EDUCA200-20B (TGA)

Te Hononga Tangata

15 Points

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Division of Education
Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

Staff

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Convenor(s)

Lecturer(s)

Administrator(s)

: helen.findlay@waikato.ac.nz
: janene.harris@waikato.ac.nz
: christine.stewart@waikato.ac.nz
: nia.sugiharto@waikato.ac.nz

Placement/WIL Coordinator(s)

Tutor(s)

Student Representative(s)

Lab Technician(s)

Librarian(s)

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

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Paper Description

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Aims of the course:

The aim of this paper is to prepare students to recognise local and global cultural diversity and to work in culturally appropriate ways with diverse others in contexts where educational outcomes are sought. This competency is well recognised globally as an essential attribute of a global citizen, and in educational contexts it is a baseline requirement for successful engagement with learners where development is a goal. Te Hononga means "the linking, the connecting and bringing together". In the context of this paper, Tangata is people, and so acknowledges the linking, connecting and bringing together of peoples and cultures. The word "Tangata" resonates with the University motto "Ko te Tangata" which means "for the people".

The perspective taken on this course:

Working in culturally appropriate ways requires respect; but first it calls upon the individual to recognise their own cultural positioning. Students will work in diverse groups, to learn about the multiple meanings of cultural appropriateness, particularly in relation to the learning stories of each of the course participants.

Aotearoa New Zealand was founded on the basis of a bicultural commitment to partnership with the Indigenous people, Māori. Thus, this paper will begin with a discussion of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its implications for both sides. Students will be required to learn and understand elements of Mātauranga Māori, including te reo and tikanga Māori, recognising that some will already have relevant skills and understandings. The notions of kaupapa Māori and Indigeneity will be discussed in relation to students' own cultural identity.

The implications of a bicultural commitment will be discussed in relation to the positioning of Aotearoa in the Pacific, and the role of its citizens in relation with other nations. From this understanding students will be encouraged to develop familiarity with the elements of another language or culture not their own.


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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught over a 12-week semester. A weekly lecture will be recorded and made available online by midday Monday. All students are expected to view the lecture recording prior to attending the weekly face to face tutorial on Wednesday 9-11am. A zoom link will be made available on the Moodle page for any students who are unable to attend the tutorial. The expectation is that those participating via the zoom link are online during the scheduled face to face tutorial. No recording of the tutorial will be made as the tutorial is intended to be a space where students are actively engaged and participating in class discussions.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Integrate Kaupapa Māori and Indigenous perspectives in the context of the learning journeys of diverse others
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  • Understand the role of agency and identity in educational contexts
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  • Outline and to an extent demonstrate the requirements of working and communicating appropriately in a multi-cultural group
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  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the role of Mātauranga Māori and Indigenous perspectives on the concepts, methods and knowledges that constitute education
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  • Critically discuss the role of their own cultural positioning in learning and knowing
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Assessment

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All assessments are compulsory and must be submitted to successfully complete this paper. Please take the opportunity to ask questions about assessment tasks in tutorial briefings. If you need additional help with assignments, please contact the Learner Facilitator/student support team at the Tauranga campus.


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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. Assignment 1: Reflection on my experience of agency and identity
14 Aug 2020
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment 2: Engagement with another culture - Part A and Part B
14 Sep 2020
11:30 PM
40
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assignment 3: Reflection on cross-cultural positioning
9 Oct 2020
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
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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See reading list for this paper.
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Recommended Readings

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See reading list for this paper.
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Online Support

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This paper is supported by an online Moodle site. Notices and lecture guides will be distributed through this site, and all assignments must be submitted through the site.

Each week the site will be updated with information about the week’s lectures and any supplementary readings. You should check the class Moodle site on a regular basis.

Online web address: http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz/ or you can click on the Moodle link on the university home page.

You can use the online web site for general questions, for giving feedback on how things are going, and for contacting your tutor. Any issues can be discussed with your tutor or the paper convenor through the Private Conversation forum on the Moodle site.


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Workload

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36 contact hours

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

At least one 100 level paper.

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