SCIM101-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Science, Maori and Indigenous Knowledge

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021

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.

Learning Outcomes

Understanding indigenous knowledge
1. Relationship between science and knowledge from western, Māori
and indigenous perspectives
2. Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge)
3. Creation traditions, mythologies and genealogy
4. Traditional technologies and science
5. Local knowledge and practices
6. Traditional environmental (or ecological) knowledge
Related graduate attributes: GP1, GP2 (K1-7), GP4, GP5

Resource management and partnership - Kaitiakitanga
1. Mahinga Kai - resources/food gathering areas
2. Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, and the Resource Management
Act
3. Marine Management Tools - Taiāpure, Mātaitai and Rāhui
4. Co-management
5. Mana whenua partnership
Related graduate attributes: GP1, GP2 (K1-7), GP4, GP5

Multidisciplinary - Interactions between Māori and Indigenous
communities and science
1. Earth Science
2. Indigenous peoples, land and heritage sites
3. Freshwater issues
4. The Moa: what was the cause of its demise?
5. Tātai Ārorangi: Astronomy
6. Bioethics and cultural issues
7. Issues concerning Māori health
Related graduate attributes: GP1, GP2, GP3(K1-7), GP4, GP5

Transferable Skills | Pūkenga Ngaio

1. Gain a basic understanding in Māori and indigenous people’s knowledge in
astronomy, physics, conservation biology, resource management and
health sciences.
Related graduate attributes: GP1, GP2, GP3 (K1-7), GP5
2. Gain an understanding of protocols that exist between today’s scientific
communities, Māori and other indigenous peoples.
Related graduate attributes: GP1, GP2, GP3 (K1-7), GP4, GP5
3. Provide you with a unique perspective both in indigenous knowledge,
western science and their overlap.
Related graduate attributes: GP1, GP2, GP3 (K1-7), GP4, GP5
4. Provide graduates with an essential background in cultural awareness,
increased cultural confidence and its relationship with today’s New
Zealand scientific community.
Related graduate attributes: GP1, GP2, GP3 (K1-7), GP4, GP5

Restrictions

Equivalent Courses

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Eng Core 222 & 223 Drawing Office
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Eng Core 222 & 223 Drawing Office
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Field Trip A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 17:00 Kaikoura
6 Sep - 12 Sep
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 17:00 - 18:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 James Logie 104
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
03 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Timetable Note

Field Trip
A three-day field trip to Kaikōura has been arranged for the course,
leaving around lunchtime on Monday 6 September and returning Wednesday
8 September. Accommodation will be at Takahanga Marae. The
programme will cover aspects of marine biology and kaitiakitanga of the
environment.

Course Coordinator / Lecturers

John Pirker and Hamuera Kahi

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Exam 40% Three hour, closed book.
Test 25 Aug 2021 25%
Forum 17 Sep 2021 10%
Essay 08 Oct 2021 25%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $912.00

International fee $4,473.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Biological Sciences.

All SCIM101 Occurrences

  • SCIM101-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021