HSSW704 – Te More

Module code
Module title
Te More
This module aims to consolidate students' ability to assess and critically analyse Tauiwi and Maaori in a contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand society. Students will critically examine a range of strategies towards enhancing their emergent professional practice with particular emphasis upon decolonisation processes and practices
  • HS0114
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Critically analyse kaupapa Maaori development initiatives and practice initiatives.
2. Critically analyse current understandings of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
3. Critically analyse theories of decolonisation within Aotearoa.
4. Critically analyse the place of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi in the social work profession.
5. Demonstrate ongoing development and applications of te reo and tikanga Maaori to social work practice.
- Introduction to decolonisation
- Strategies for decolonisation in social practice
- Understanding the context(s) of collaborative, inter-professional and interdisciplinary practice
- Engaging in Tiriti/Treaty Based practice discussion analysing articles and principles
- Developing skills and strategies of Tiriti/Treaty based practice
- Understanding the models and perspectives of different peoples' professions, disciplines and areas of practice
- Maaori Development initiatives / strategies: Health, Education, Justice, Iwi Social Services and relationship to Te Tiriti/ The Treaty based practice
- Maaori identity in a contemporary context: significance of whakapapa and pepeha in society today
- Tino rangatiratanga and mana motuhake
- Transformative analysis of personal and professional self
- Te Reo, whanaungatanga, mana restoration, mana enhancing practice
- Expanding vocabulary of Maaori words (up to 300), phrases and concepts
Teaching and Learning Strategy
- Interactive lectures
- Noho Marae
- On-line activities
- Caucusing
Learning and Teaching Resource
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the course. This will be updated annually.
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 task to be eligible for a final grade for this module. The final grade will be based on the marks from the achievement based tasks.

The BSW 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 respective module.