Events and publications
News and events
- TE RŪ RANGAHAU DIRECTOR ELECTED TO ROYAL SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND
Professor Angus Macfarlane has been named as one of the 20 new Fellows elected to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi. “Research by Professor Angus Hikairo Macfarlane (Te Arawa) has had a transformative impact on sociocultural theory and research practice in the context of educational challenges experienced by Māori. His attention toward theorising issues from within both Māori and Western epistemologies has empowered Māori and non-Māori to frame research questions and select methodologies and data-gathering procedures that “make sense” to Māori whānau and educators and enable Māori to define the criteria for successful research outcomes.” https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/news/2018/uc-professors-elected-fellows-of-royal-society-te-aprangi.html
- FULLBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO TE RŪ SCHOLAR
Melissa Derby (Ngāti Ranginui) was awarded a Fulbright-Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga Graduate Award to study in the USA. Melissa will spend her time at Colorado State University and San Diego State University. The story was featured in the New Zealand Herald and can be accessed via the link: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=12082262
- TE RŪ RANGAHAU DIRECTOR WINS COLLEGE AWARD
Professor Angus Macfarlane (Ngāti Whakaue) received the annual award for Research Excellence for the College of Education, Health and Human Development. The award came with a cash prize, and delighted Te Rū members, who offer their heartfelt congratulations to Professor Macfarlane.
- TE RŪ SENIOR RESEARCHER WINS TOP NATIONAL AWARD
Associate Professor Sonja Macfarlane (Ngāti Waewae, Ngāi Tahu) was awarded the Te Tohu Pae Tawhiti Award at the annual New Zealand Association for Research in Education conference in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field of Māori education. The story is featured on Te Karere and in The Press and can be accessed via the links: https://youtu.be/XarmJ5RMBuE http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/99021742/cantabrian-picks-up-national-mori-education-award
- TE RŪ RANGAHAU WINS COLLEGE AWARD
At this year’s annual College of Education, Health and Human Development awards ceremony, Te Rū Rangahau received the award for Māori Research Team of the Year for excellence in research. The award came with a cash prize, and was met with surprise and humility by Te Rū members.
- TE RŪ FELLOW FIRST PASIFIKA RECIPIENT OF NATIONAL AWARD
UC’s Kaiarahi Pasifika, Tufulasi Taleni (Ngāti Hāmoa), was the first Pasifika recipient of the Rae Munro Award, which recognised excellence in his Master’s thesis. Tufulasi’s thesis is titled E saili i tautai se agava’a: A true leader masters the art of navigation’: The impact of effective leadership in raising engagement and achievement of Pasifika learners in New Zealand schools’ and focused on the influence that effective educational leadership has on improving outcomes for Pasifika learners http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/news/2017/uc-specialist-the-first-pasifika-researcher-to-win-education-award.html
- ANNUAL RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM ‘ENGAGING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING’
The annual Māori Research Colloquium was held on Friday 3 November and was hosted by the College of Education, Health and Human Development, together with the Office of the AVC Māori and Te Rū Rangahau. The event was well-attended by educators, practitioners, Māori and Indigenous community leaders, and senior University staff. Highlights of the day include two keynote addresses – the first from illustrious Māori educator and leader Sir Toby Curtis (Ngāti Rongomai) who was welcomed at the mihi whakatau by another knight and preeminent Māori leader, Sir Tipene O’Regan (Ngāi Tahu). The second keynote was delivered by Dr Lana Leslie, a Kamilaroi woman from Western Sydney University. https://blogs.canterbury.ac.nz/intercom/2017/11/09/maori-research-uc-terrific-work/
- RELATIONSHIP CEMENTED WITH SYDNEY ACADEMICS
Te Rū Rangahau scholars travelled to the University of Sydney to present at a two-day Indigenous research forum hosted by the University of Sydney’s School of Education and Social Work's Indigenous Research Collaboration. Te Rū’s delegation reciprocated a visit from academics from the University of Sydney, who visited Te Rū in October 2016 for a two day symposium hosted by Te Rū Rangahau.
- TE RŪ SCHOLAR WINS TOP AWARD
Melissa Derby (Ngāti Ranginui), a doctoral candidate in Te Rū Rangahau was awarded the Brownlie scholarship, which is UC’s most prestigious doctoral scholarship given to the highest ranked doctoral candidate across the University. https://blogs.canterbury.ac.nz/intercom/2017/11/03/restoring-maori-literacy-narratives/
- RUSSELL BISHOP DRAWS A CROWD AT ANNUAL RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM
The Office of the AVC Māori, together with Te Rū Rangahau and Aotahi School of Māori and Indigenous Studies, hosted Professor Emeritus Russell Bishop as the keynote speaker at this year’s Māori Research Colloquium. Emeritus Professor Bishop is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s preeminent scholars, and his address to a packed auditorium was a highlight of the 2016 Colloquium.
- PUSHKIN MASTERPIECE TRANSLATED INTO TE REO
Te Rū Rangahau Director Professor Angus Macfarlane and his team translated Russian poet Alexander Pushkin’s masterpiece, A Wondrous Moment I Remember, into te reo Māori as part of a new publication. Te Hurinui Clarke from Te Rū Rangahau used his expertise on the challenging task. The poem was translated into 210 languages, including te reo Māori.
- SOCIOCULTURAL REALITIES BOOK LAUNCH
A new book co-edited by Te Rū Rangahau Director Professor Angus Macfarlane, Te Rū Rangahau Associate Professor Sonja Macfarlane, and Dr Melinda Webber from the University of Auckland was launched at Waipapa marae. Sociocultural Realities: Exploring New Horizons scrutinises ethnic and cultural considerations in the hope of helping beginning and experienced teachers, special education advisers, psychologists, university lecturers, education professionals (from early childhood through to tertiary), and families.
Clarke, T., Macfarlane, S., & Macfarlane, A. (2017). Indigenous frameworks to ignite understandings within initial teacher education - and beyond. In P. Whitinui., C. Rodriguez de France & O. McIvor (Eds.), Promising practices in Indigenous teacher education, (pp. 71-86). Victoria, CA: Springer Education.
Curtis, T., Macfarlane, A., Derby, M., & Macfarlane, S. (2018). Prejudice, Pathways, and Pavlova: A paradox of success. Personal reflections of Sir Toby Curtis, Kairaranga, 19(2), 9-13.
Derby, M. (2018). ‘H’ is for Human Right: An Exploration of Literacy as a Key Contributor to Indigenous Self-Determination, Kairaranga, 19(2), 45-52.
Derby, M.& Moon, P. (2018). Playing Cultures. Te Kaharoa: The Journal on Indigenous and Pacific Issues, 11(1), 319-336. https://www.tekaharoa.com/index.php/tekaharoa/article/view/217/197
Derby, M. (2018). Traditional Tribe or Corporate Entity? The Influence of Treaty of Waitangi Settlements on Tribal Groups in New Zealand. In P. Calla & E. Stamatopoulou (Eds.), Walking and Learning with Indigenous Peoples (pp. 25-34). New York: Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race and Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University. https://doi.org/10.7916/D8W68347
Derby, M., & Macfarlane, S. (2018). How High Is Your RQ?: Is Te Reo Māori The New Blood Quantum? Te Kaharoa: The Journal on Indigenous and Pacific Issues, 11(1), 219-221. https://www.tekaharoa.com/index.php/tekaharoa/article/view/207
Gillon, G., & Macfarlane, A. H. (2017). A culturally responsive framework for enhancing phonological awareness development in children with speech and language impairment. Speech, Language and Hearing, 1-11. doi: 10.1080/2050571X.2016.1265738
Macfarlane, A. & Macfarlane, S. (2018). Toitū te Mātauranga: Valuing culturally inclusive research in contemporary times. Psychology Aotearoa 10(2), 71-76.
Macfarlane, A., Macfarlane, S., Derby, M., & Webber, M. (2018). Bridges to success for Māori: An aspirational lens. Psychology Aotearoa, 10(1), 11-15.
Macfarlane, A. & Derby, M.(2018). Turning Māori Career Aspirations into Realities. Published in Te Mōhiotanga, Blog of the Career Development Association of New Zealand. http://www.cdanz.org.nz/te-mohiotanga/turning-maori-career-aspirations-into-realities/278/#.WqX63Q1ulUA.linkedin
Macfarlane, A. & Derby, M. (2018). Mai i te ao tawhito ki te ao tūroa: Education leaders as cultural advocates. Published in Ipu Kererū, Blog of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education. https://nzareblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/17/macfarlane-ed-leaders/
Macfarlane A., Macfarlane, S., Cavanagh, T., Nieto, M., Duckworth, F., & Fickel, L. (2017). Psychosocial analyses and actions for promoting restorative schools: Indigenous determinants connecting three international sites. In McKinley, E., & Smith, L. (Eds.), Handbook of Indigenous Education, (pp. 1-25). Sydney, NSW: Springer. Retrieved online from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-1839-8_36-1
Macfarlane, A. (2015). Restlessness, resoluteness and reason: Looking back at 50 years of Māori education. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies 50(2): 177-193. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40841-015-0023-y.
Macfarlane, A.,Macfarlane, S., Graham, J., & Clarke, T. (2017). Social and emotional learning and Indigenous ideologies in Aotearoa New Zealand: A biaxial blend.In E. Frydenberg, A. Martin & R Collie (Eds.), Social and emotional learning in Australia and the Asia Pacific, (pp. 273-289). Sydney, NSW: Springer.
Macfarlane, S. & Derby, M. (2018). From the rākau to the ngākau: Exploring authentic approaches to leadership, policy, and pedagogy. Published in Ipu Kererū, Blog of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education. https://nzareblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/26/rakau-ngakau/
Macfarlane, S., Clarke, T. and Macfarlane, A. (2016). Language, literacy, identity and culture: Challenges and responses for Indigenous learners. In L. Peer and G. Reid (Ed.), Multilingualism, Literacy and Dyslexia: Breaking down barriers for Educators (2nd ed.): pp. Oxford: Routledge.
Macfarlane, S., Macfarlane, A. and Gillon, G. (2015). Sharing the food baskets of knowledge: Creating space for a blending of streams. In A. Macfarlane, S. Macfarlane and M. Webber (Ed.). Sociocultural realities: Exploring new horizons: 52-67. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.
Taleni, T., Macfarlane, S., Macfarlane, A., & Fletcher, J. (2018). Tofa liuliu ma le tofa saili a ta’ita’i Pasefika: Listening to the Voices of Pasifika Community Leaders. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 53, 177-192.
Taleni, T., Macfarlane, A., Macfarlane, S., & Fletcher, J. (2017). O le tautai matapalapala: Leadership strategies for supporting pasifika students in new Zealand schools. 32(2), 16-32.