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HSIP503 – Te Ahurea / Cultural Identity

Module code
Module title
Te Ahurea / Cultural Identity
To explore the concept of culture from a variety of perspectives, including exploration of own cultural identity, diversity of culture in Aotearoa New Zealand and the impact of dominant discourse on culture.
  • HS0114
  • HS1602
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Describe culture, cultural groupings, and how society responds to those groups.
2. Explore own cultural identity and key influencing factors.
3. Examine factors that influence the expression of culture.
4. Explore personal responses to cultural diversity.
- Concepts, theories and perspectives of culture
- Expression of culture and cultural identity
- Cultural discourses in society
- Structural influences on culture (social institutions)
- Cultural diversity
- Cultural values and beliefs
- Cultural groupings and societal responses to groupings
- Culture in context
- Personal responses to culture
Teaching and Learning Strategy
May include: Project-based Learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-Integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices.
Methods may include workshops and practical classes, tutorials, case-based learning, inquiry-based learning, group activities & discussion, supported online learning, e-portfolio, practice simulation.
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components.
Students need to provide evidence against all learning outcomes, and gain an overall mark of 50% to pass this module.

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