Project Details

A project completed in 2011, undertaken by the Auckland Workers' Educational Association, to support provision of Treaty education in the tertiary sector by making teaching resources easily accessible.


The main aim of the project was to develop teaching guides and resources to support the provision of Treaty of Waitangi education in the tertiary sector, including 24 Treaty activities.


Research the Treaty and develop 24 Treaty activities with teaching guides and resources.



Jen Margaret

Project Leader

Auckland Workers' Educational Association

Christine Herzog

Auckland Workers' Educational Association

Deborah Radford

Auckland Workers' Educational Association

Karena Stephens-Wilson

Māori Treaty Educator




$10,000.00 (excl GST)

$10,000.00 Regional Hub Project Fund

Key Findings

The project addressed several current problems:

  • The Treaty of Waitangi is unique; teaching resources are not available from overseas; there are no Treaty ‘textbooks’ for tertiary education.
  • Because it has been taught for fewer than twenty years, teaching resources have not been published to date.
  • Due to the fact that it is a minor part of the curriculum, it is not a recognised area of teaching expertise.
  • There are very few Treaty educators in the country, therefore it is not available in most community ACE programmes.
  • The Treaty is a controversial subject about which most adults know very little; many educators avoid becoming involved and/or do not provide quality learning experiences.
  • There are insufficient numbers of people wanting to learn about becoming Treaty educators at any specific time and place to have a formal professional development programme.

Key Recommendations

Future development | A larger, but longer-term, goal is to develop a virtual community of Treaty of Waitangi education practitioners.


Treaty Education Kit: 24 Activities with Teaching Guides and Resources

A resource prepared by Jen Margaret, Christine Herzog and Karena Stephens-Wilson.

(PDF, 2.1 MB, 115-pages).

  • 31 March 2011
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Information Folio

Ki te hoe – Indigenising Practice: Te Tiriti o Waitangi

A resource supporting Kaiako to understand, integrate, and enhance their teaching practice with Te Tiriti o Waitangi through key topics, reflection questions, examples, and a content pathway to support te reo Māori language planning.

Created by: Williams, Ngaroma. M., Delaune, A. & Betts, R. (2023)

  • 8 June 2023
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Resource Collection

Māori Learner Success - external resource collection

A series of selected external resources, grouped by key topics relating to Māori Learner Success.

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Developing Te Tiriti e-learning modules

The project seeks to develop Te Tiriti e-learning modules, comprising five segments (introduction, why was the Treaty written, what does it say, what went wrong and the Treaty today) covering distinct aspects.

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