EM9000 - Environmental Māori - NCEA Levels 1–3

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What is Kaupapa Māori?

Kaupapa Māori is a learning area rich in Te Ao Māori skills, knowledge and topics. There is a wide variety of kaupapa to explore and engage in, and ample opportunity to connect learning from a Māori context to other subjects offered at Te Kura.

Kaupapa Māori offers eleven main subjects as listed below, and the opportunity to explore more than 80 kaupapa within those subjects.

Learning can be tailored to suit ākonga at all levels of the curriculum, from primary and intermediate to NCEA Levels 1–3.

Ākonga are supported by kaiako, kaimanaaki, whānau and hapori to select pathways of learning relevant to their aspirations, career pathway or interests and passions. Ākonga are encouraged to link with their local area experts, online communities and whānau who have skills and experience to guide them through these learning kaupapa.

For many ākonga, including young adult and adult learners, there are no fees for Kaupapa Māori courses. Please see our Fees page for further information.

What this course involves

Environment Māori provides the chance to explore the world around you and to investigate the importance of the delicate relationship between humans and the Earth. In this subfield you have the chance to learn more about native birds, insects, waterways and forests. You can explore what it means to be a kaitiaki and how you can play an active role in helping your local community.

Delivery Modes

Recommended prior learning

No prior learning needed but, interest, passion and determination are desirable.

National qualifications available in this course

Standard Description Version Credits Assessment L1 Lit/Num UE Lit/Num Vocational Pathways
6137 Describe tapu, noa, and mana in relation to the way Māori interact with te taiao 9 3 Internal
6138 Explain the role of whakataukī in relation to how Māori manage te taiao 8 2 Internal
6139 Describe aroha in relation to the way Māori interact with te taiao 9 2 Internal
6141 Describe whanaungatanga in relation to how Māori interact and take care of te taiao 8 3 Internal
6142 Explain kaitiakitanga in relation to the way Māori interact with the natural environment 8 4 Internal
6143 Carry out a local kaitiakitanga activity with direction 8 6 Internal
6144 Explain wahi tapu in relation to how Māori manage the environment 8 5 Internal
6147 Analyse the different views Māori and Pākehā have in relation to the natural world 8 4 Internal
15983 Demonstrate knowledge of kai preservation 6 2 Internal
15985 Demonstrate knowledge of the use of rākau Māori 6 3 Internal
15987 Explain tikanga Māori for the use of rākau Māori in clothing, whare, waka and implements 6 3 Internal
15988 Demonstrate knowledge of tikanga for the preparation of mahinga kai 6 2 Internal
15990 Demonstrate knowledge of a native bird and its significance to Māori 6 4 Internal
15991 Demonstrate knowledge of native insect and its significance to Māori 6 2 Internal
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
19670 Describe the role of, and interactions between atua Māori in te taiao 6 2 Internal
19671 Identify and describe a Māori view of te taiao 6 4 Internal