Teaching science, self and profession to the Māori nurse-student in a Wānanga setting
This collaborative project, between Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, The University of Otago and The University of Auckland, aims to build a clinical programme grounded in māturanga Māori to enhance the academic science skills of Māori student-nurses and improve the professional profile of Māori-nurse graduates.
The project will teach science to Māori learners within a wānanga setting, to improve the academic science skills of student-nurses using culture as a scaffold for science learning. It aims to address the need for more Māori nurses in the health sector, and improve the professional profile of Māori-nurse graduates in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The project has three phases, which will run concurrently.
- Phase 1: Improving nurse-student science skills through the use of structured gatherings, and consultation on project design
- Phase 2: Build student-nurse identity as Māori using cultural icons embedded in the classroom. This approach is informed by lifestory interviews and structured focus group evaluations.
- Phase 3: Building intensive and meaningful engagement through student research, networking, publishing and student-driven social media.