Project Details

This project designed, delivered and evaluated the delivery of Mātauranga Māori to Māori students, with content delivered in Te Reo Māori across the subject areas of Health, Education and Social Sciences in a tertiary setting. The model used provided an innovative and informative approach, evaluating how Te Reo speaking students can have a pathway into higher levels of a mainstream tertiary educational system.

Aims:

This project aimed to:

  • Use the newly approved Te Marautanga o Aotearoa UE Approved subjects in a new innovative and holistic approach to Māori student engagement and retention, in an educational innovation that is learner-centred and has not been previously explored. 
  • Design and develop institutional capabilities that develop Māori learner-centred systems, thereby increasing Māori student success.

Methodology:

The research was grounded in Action Research and informed by Kaupapa Māori methodology that included both quantitative and qualitative data collection.

The methods included:

  • A systemic review of internal tertiary processes 
  • A thematic literature review
  • Co-design and evaluation of a sample curriculum - one multifaceted programme of study with Kura Kaupapa Māori
  • Interviews with students, staff and Kura Kaupapa Māori whānau
  • Student success (by assessment, course participation and course completion)

Team

toi ohomai

Maria Ngawati

Toi Ohomai
toi ohomai

Tepora Emery

Toi Ohomai
toi ohomai

Sylvia Tapuke

Toi Ohomai

Keri Pewhairangi

Kura Kaupapa Consultant

Venus Ihakara

Kura Kaupapa Consultant
ministry of education

Carol Ngawati

Ministry of Education

Status

Completed

Funding

205410.00 (excl GST)

$102,635.00 Ako Aotearoa Project Fund
$102,775.00 Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Key Findings

Key Recommendations

Report

Huakina ngā tatau o tōku whare: Creating a Kaupapa Māori secondary tertiary pathway for Māori Medium students

Final report from a project that facilitated delivery of Mātauranga Māori to Māori students, exploring a new approach to Māori student engagement and retention. Content was delivered in Te Reo Māori across the subject areas of Health, Education and Social Sciences in a tertiary setting.

  • 31 October 2021
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