EDSOC300-20A (NET)

Maori Knowledge and Western Impacts in Education

15 Points

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Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

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: nia.sugiharto@waikato.ac.nz

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: alistair.lamb@waikato.ac.nz
: melanie.chivers@waikato.ac.nz

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Nau mai haere mai ki tenei pepa, whakamiharo hoki! Ko te wawata, ka haere ngatahi tatou ki mua, i runga ano i te huarahi o te matauranga.

The focus here is on the role that Māori and Western philosophies of knowledge and being can assist us to identify and address problems that implicate Māori in education.

The emphasis this year is on the presence of ‘tangata’ in education. How dominant is the self in relationships with the world that are held out to be Māori, and how do mainstream constructions of education encourage the presence of ‘tangata’?

A knowledge of the Maori language, while useful, is not essential. We will unpack some of the terms as we encounter them.

Aims:

  1. Consider the ways in which Māori and Western philosophies of education and knowledge generally either advocate or resist mainstream education
  2. Consider the ways in which Maori notions of being and metaphysics function within the context of colonisation
  3. Develop their own views around Maori modes of critical thinking
  4. understand the potential of Ako from fresh perspectives
  5. Develop an understanding of western thought and its origins
  6. Develop strong academic practices of research and critical application
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Paper Structure

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This paper is online. It will involve weekly discussions, where I post a topic and then each student is expected to contribute two separate posts a week.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Consider the ways in which Māori and Western philosophies of education and generally either advocate or resist mainstream education
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  • Develop strong academic practices of research and critical application
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Assessment

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Please feel free to contact me before submission dates if you have any questions about the assessments.
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Assessment Components

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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. Weekly Moodle Discussions
30
2. Western thought essay
10 Apr 2020
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Critical Essay (a)
24 Apr 2020
11:30 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Critical essay (b)
1 Jun 2020
11:30 PM
30
  • 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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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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A reading list will be made available.

Note: Make use of the University library, including journals (and the University electronic data base of Journals) to supplement these readings.

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Online Support

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All support will be online, although a student can email me to discuss any issues that arise.
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Workload

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Students are expected to give 200 hours work to this paper - this is an estimate only, and will depend on each student.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: 30 points at 200 level, including 15 points in Education and Society, Professional Education, Maori, Maori and Indigenous Studies, Maori Education or Maori Language/Te Reo Maori

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: PCSS302

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