Tag Archives: kaupapa Maori

It’s a good question

Many moons ago, but in an influential piece of writing, R Bishop and T Glynn write: “Whose interests and agendas is the education system established to promote? In New Zealand Maori people have been denied participation in the decision-making systems … Continue reading

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Kaitiaki Collective – democratic schooling in NZ

Fantastic to hear! http://kaitiakicollective.weebly.com/ “Kia ora!  Join us in creating a democratic school in Auckland, based in part on the Sudbury Valley School model, and rooted in indigenous Maori wisdom.”

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Kotahitanga

Discussing whānau values, Joan Metge once wrote: “Another value of great importance is that of kotahitanga – oneness or unity. To achieve this whānau members must be prepared to invest time and energy in getting to know each other, to … Continue reading

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Maori legends – patupaiarehe, taniwha, spirits and heroes

Just a note to say that I really enjoyed this book of legends – A W Reed’s Favourite Maori Legends (revised by Ross Calman). I think it’s important to share such tales with children – to colour in their mental … Continue reading

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Teaching Maori Art to Children

There is a very old booklet, titled ‘Teaching Maori Art to Children’ (part of a series called ‘Primary Arts’ I think – I haven’t got an original!). It makes a number of art activity suggestions, but also has the following … Continue reading

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John Hovell and the art of kōwhaiwhai

I’ve been interested in maori mathematics for a while, though in a very vague way (I haven’t yet researched it properly)… anyway, this book caught my eye as a result: The Passing World The Passage of Life: John Hovell and … Continue reading

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Ma te huruhuru – wish I were in the country then!

Ma te huruhuruKia Aroha Marae, Kia Aroha College, Otara, Auckland 1st Oct to 4th Oct Director(s): Elaine Derbyshire  Jannie Visser Costs and Accommodation Details: Earlybird Fee* Full Fee Accommodation Live-in: Marae $ 462.00 $ 562.00 Kia Aroha Marae, Kia Aroha College NOTE: Earlybird … Continue reading

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Role modeling and Rongoa Maori research

Role Modeling Again, as part of my research into Maori and Science… I came across a book that celebrates Maori scientists. It is quite an old publication now (1996), but still interesting in that it was another person promoting the … Continue reading

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Matauranga Maori, Science and the Treaty of Waitangi: the importance of whakapapa

I told an Uncle I was interested in understanding better the connections and interaction between Mātauranga Māori and Science, and between Science and the Treaty of Waitangi. He replied by telling me about our whakapapa … So, I’ve been thinking more about … Continue reading

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On the integration of whakapapa as curriculum…

“…the integration of whakapapa as curriculum could have multiple benefits for gifted Māori children. Bevan-Brown’s (2004) findings reveal that ‘children who had a knowledge of and pride in their Māoritanga had heightened self esteem and confidence and thus were more … Continue reading

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