Tag Archives: Matauranga 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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whakapapa is foundational to Māori pedagogy

Considering how Māori education has evolved in NZ since colonisation –  and how Ka Hikitia: Managing for success can support Māori education now – Jan Mills identifies key focus points around which change can be made. One such key area of focus … 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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Whakairo: past knowledge and new horizons

“We are linked to our ancestors by blood and by spirit, by living histories and by ancient art forms. It is these elements that ensure that I hold the mantle of whakairo (the ancient art of woodcarving) in both hands … 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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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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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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Project Matauranga

My partner just pointed this out to me: PROJECT MĀTAURANGA Sundays, 8.00pm (R) Project Mātauranga is a science series presented by Dr Ocean Mercier, a lecturer at Victoria University that celebrates Māori innovation in the science sector. The series investigates … Continue reading

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Maori Insights in Science

As part of my research into Māori and Science (etc.), I came across this publication by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, titled,  Te Ara Pūtaiao: Māori Insights in Science. It brings together research by four Māori scientists and offers a number of relevant and interesting … Continue reading

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