Project Details

A project, being undertaken by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, to explore the relationship between te reo, kaupapa, mātauranga, and Māori achievement in numeracy and how cultural pedagogies might enhance numeracy teaching and learning in Wānanga.

Aims: 

The aims of the project are to:

  • investigate the place of equitable privileging of mātauranga and reo ā-Iwi (tribal knowledge and language) with mātauranga and reo of numeracy (numeracy knowledge and language), in tertiary teaching and learning
  • determine what kind of model for teaching and learning of numeracy could be most applicable in Wānanga settings
  • design a learning/teaching tool that is able to manage needs for mātauranga and te reo ā-iwi and mātauranga and te reo numeracy
  • identify barriers for Māori students’ numeracy achievement and identify numeracy needs of Māori students across disciplines
  • provide evidence for the design, implementation and evaluation of innovative and sustainable numeracy education models for Wānanga students and kaiako/teachers.

Methodology: 

A mixed method approach will be used, both qualitative and quantitative, which will include:

  • a literature review of adult numeracy teaching and learning
  • gathering qualitative data across disciplines through interviews, regarding kaiako and student perspectives of student attitudes, proficiency, and confidence with numeracy
  • gathering quantitative data using student numeracy assessment tool results and a survey tool
  • analysing the quantitative and qualitative data together to provide a broader view of whether there is a (mis)match of student’s numeracy attitudes, confidence and proficiency
  • mapping the numeracy data, students’ perspectives and attitudes, and their views and priorities, for te reo and mātauranga ā-Iwi.

Team

Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Pania Te Maro

Project leader

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi
Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Associate Professor Vaughan Bidois

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi
Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Liza Kohunui

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Status

In progress

Funding

$30,410.00 (excl GST)

$14,600.00 Hei Toko Project Fund
$15,810.00 Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Key Findings

Key Recommendations