Category Archives: Pakeha learners and education

NZ puzzles

Just a note on who makes those wooden puzzles with Maori and Pacific themes: http://puzzles4education.co.nz/  Advertisements

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The danger of a single story – Chimamanda Adichie

I loved this TED talk and it summed up for me something I see in our teacher education with regards to Maori language and tikanga – the providers seem to have just one story of what it is to be … Continue reading

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The 4G Spectrum debate

The most recent episode of Te Tēpu dealt with the 4G spectrum claim and was really interesting – the arguments presented are incredibly valid and merit serious consideration by educators. Te Tēpu Sunday 14 July 2013 http://www.maoritelevision.com/tv/shows/te-tepu/S09E014/te-tepu

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Excellent resource for learning te reo Maori

I have to promote a language resource I just started using – Ian Cormack’s Te Rere o te Reo (The Flow of Language) series, the first book of which is titled Te Hikuwai. It’s awesome! I’ve done my share of … Continue reading

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Te Kete Ahumara – the Knowledge Basket of Growing Food

I just found this website mentioned the other day: http://www.teketeahumara.co.nz/ The pamphlet Plant & Food put out states: “Te Kete Ahumāra is a new website created to provide a comprehensive information directory for both established and new Māori businesses involved in food … Continue reading

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‘Discourses of Maori and Chinese in the formation of New Zealand’s national identity’ 3

Still more notes connecting with earlier blogs… (‘Discourses of Maori and Chinese in the formation of New Zealand’s national identity’ 1, July 29, 2012 – and – ‘Discourses of Maori and Chinese in the formation of New Zealand’s national identity’ … Continue reading

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‘Discourses of Maori and Chinese in the formation of New Zealand’s national identity’ 2

I continue on here from my much earlier blog… (‘Discourses of Maori and Chinese in the formation of New Zealand’s national identity’ 1, July 29, 2012) … I found some notes again (I may repeat myself on occasion), but I … Continue reading

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Matariki resources – Seven Sharp

Seven Sharp have some resources on Matariki (and their snippet on it tonight – 10th June had some discussion of each of the 7 stars on what they mean – worth viewing when it comes up on demand) http://tvnz.co.nz/seven-sharp/celebrating-matariki-2013-5460567 http://tvnz.co.nz/seven-sharp/kids-matariki-questions-answered-video-5460553Continue reading

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TE TIRITI O WAITANGI

I made these notes for some overseas teachers at some point: On Wednesday, February 6th,New Zealand celebrates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.  This document, surrounded by so much political debate, marks the beginning of an important era in … Continue reading

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‘Discourses of Maori and Chinese in the formation of New Zealand’s national identity’ 1

I found this essay really quite interesting – and it elaborated on a few tensions I had been wondering about (reference below). In it, Nigel Murphy looks at the way “Pakeha representations and misrepresentations of Maori and Chinese were used … Continue reading

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