to examine Māori and indigenous knowledge from the perspective of their cultures, as well as their relationship and relevance to modern science.

We do this through a number of topics, including:
1. Understanding indigenous knowledge
• Relationship between science and knowledge from western, Māori and indigenous perspectives
• Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge)
• Creation traditions, mythologies and genealogy
• Traditional technologies and science
• Local knowledge and practices
• Traditional environmental (or ecological) knowledge

2. Resource management and partnership - Kaitiakitanga
• Mahinga Kai - resources/food gathering areas
• Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, and the Resource Management Act
• Marine Management Tools - Taiāpure, Mātaitai and Rāhui
• Co-management
• Mana whenua partnership

3. Multidisciplinary - Interactions between Māori and Indigenous communities and science
• Earth Science
• Indigenous peoples, land and heritage sites
• Freshwater issues
• The Moa: what was the cause of its demise?
• Tātai Ārorangi: Astronomy
• Bioethics and cultural issues
• Issues concerning Māori health

Learning Outcomes

  • Learning Outcomes
    As a Student in this Course, I will develop the ability:
    1. Gain a basic understanding in Māori and indigenous people’s knowledge in astronomy, physics, conservation biology, resource management and health sciences.
    2. Gain an understanding of protocols that exist between today’s scientific communities, Māori and other indigenous peoples.
    3. Provide you with a unique perspective both in indigenous knowledge, western science and their overlap.
    4. Provide graduates with an essential background in cultural awareness, increased cultural confidence and its relationship with today’s New Zealand scientific community.

    Transferrable Skills
    This course contributes to the development of the following transferable skills:
  • Academic Writing
  • Cultural lens
  • Applying the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Environmental practical knowledge

Restrictions

Equivalent Courses

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Wednesday 08:00 - 09:00 Rehua 005 16 Sep - 22 Sep
01-P2 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Rehua 005 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 15 Sep
23 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Rehua 102 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Field Trip A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 17:00 26 Aug - 8 Sep
Field Trip B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 26 Aug - 8 Sep
Field Trip C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00 26 Aug - 8 Sep
Field Trip D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 17:00 26 Aug - 8 Sep
Field Trip E
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 17:00 26 Aug - 8 Sep
Field Trip F
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Saturday 09:00 - 17:00 26 Aug - 8 Sep
Field Trip G
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Sunday 09:00 - 17:00 26 Aug - 8 Sep
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 Te Ao Marama 253 22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Te Ao Marama 253 22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
03 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Te Ao Marama 253 22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinators

John Pirker and Hamuera Kahi

Course links

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Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $884.00

International fee $4,034.00

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

For further information see School of Biological Sciences.

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