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To enact Te Tiriti o Waitangi as a living and relevant doctrine the teaching profession need to step up their capacity. Kaiako need to be equipped with a Te Tiriti o Waitangi skill set that they can articulate, apply, plan for, evaluate and modify comfortably and confidently. Key areas of interest for this course will support kaiako to: 1. Critique issues of power, pedagogy and policy implications for the advancement of: -te reo Maori, so that it not only survives but thrives; -tikanga Maori direct application of theory to practice; and -Maori education positive outcomes for the teaching profession Te reo Maori is the terralingua of Aotearoa New Zealand this course supports the continual advancement of te reo Maori competence and language planning. Language portrays a culture and culture that portrays a language this is a core principle of language acquisition and one that is needed to articulate why we do what we do in relation to Tikanga Maori. Tikanga Maori applications will be critically analyzed across a range of curriculum areas within the ECE setting.
• Critically discuss the differences between Te Tiriti o Waitangi│The Treaty of Waitangi and their implications to the ECE sector;• Further develop understandings of continually building bicultural identities and bilingualism with reference to early childhood education in Aotearoa;• Broaden skills and knowledge of te reo Māori me ōna tikanga, articulating their relevance to the early childhood education sector
On the successful completion of this course, you will be able to:1. Critically engage with evidence and professional literature to reflect on their role as a co-learner and teacher of te reo me ngā āhuatanga Māori.2. Plan and critically reflect on a Māori language focussed activity to be implemented within early childhood settings that demonstrates the bicultural nature of Te Whāriki (Ministry of Education, 2017).3. Demonstrate respect for, and advancing competence in, te reo Māori including words, phrases, sentences, kīwaha, whakataukī, karakia and waiata suitable for planning and leading the learning and teaching of Māori content in early childhood settings.4. Demonstrate an understanding of education within the bicultural, social, political, economic and historical contexts of Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
There are two pieces of graded assessment for this course, each assignment is weighted 50% each. Satisfactory completion of each assignment to at least a pass grade (C-) is required to pass the course. Students must also complete a noho marae to pass this course.
Extensions are reserved for exceptional circumstances only and are not granted automatically. The course coordinator responsible for the assessment must be contacted by email a minimum of two working days before the due date, and the application must be supported by relevant evidence (e.g. medical certificate, letter from counsellor). The student’s course coordinator will then make a final decision. If an extension is granted there will normally be no resubmit given for that assignment. An extension will normally be for no more than two weeks and the date of the extension must be provided to the student in writing.Extensions will not be granted because of pressure of university study, e.g. several pieces of work being due around the same time. The procedure for extensions is fully outlined in the Te Kaupeka Ako | Faculty of Education Assessment Guidelines.
Domestic fee $821.00
International fee $3,750.00
* 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.
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