Te Pu: Foundations of Treaty Based Practice

    Course details

    • Code: SSSW.5104
    • Fee: $716*
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Social Work
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class60 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)

Course Aim

This course aims to develop knowledge and awareness of the cultural milieu within which Iwi and Hapu lived in Aotearoa, as a foundation for practice with Māori within a Māori social context. Students will explore relationships between Māori and settlers including Te Tiriti ō Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi to the present day. An introduction to the basics of Māori language is embedded within the course.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. explain Te Ao Māori creation narratives linking to cultural concepts;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of traditional Māori society including whanau, hapu iwi social patterns of organization within historical and contemporary settings;
  3. discuss Māori and settler cultural ideologies, values and beliefs;
  4. explain changes brought to Māori society through European contact and settlement within historic and contemporary contexts with specific relevance to Te Tiriti ō Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi;
  5. discuss Māori responses to colonial imposition;
  6. locate a personal response to Te Tiriti o Waitangi/ The Treaty of Waitangi exploring own identity linked to signatories;
  7. discuss interpersonal dynamics that impact on understanding of issues of Te Tiriti and relationships; and
  8. demonstrate basic language skills including pronunciation, simple sentence structure, basic mihi, greetings, karakia and waiata and their appropriate practice within a Māori social setting.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

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