EDUC0703 – Maaramatanga

Module code
Module title
To critically apply knowledge of te ao Maaori within the increasingly complex historical and contemporary bicultural contexts of Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • EF2005
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
1. Critically appraise the unique place of tangata whenua and mana whenua in Aotearoa New Zealand in relation to self.
2. Justify and defend the importance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the foundation for education in Aotearoa New Zealand and recognise their own commitment and professional obligations.
3. Understand and use te reo me nga tikanga Maaori, embedded within a range of early childhood education contexts.
• Te ao Maaori including practicing and developing use of te reo me nga tikanga Maaori in an early childhood education context.
• The historical context of education in Aotearoa New Zealand including significant legislation.
• The historical and contemporary educational context through Te Tiriti o Waitangi, curricula, current strategic documents.
• Personal identity and values and how these guide emerging teaching philosophy, practice and professional responsibility.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Inquiry-based learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices; Reflective Practice.
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. Students need to provide sufficient evidence against all learning outcomes and gain an overall mark of at least 50% in order to pass this module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
• Academic staff with relevant qualifications, knowledge and skills in early childhood education
• Specialist guest speakers
• Web enhancement
• Appropriate classroom
• Agreement with Field-based Practice placement to support student with their study commitments
• Noho marae, face to face, Wananga, online, blended, self-directed, applied learning
Recommended Readings
Relevant required and recommended readings and resources will be updated annually prior to delivery of the module to ensure currency of the literature and resources. The annual required and recommended reading list will be provided to the students in Bachelor of Teaching (Early Years) annual Booklist and Student Module Booklet.