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This module has given you the opportunity to be introduced to Te Reo and Tikaka, explore what you already know and how you can expand and develop your knowledge to incorporate this into your teaching practice so that you can provide safe and supportive learning environments for Māori learners and the best possible learning environments for all learners.

Tell your story...

Now, draw your learning from this and the previous two modules together to:

Either write an essay or prepare a digital story.
Demonstrate and describe the application of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the concepts of Tikaka Māori and the use of Te Reo Māori in your teaching practice.

Questions to help develop your story are:

  • Why do you need to know anything about Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Te Reo and Tikaka?
  • What relevance does this have to your teaching practice?
  • How do you incorporate your understanding of these into your practice?
  • How will you continue to develop your own understanding and knowledge of these areas?
Remember to:
  • identify what you have learned in this unit and the relevance of this to your work.
  • discuss how your new learning has impacted on your practice and influenced future actions you may take.
  • support your story with educational literature and other forms of information.
  • ensure your choice of supporting literature is good quality, current and relevant.
Your essay should be 1500 words or if a digital story, approximately 15 minutes long.

Don't forget to support this with, and include the evidence of your learning.

Collating Evidence

Refer back to the summaries of the previous two modules for suggestions from those modules.

Some ideas for what you could use as evidence relating to this module:

  • Excerpts from your learning journal or whatever format you were using to record and keep track of your learning.
  • Qualification certificates or evidence of previous learning or engagement with courses on Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Te Reo and/or Tikaka.
  • A reference list.
  • Notes of your reflections or online discussions.
  • Examples of culturally competent teaching practice that demonstrate incorporation of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and/or Te Reo and/or Tikaka.
  • Course or teaching evaluations that identify cultural competence and actions incorporating the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and/or Te Reo and/or Tikaka.
  • Teaching materials (that demonstrate inclusive teaching approaches incorporating the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and/or Te Reo and/or Tikaka).

Formative feedback
please submit your draft assignment for formative feedback from your facilitator before submitting for marking.


If you have any course related questions make use of the Frequently Asked Question site on Moodle FAQs