Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua: The Kura Kaupapa Māori Curriculum

He whakataki me te tatari i nga paearu ngaio o Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua me te mahi i nga wahanga ako, a, nga anga aromatawai hoki ki ta te kura tirohanga whanui no roto mai i nga Kura Kaupapa Māori. An introduction to and analysis of the professional requirements of Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua and the application of learning areas, and assessment frameworks to a whole school curriculum approach within Kura Kaupapa Māori.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.



The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).



Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.



Māori Studies

Course planning information

Course notes

All assessments are compulsory.

Expected prior learning

Proficiency in te reo Maori essential.

General progression requirements

You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Te tiro a-tatari ki Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua me te whakaatu i te tupuranga mai o ta Te Kura Kaupapa Maori whangai i te matauranga kia tuhonotia ai nga kaupapa ako i raro i te kaupapa matua kotahi. Critically analyse the implementation of Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua in the context of the historical development of the Kura Kaupapa Maori approach to an integrated, thematic curriculum.
  • 2 Te Whakataurite i Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua me etehi marautanga o te ao i waihangahia e t/etehi atu iwi taketake. Examine current research findings and other curricula initiatives developed in international indigenous settings and apply to a kura hapai context.
  • 3 Te Whakaatu i a nga matanga Maori e pa ana ki te whakatinana i tetehi marautanga me te rerengaketanga i a nga matanga aria matauranga o te uru e a ana i te matauranga o Aotearoa. Critically examine the kura kaupapa Maori systems approach to Te Aho Matua curriculum implementation and compare with western decision-making approaches to curriculum that underpin the New Zealand education system.
  • 4 Te Rangahau i nga tikanga aromatawai ma reira ka taea e te pouako Nga Hua o te Ako o te tamaiti te whakaatu mai. Evaluate assessment frameworks and their links to student learning.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Portfolio 1 2 3 4 60%
Oral/Performance/Presentation 1 2 3 4 40%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

There are no set texts for this course.