Pūtake Taiao

Pūtake Taiao

This level 4 qualification will provide graduates with a solid grounding in Te Ao Māori, sustainable living theory and practice. Students develop skills in Mātauranga Māori and contemporary science fields.  They use these skills to examine local and global issues regarding environmental management, social well-being and economic opportunity.

Throughout the programme tauira build on the concept of awareness and connection, with a focus on problem solving for a changing world.  The programme is designed to connect tauira with self, with community, and with the natural and physical environment.

On completion of this qualification, graduates will be able to understand and apply sustainability models and systems for the benefit of whānau, hapū, iwi, work places and wider social organisations.

The mode of delivery is flexible to cater to the needs of the students.  Field trips will be included to local sites of significance to support hands on learning.

Start Date
Dates
10 Feb to 29 Nov 2020
Duration
Duration
42 weeks
Commitment
Commitment
Classes Mon to Thurs (9 am to 3 pm) plus 10 hours self-directed learning
Applications Close
Applications close
1 Feb 2020
Campus Location
Locations
Whakatāne or Marae-based on demand
Requirements
Requirements
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Pathway
Pathway to
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Fees
Fees
Fees free

PUT401 Ko Wai Ahau – Human Nature

Course type:  Core

  • Description:  Definition and description of the four elements (whenua, wai, hau and kā) and their significance to personal health and sustainability theory through the lens of tikanga Māori.  The importance of inter-relationships and personal sustainability strategies.

PUT402 Aronui Ki Taiao – Observing Nature

Course type:  Core

  • Description:  Definition and description of the four elements (whenua, wai, hau and kā) and their significance to personal health and sustainability theory through the lens of tikanga Māori.  The importance of inter-relationships and personal sustainability strategies.

PUT403 Arorangi – Observing the Skies

Course type:  Core

  • Description: The integration of Maramataka and the Māori seasonal calendar into contemporary sustainability models. Projection of traditional seasonal and climate knowledge into problem solving on personal, local and global scales.

PUT404 He Mātau Hou – Modern Insights

Course type:  Core

  • Description:  Examination of the modern financial, scientific and legislative paradigms and their application to sustainable practice. The link between Te Ao Māori, modern operating systems and sustainable living

PUT405  Te Ao Hangarau – Modern Insights

Course type:  Core

  • Description: Recognition of technological advancement and understanding of global shifts in environmental, social and economic trends regarding sustainability. Exploration of novel approaches within the realms of technology in the context of ongoing whānau, hapū and iwi development.

PUT406  Whaimāramatanga – Balanced Solutions

Course type:  Core

  • Description:  The merging of multiple information sources and perspectives to inform adaptive environmental management.  Tikanga Māori within the context of sustainability and environmental management strategies.

PUT407 Whairautaki – Presenting a Strategic Plan 

Course type:  Core

  • Description:  Development of a holistic and culturally responsive strategic planning framework for sustainability programs and actions.  Effective implementation and ongoing monitoring of sustainability projects.

PUT408 Whaioha – Harnessing Economic Opportunity

Course type:  Core

Description:  Critical appraisal of global trends within the field of sustainability, and appropriate future forecasting utilising a Te Ao Māori worldview.  Identification and exploration of novel business opportunities within sustainability focused niche sectors.
Driving a ‘Te Ao Māori’ model as a business mechanism for a sustainable economy.  Rethinking the link between economy and social wellbeing on a Te Ao Māori landscape.

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