Upgrade Programme for the Diploma of Teaching Kura Kaupapa Māori Graduates

Introduction

The Bachelor of Teaching Kura Kaupapa Maori degree was approved in 2008.

All students of previous years who were enrolled with Te Wananga Takiura and had completed studies for the Diploma of Teaching Kura Kaupapa Māori, from the time of approval of our current bachelor’s degree, can now be upgraded into this degree programme through a semester study undertaken on Saturdays.

Te Wananga Takiura is aware of considerable interest from Diploma graduates of those earlier years wishing to undertake the necessary upgrading to their knowledge and skills in order to obtain the degree. Te Wānanga Takiura has developed an upgrade programme to enable graduates to do the required study to achieve this goal.

Principles

The programme is designed to follow two key principles:

  • Te Wānanga Takiura will make the degree available to Te Wānanga Takiura Diploma graduates who are able to meet the outcomes of the degree as specified in the degree outline and course descriptors.
  • The degree outcomes imply that the required knowledge and skills of interested Diploma Graduates are still current, so awarding of the degree will require some evidence that the graduate has current knowledge and skills that relate closely to our degree outcomes.

Programme

Analysis by Te Wānanga Takiura has identified that its former diploma graduates who are currently engaged in the teaching profession in a Kura Kaupapa Māori or Māori-Medium teaching environment will be able to meet our degree requirements by completing the following study schedule:

  • An update and one assessment in each of the 6 theoretical professional courses that are offered in the current 3rd  year of the degree, that is, at the Ahurewa 300 level;
  • 15-credit research project;
  • An attestation of the currency of your current practical competencies by the Head Teacher, Principal or Chairman of the Board of Trustees of a Kura Kaupapa Māori School or a Māori-medium unit.

The course will be delivered through a blended learning programme, combining a series of weekend seminars with on-line delivery and support through Te Wānanga Takiura’s on-line learning support services. Active participation in both the attendance at the weekend seminars and on-line activities will be compulsory.

A robust on-going assessment programme, aligned to the full requirements of our current assessments in the Ahurewa 300, final year of the degree, will ensure that the awarding of the bachelor’s degree to successful Upgrade Programme students, will maintains the standards required for the degree.

The programme will be monitored and assessments will be moderated by external moderators reporting to the Te Wānanga Takiura Academic Board and the Kahui Tautoko.

Entry requirements

Students will be expected to meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a Wānanga Takiura Diploma in Teaching (Kura Kaupapa Māori).
  • Have taught for at least 5 years in a Kura Kaupapa Māori school or a Māori medium unit.
  • Provide a current Attestation of Practical Competence in Teaching from a Head Teacher, Principal or Chairman of the Board of Trustees of a Kura Kaupapa Māori School or a Māori-medium unit.

Fees

The fee for the Upgrade Programme will be $3,400.00. This has been set at close to same level as the student fee cost of one semester of the degree programme. No government subsidies will apply to this programme and no student loans will be available.
Students/Graduates will have to find or generate their own funding, through Māori Trust Boards, through a Teach NZ Scholarship, through a school’s professional development programme or through your own resources.

Components

The programme will include nine 3-hour seminars on five Saturdays over a semester.

Each seminar will include theory and knowledge covered in the final year of the current Ahurewa 300 degree; the Bachelor of Teaching Kura Kaupapa Māori, te Tohu Paetahi Ako Kura Kaupapa Māori.

Currency of Practical Skills
The programme will require past graduates to provide an Attestation of Practical Competence by the Head Teacher, the Principal or the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of a Kura Kaupapa Māori school or a Māori medium unit. If no Attestations is provided, there will be no qualification.

Graduates must make an earnest effort to acquire this attestation.

The Research Project will consist of an introductory 3 hour research skills seminar followed by supervision over a semester with two x 3 hour mid-semester progress seminars.

The Theory and Knowledge update and assessment[1] will consist of:

Theory and Knowledge: Course: Course Title: Staff: Update:                   Assessment: EFTs

Upgrade Weight

X Course Factor

TK 1 634.3KM Ngā Rangi Tūhāhā
(Science)
Kim Williams Upgrade readings

3 hour wānanga

Project

Weighting 40%

 

0.056

TK 2

 

 

 

635.3KM

 

 

 

Tōku Tūrangawaewae/ Kim Williams and

Tawhiri Williams Jnr

Upgrade readings

3 hour Wānanga

 

 

Contents of Research Project

Weighting 40%

 

 

 

0.028

Research 624.3BKM Rangahau Uaratanga           (Social Studies) Upgrade readings

Two Research Wānanga                   (1×3 hours;1×6 hours)

Research Project Presentation

Weighting 80%

 

 

 

0.056

TK 3  

626.3AKM

630.3BKM

(Māori Language)  
Tōku Reo Pounamu
Te Taumata o te Reo
Kaa Williams Upgrade readings3 hour wānanga Assignment

Weighting 40%

Weighting 40%

 

0.028

0.028

TK 4  

626.3AKM 626.3BKM

(Art)
Toi Rangatira                       Toi Mana Tangata
 

Lorna Dixon

 

Upgrade readings

3 hour wānanga

Project

Weighting 50%

Weighting 50%

 

0.035

0.035

TK 5  

 

624.3AKM

(Philosophical Doctrine)
Te Aho Matua
 

 

Kim Williams

Kaa Williams

 

 

Upgrade readings

3 hour wānanga

Assignment

Weighting 40%

 

0.028

TK 6  

635.3KM

(Mathematics)
Pāngarau Tātai
Tawhiri Williams Upgrade readings3 hour wānanga 2 maths tests

Weighting 40%

 

0.056

 

 

624.TE4KM

 

(Teaching Practicum: 4 wks)
Haere Ki Rō Kura
will be waived only and when attestation is provided by an approved Head Teacher, Principal or Board Chairperson.
Current/Recent employment

 

Attestation of practical competence Weighting 20% 0.014
 

 

624.TE5KM

(Teaching Practicum: 4 wks)
Haere Ki Rō Kura
will be waived only and when attestation is provided by an approved Head Teacher, Principal or Board Chairperson.
Current/Recent employment Attestation of practical competence Weighting 20% 0.014

                                   

 EFTS: 0.378

Appendix 1

Upgrade Programme Cross-credit and RPL arrangements

The following arrangements will apply for students having achieved the Diploma in Teaching (Kura Kaupapa Maori) prior to 2008.

Degree course Diploma course Other learning
Years One and Two Diploma Years One and Two
Year Three:
634.3KM    Ngā Rangi Tūhāhā Diploma Year 3 Upgrade readings, Wānanga 2 and project
635.3KM    Tōku Tūrangawaewae Diploma Year 3 Upgrade readings, Wānanga 6 and project
624.3BKM      Rangahau Uaratanga Diploma Year 3 Upgrade readings, Research Wānanga and research project
626.3AKM Tōku Reo Pounamu

630.3BKM      Te Taumata o te Reo

Diploma Year 3 Upgrade readings, Wānanga 4 and assignment
626.3AKM      Toi Rangatira Diploma Year 3 Upgrade readings, Wānanga 3 and project
626.3BKM      Toi Mana Tangata Diploma Year 3 Upgrade readings, Wānanga 3 and project
624.3AKM      Te Aho Matua Diploma Year 3 Upgrade readings, Wānanga 1 and assignment
625.3KM    Pāngarau Tātai Diploma Year 3 Upgrade readings, Wānanga 5 and project
624.TE4KM    Haere Ki Rō Kura Diploma Year 3 Current/Recent employment and attestation by Head Teacher
624.TE5KM    Haere Ki Rō Kura Diploma Year 3 Current/Recent employment and attestation by Head Teacher

Assessment and re-sit policies from the Quality Management System Sections 6.5 and 6.9 apply to this programme.

 

Timetable

Week: Date: Time: Topic:
1 19 March 2016 9.30am to 12.30pm Introduction to the Upgrade Programme (Tawhiri & team: Kaa, Kim, Tawhiri Jnr, Lorna & Ani)

Enrolment
Induction

Use of the Sanspace – Geremy Brown

12.30pm to 1.30pm Lunch Break
1.30pm to 4.30pm Research Wānanga 1 (Kim & Tawhiri Jnr)
2 26 March 2016 NGĀ RĀ WHAKATĀ O TE ĀRANGA: 25 me te 28 Poūtū-te-Rangi
Self-directed LearningReading materials published online for TK Wānanga 1 & 2:                               Ngā Rangi Tūhāhā and Tōku Tūrangawaewae
3 2 April 2016 9.30am to 12.30pm TK Wananga 1 – Ngā Rangi Tūhāhā               (Kim Williams)
12.30pm to 1.30pm Lunch Break
1.30pm to 4.30pm TK Wananga 2 – Tōku Turangawaewae               (Kim Williams)
4 16 April 2016 Self-directed Learning

Assignments due for TK Wānanga 1 & 2                                                   (Due date: 23 April 2016)                                                                               Ngā Rangi Tūhāhā and Tōku Tūrangawaewae

Reading materials published online for TK Wānanga 3 & 4:                               Te Taumata o te Reo and Tōku Reo Pounamu

5 23 April 2016 9.30am to 12.30pm Research Wānanga 2 – Rangahau Uaratanga
(Kim & Tawhiri Jnr)
12.30pm to 1.30pm Lunch Break
1.30pm to 4.30pm Research Wānanga 2 – Rangahau Uaratanga                                
(Kim & Tawhiri Jnr)
6 30 April 2016 Self-directed Learning
7 14 May 2016 9.30am to 12.30pm TK Wānanga 3 – Te Taumata o te Reo               (Kaa & Tawhiri Jnr Williams)
12.30pm to 1.30pm Lunch Break
1.30pm to 4.30pm TK Wānanga 4 – Tōku Reo Pounamu               (Kaa & Tawhiri Jnr Williams)
8 21 May 2016 Self-directed Learning

Assignments due for TK Wānanga 3 & 4                                                (Due date: 28 May 2016)                                                                                   Te Taumata o te Reo and Tōku Reo Pounamu

Reading materials published online for TK Wānanga 5 & 6:                              Te Aho Matua and Toi Rangatira/Toi Mana Tangata

9 28 May 2016 9.30am to 12.30pm TK Wānanga 5 – Te Aho Matua                  (Kim and Kaa Williams)
12.30pm to 1.30pm Lunch Break
1.30pm to 4.30pm TK Wānanga 6 – Toi Rangatira/Toi Mana Tangata (Lorna Dixon)
10 4 June 2016 Self-directed Learning – Assignments are due for TK Wānanga 4 & 5 Te Aho Matua and Toi Rangatira/Toi Mana Tangata 11 June 2016
11 12 June 2016
Sunday(Tamaki Regional Kapa Haka competitions on Saturday)
9:30am to 12.30pm: TK 5 Pāngarau

12:30am to 1:30pm Lunch Break

1.30pm-4.30pm: TK 6 Pāngarau

12 29 June 2013 Self-directed Learning
Tests due: TK Wananga 6 Pāngarau
13 6 July 2013 Self-directed Learning
14 13 July 2013 Self-directed Learning
15 20 July 2013 Submission of research project – Rangahau Uaratanga

 

[1] Refer to the upgrade programme cross-credit and RPL arrangements in Appendix 1