Teaching and learning at the interface of mātauranga Māori and science

Professional development (PD) New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 19 May 2023
Notice reference #: 1HA_zH

Join Stephen Ross, PLD facilitator with Te Whai Toi Tangata, for a series of three free webinars exploring the interface of mātauranga Māori and science for English-medium education. Stephen’s Pākehā perspective is based on peer reviewed research and his 2022 masters directed study. The context of NCEA level 1 science will occur throughout but teachers of all year levels will find useful information and guidance.

Teaching and learning at the interface of mātauranga Māori and science.

Session 1 

Setting the scene for mātauranga Māori and science education.

  • Notions related to cultural capability: Pākehā paralysis, white fragility, scientism.
  • Why mātauranga? Educational changes over time.
  • Academic descriptions of mātauranga Māori from peer reviewed research.

Session 2

What is the interface of mātauranga Māori and science?

  • Messaging from the MOE around NCEA change 2 and what to be aware of.
  • Surfacing issues around “equal status for mātauranga” and Eurocentric science.
  • Four metaphors and models around the interface.

Session 3

Opportunities for teaching and learning.

  • NCEA and draft Te Mātaiaho curriculum - implications for mātauranga Māori and science.
  • Clichéd contexts for teaching and learning and why they need to change.
  • Contexts for learning inspired by Māori researchers - how might these be taught through the interface models and metaphors?

Thursdays in term 2, starting week 6.
1 June
8 June
15 June.

4–4:45 pm (45 minutes).

Online - Zoom link will be shared via email.

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

01 June 2023 – 15 June 2023

Further information

Contact: Te Whai Toi Tangata Workshop Team

 (07) 838 4575