MW9000 - Mātauranga Māori - NCEA Levels 2 & 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

Matauranga Māori explores the concepts of understanding and working alongside mokopuna (early childhood education). It also involves discovering the foundational concepts of Aotearoa, the Declaration of Independence and the Treaty of Waitangi. This subject provides an avenue to explore alongside whānau, hapori, hapu and iwi.

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
16030 Describe Māori approaches to historical research 5 6 Internal
16047 Describe the history of He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga/ Declaration of the Independence of New Zealand 5 6 Internal
16048 Describe the development and introduction of te Tiriti o Waitangi/ the Treaty of Waitangi 5 5 Internal
16049 Compare the English and Māori versions of te Tiriti o Waitangi/ the Treaty of Waitangi 5 4 Internal
16050 Explain the historical impact of te Tiriti o Waitangi/ the Treaty of Waitangi 5 8 Internal
30339 Demonstrate knowledge of curriculum activities that assert whakamana in an early learning environment 2 6 Internal
30340 Demonstrate knowledge of kotahitanga in the holistic development of mokopuna in an early learning environment 2 6 Internal
30341 Demonstrate knowledge of rangatiratanga in an early learning environment 2 5 Internal
30342 Demonstrate knowledge of Māori models of teaching and learning strategies in an early learning environment 2 8 Internal
30343 Develop, implement and evaluate curriculum activities to assert whakamana in an early learning environment 2 8 Internal
30344 Demonstrate knowledge of Māori learning in an early learning environment 2 8 Internal
30345 Demonstrate knowledge of self-management as an expression of rangatiratanga in an early learning environment 2 8 Internal
30346 Explore and compare Māori models of teaching and learning strategies relevant to an early learning environment 2 8 Internal