Workshop Details

Course details 

This in-house professional development workshop offers a brief visual history of Te Tiriti o Waitangi for beginners. The workshop content covers several aspects of Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the founding document of Aotearoa New Zealand: the historical context before Te Tiriti; the Articles and signing of Te Tiriti itself; events after Te Tiriti; Te Tiriti today; and what Te Tiriti means for tertiary practitioners and educators.

The intention is that by learning about Te Tiriti o Waitangi, New Zealanders will be more knowledgeable of the relationship between the Māori and non-Māori Treaty partners.

Who is this in-house workshop for? 

For those Tauiwi (who are descendants of original Pākehā settlers with little previous knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi).

While this workshop is targeted at practitioners and educators in the tertiary sector, it is also pertinent to anyone who seeks to gain a better understanding of the bicultural nature of our country, and of tertiary education sector practices. 

In-house workshops can be customised to three separate types of audiences: 

  1. Tangata Whenua (Māori) 
  2. Tauiwi (Descendants of original Pākehā settlers)
  3. Tauiwi (New New Zealanders).

About the facilitator

Facilitator, Cathy Watson, started out as an adult literacy education tutor at Rimutaka Prison in 2000, after returning from living and teaching in the Pacific Islands, Cathy delivered literacy education programmes to long term unemployed people and at-risk youth, before taking up a role as learning and literacy adviser at the Open Polytechnic of NZ.

After five years at the Open Polytechnic, she moved to Auckland and spent another six years as prisoner education manager at Serco Mt Eden Corrections Facility before moving to on Te Wananga o Aotearoa as senior adviser.

Cathy asks that “participants come along with an open mind to test your understanding of the treaty and Māori culture. Be willing to try something new in your teaching practice as a result of participating.” 

Contact your local hub to book an in-house workshop on this topic. 


 Illustration by Toby Morris & Ministry of Education, copyright © Crown 2018.

Upcoming public workshops on this topic

Upcoming public workshops on this topic

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