MAORI302-23A (HAM)

Mātauranga Māori, Indigenous Knowledges

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What this paper is about

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This paper is a study of Mātauranga Māori & Indigenous Knowledge encapsulated within customs and practices that have evolved from traditional times to the present and look forward to the future. Students' understanding of Mātauranga and Indigenous Knowledge will be challenged and extended. This paper is built around a number of central themes that are of critical importance to Māori. These themes will be investigated and explored through a series of lecture workshops that will be delivered by mātauranga Māori experts in their respective research fields.


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How this paper will be taught

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The paper content will be delivered in four ways:

  1. through a series of workshops with guest speakers introducing the main themes and ideas associated with Mātauranga and Indigenous Knowledges;
  2. through on-line tutorials that will enable you to explore these themes as a group drawing on your own observations, experiences and readings;
  3. through a programme of directed reading which feeds into tutorials and assignments. It is expected that all students will have read the course readings prior to class for discussion;
  4. through online resources via Moodle.
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Required Readings

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General Readings:

Latulippe, N. (2015). Situating the work: A typology of traditional knowledge literature. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples 11(2): 118–131.

SUPERU. (2018). Bridging Cultural Perspectives. SUPERU, Wellington.

Specific Readings:

: Mercier, O. R., Stevens, N. & Toia, N. (2012). Matauranga Maori and the data-information-knowledge-wisdom hierarchy. Mai Journal, 1, 103-116

: Peter Adds (2012). E Kore Au E Ngaro Ancestral Connections to the Pacific. In Tangata o le Moana New Zealand and the People of the Pacific. Edited by Sean Mallon, Kolokesa Mahina-Tuai and Damon Salesa.

: Angus Macfarlane & Sonja Macfarlane (2019) Listen to culture: Maori scholars’ plea to researchers, Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 49:sup1, 48-57, DOI: 10.1080/03036758.2019.1661855.

: Chapter 5: Ko te kura roa - Opotiki Mai Tawhiti. In Maxwell, T. K. (2019). Te Kaunati Hikahika a Opotiki Mai Tawhiti: Ka hika i taku ahi, kimihia e Te Whakatohea te ara o te tikanga i pai ai te noho i te ao nei (Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

: Smith, L., Maxwell, T.K., Puke, H., & Temara, P. INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE, METHODOLOGY AND MAYHEM: WHAT IS THE ROLE OF METHODOLOGY IN PRODUCING INDIGENOUS INSIGHTS? A DISCUSSION FROM MATAURANGA MAORI. Knowledge Cultures 4(3), 2016, pp. 131–156, ISSN 2327-5731, eISSN 2375-6527

Students will be directed to any required readings which will be accessible through Moodle.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Analyze the relationship between past, present and developing Mātauranga Māori
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  • Critique institutional/government policies to identify whether and how Mātauranga Māori informs policy and contributes to a new creativity
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  • Demonstrate an understanding of the whakapapa and traditional knowledge underpinning Mātauranga Māori and associated key cultural concepts - where does your knowledge come from?
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  • Describe the whakapapa underpinning Mātauranga Māori
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  • Illustrate comprehension of the influence and forms that Mātauranga Māori has had and has taken in various postcolonial formations - present expressions and forms of Mātauranga Māori
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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Assessment is important to help you and the lecturer understand how you are grappling with the knowledge shared, course material and to track how you are understanding and using the key ideas of the course. The assignments help consolidate your understandings by focussing your thinking and writing into a specific area of thinking. Take assignments seriously and do the background preparation well ahead of the due date of an assignment. The habit of handing in an assignment on time is the most important habit to acquire at this stage. The second most important habit is to demonstrate that you have prepared for the assignment. You do this by attending lectures and attending tutorials where ideas are explored further. Reviewing Panopto recordings also help in addition to reading the relevant materials and showing that you have thought independently about the topic you are writing about or discussing. The third most important habit is to reference your work, the authors you have read, the people and resources that have helped you form your ideas, using the APA style that the Faculty recommends. These habits help ensure the integrity of your work and doing this should prevent any risk of plagiarising the work of others.

There are 4 assessment items for this paper. There are no compulsory components in this paper. However, to gain maximum understanding of content and to pass this paper successfully it is essential that you attend all lectures and tutorials and submit all assignments.

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Reflections on Mātauranga
4 Apr 2023
5:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Poster Presentation
9 May 2023
No set time
20
  • Other: Presentation via Zoom
  • In Class: In Tutorial
3. Essay
23 May 2023
5:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Critical Analysis
30 May 2023
5:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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