Research

Research

Staff within the School are involved in research that straddles Māori development, health and language as well as visual culture. This makes it an exciting and creative place.

Students are introduced to Kaupapa Māori as a theoretical and methodological approach. We place an emphasis on research that promotes a Māori world view. We also publish the journal He Pukenga Kōrero.

Research themes

Our research is described by these themes:

  • Whānau, hapū and iwi development
  • Māori health
  • Māori language and retention strategies
  • Māori creative language for fiction writing
  • Māori creative language for performance
  • Māori education
  • Mātauranga Māori
  • Citizenship rights/education for Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Treaty of Waitangi and its impacts on communities
  • Rejuvenating environmental ecosystems and waterways
  • Traditional and contemporary Māori arts
  • Politics of identity
  • Pasifika identity in Aotearoa
  • Refraction of light and illusion of depth
  • Figurative kowhaiwhai

Research connections

We maintain research connections with Te Runanga Nui o ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa, Te Whariki, Te Māngai Pāho, Te Puni Kōkiri, Creative New Zealand, Ngā Pae O Te Māramatanga, the Ministry of Culture and Heritage and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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