Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori - Kura Auraki
Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori in English-medium Schools: Years 1-13
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Exploring shared values
Values associated with te ao Māori that have special relevance within the school context include the following:
- whakawhanaungatanga – in the sense of whānau and school working together to reflect the community’s values
- manaakitanga – caring for and respecting each other
- atawhai – whānau and school working together to nurture the students
- tū pono – knowing oneself, one’s identity
- mahi ngātahi – working collaboratively.
By learning te reo Māori, students have opportunities to explore the values of The New Zealand Curriculum. These are the values that New Zealanders believe young people need to develop if they are to achieve the curriculum vision of becoming confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners. These include:
- hiranga – excellence
- wairua auaha, wairua uiui – innovation, inquiry, and curiosity
- rerekētanga – diversity
- tika, pono – equity
- porihanga – community and participation
- kaitiakitanga – ecological sustainability, which includes care for the environment
- ngākau tapatahi – integrity
- manaaki and awhi – respect for themselves, others, and human rights.
It is essential that students also have opportunities to consider and discuss the values and cultural practices that are important in te ao Māori. Through exploring these values, students are able to:
- experience and better understand a Māori world view
- compare and contrast Māori values and cultural practices with those of other cultural groups with which they are familiar
- develop and clarify their own values and beliefs in relation to the new learning
- respect and be sensitive to the rights of individuals, families, and groups to hold values and attitudes that are different from their own.