Tō Te Kura Kawa: Pedagogy and Practice in Kura Kaupapa Māori

He ata tirotiro me te whakamahi i nga ahua akoranga o Te Aho Matua me Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua ki roto ki nga Kura Kaupapa Māori. An examination and application of Te Aho Matua pedagogies and Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua curriculum within Kura Kaupapa Māori settings.

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 Kia hohonu te rangahau i te taiao ako o te Kura Hapai kei reira te tauira e noho ana mo Te Wheako Whakaako me te whakaatu i te hononga o taua taiao ako ki Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua. Critically examine evidence of the link between the learning environment of the kura to the Te Aho Matua Curriculum.
  • 2 Te whakamahere, whakarite i nga kaupapa ako me te whangai ki t/etehi reanga tamariki i roto i te Kura Hapai e u ana ki Te Aho Matua kia hangai ki Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua me te tikanga ka whaia ma reira nga matua, nga tamariki, te whanau o te kura e whai wahi ki roto i te whakatau i te marautanga a te kura. Plan, prepare and practise Te Aho Matua pedagogies that demonstrate engagement of parents, students and the governing body of the school in determining the curriculum of the school.
  • 3 Te whakahaere i nga tikanga aromatawai me te whakarite purongo e whakaatu ana i nga Hua o te Ako o te tamaiti. Implement assessment procedures and prepare student reports to show the learning outcomes for students.
  • 4 Te tatari i nga momo wheako whakaako ka tuhuratia e te tauira me te whakaatu i tana tu a-ngaio hei pouako. Analyse the variety of teaching experiences observed and experienced within kura kaupapa contexts and demonstrate an ability to uphold professional teaching responsibilities.

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 30%
Portfolio 1 2 3 4 30%
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.