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2021-05-27

What is the meaning of tikanga Maori?

What is the meaning of tikanga Maori?

Generally speaking, tikanga are Māori customary practices or behaviours. The concept is derived from the Māori word ‘tika’ which means ‘right’ or ‘correct’ so, in Māori terms, to act in accordance with tikanga is to behave in a way that is culturally proper or appropriate.

What are Maori beliefs and values?

Māori values are instruments by which Māori people view, interpret and make sense of the world. The universal values and beliefs are centered around land, water, and air as the essential ingredients of life that are to be respected, cherished, and sustained.

Why tikanga Maori is important?

They introduce and revise language in the context of topics associated with concepts, attitudes and values (socio-cultural aspects) of significance to Māori. They also provide their students with opportunities to develop the confidence to operate in Māori contexts.

What is an example of a type of tikanga?

An example of applied tikanga is an approach by Māori weavers in the gathering of traditional materials such as harakeke. One tikanga is to never cut the inside leaves of the plant, the names of these leaves are the rito and this is metaphorically linked to growth of humans.

Why is head Tapu?

Tapu can be interpreted as “sacred” but also “not ordinary”, “special” or even forbidden. It is one of the strongest forces in Māori culture. That’s why you should avoid sitting on pillows and touching or passing food over a person’s head, since it’s considered very sacred by Māori people.

How do you show respect to Maori?

Respect our Culture

  1. Don’t sit or stand on tables or picnic chairs – food is sacred in Māori tradition and food preparation or serving surfaces should be equally respected.
  2. Don’t touch a Māori person’s head – The head is considered sacred and it can make a Māori person uncomfortable if touched by a stranger.

What are the principles of Manaakitanga?

Manaakitanga is behaviour that acknowledges the mana of others as having equal or greater importance than one’s own, through the expression of aroha, hospitality, generosity and mutual respect. In doing so, all parties are elevated and our status is enhanced, building unity through humility and the act of giving.

How can you show Manaakitanga?

Manaakitanga is one of the most important concepts to Māori people as it secures the strength of our whānau (families) and communities….Manaakitanga

  1. Send a message to a loved one.
  2. Cook someone a meal.
  3. Take over someone’s job or chore.

What does Aroha mean?

Aroha is a Māori word meaning “love”, cognate with the Hawaiian term aloha.

What does Te Kotahitanga mean?

unity of purpose

What is the difference between Whanaungatanga and Whakawhanaungatanga?

Whakawhanaungatanga – Getting to know each other Sometimes in education settings, we use the word to talk about a process of getting to know each other. This is called whakawhanaungatanga. Whanaungatanga describes the ‘glue’ that holds people together in any whānau relationships.

What happened TE kotahitanga?

The Ministry of Education will stop funding Te Kotahitanga at the end of the year after spending more than $40 million on it over 12 years. Kerikeri High School is one of 50 schools nationwide to use the programme. The programme was compulsory for all teachers at school.

What is Hikitia?

‘KA HIKITIA’ MEANS TO STEP UP, TO LIFT UP OR TO LENGTHEN ONE’S STRIDE. IT MEANS STEPPING UP HOW THE EDUCATION SYSTEM PERFORMS TO ENSURE MĀORI STUDENTS ARE ENJOYING AND ACHIEVING EDUCATION SUCCESS AS MĀORI.

What is te hurihanganui?

Te Hurihanganui will support communities to work together to address racism and inequity so that they can accelerate the achievement and wellbeing of ākonga Māori and their whānau.

What is Tangata Whenuatanga?

Tangata whenuatanga represents place-based, socio-cultural awareness and knowledge of the whenua or land we come from. facilitates participation of whānau and people with the knowledge of local context, tikanga, history, and language to support classroom teaching and learning programmes. …

What is Tuakana teina?

Tuakana/teina refers to the relationship between an older (tuakana) person and a younger (teina) person and is specific to teaching and learning in the Māori context. Within teaching and learning contexts, this can take a variety of forms: Peer to peer – teina teaches teina, tuakana teaches tuakana.