HSCO505 – Te Pu: Foundations of Treaty Based Practice

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Module code
Module title
Te Pu: Foundations of Treaty Based Practice
This module aims to develop knowledge and awareness of the cultural milieu within which Iwi and Hapu historically lived in Aotearoa New Zealand, as a foundation for practice with Maori within a Maori social context. Students will explore relationships between Maori and settlers including Te Tiriti o Waitangi-The Treaty of Waitangi. An introduction to the basics of Maori language is embedded within the module.
  • HS1602
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1.Describe traditional Maori and settler worldviews.
2.Describe Tiriti-Treaty discourses and develop a personal and professional response.
3.Demonstrate beginning Te Reo Maori and tikanga skills.
-Te Ao Maori Purakau and Pakiwaitara
-Investigation of the migration of Maori to Aotearoa New Zealand
-Maori social patterns and organizations
-Explore imperialism and British expansion ideology
-Discoverers, Sealers, Whalers, Settlers, Missionaries
-The Marae and marae experience
-Explore whakatauki, kupu whakaari and pepeha
-Explore He Wakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni/ The Declaration of Independence
-Explore the wording of and the differences in interpretation between the Maori and English texts of Te Tiriti / The Treaty
-Explore colonisation and its link to colonial settlement
-Maori leadership and response to government legislation
-Develop a personal understanding of, and response to, Te Tiriti/ The Treaty through exploration of own identity linked to signatories
-Explore professional understanding of how Te Tiriti connects to social work and counselling
-Demonstrate basic Te Reo language skills including pronunciation, basic mihimihi, pepeha, greetings, karakia and waiata
-Introduction to Maori tikanga, kawa, Maori concepts, practices of engagement and rituals of encounter.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this module is mixed mode. The application and assessment of transferable skills are integrated into the assessment tasks. To pass this module all assessments must be submitted and an overall pass mark of 50 is required. Students must also meet all the requirements of the competency based assessment tasks to be eligible for a final grade for this module. The final grade will be based on the marks from the achievement based tasks.

Paetahi Tumu Korero Bachelor of Counselling is an applied academic degree which includes the requirement that students demonstrate professional practice in a range of ways. This includes high levels of attendance and participation. To this end, students who do not meet the 80 attendance criteria (without approved reason) will fail the module.
Basic of Assessment
Live Skills
Competence in pronunciation, a beginner level mihimihi, pepeha, greetings, karakia and waiata. To be presented In a marae setting.30
Tuhingaroa / Essay
An essay that explores Te Tiriti/Treaty, the signatories, Maori responses and your own understanding of how it relates to your personal and professional development.40
Tuhingaroa / Essay
Identify one purakau and link it to tikanga/practice.30
Taetanga / 80 attendance
Has attended at least 80 of all classes.Puta / Pass
Nga Tukunga / Submission Component
All assessment are submitted.Puta / Pass
Learning and Teaching Resource
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at the commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.