3 July 2012
12 - 1pm followed by lunch
Venue: Room D11, D block, Faculty of Education, Gate 1, 78 Epsom Ave, Epsom (View map)
Te Puna Wānanga Seminar with Professor Wally Penetito, Victoria University of Wellington
Wally Penetito draw on two major research projects to discuss Māori students' relationships with their teachers. The first project theorises the relationship between 'socialisation' and 'education', and the second refers to the empirical research data on the evaluation of the Te Kōtahitanga professional development programme. He argues that despite the gains that accrue from a focus on culturally responsive pedagogies, Māori youth will not care what their teachers know until such time as they know their teachers care for them and what they represent.
Professor Wally Penetito is a member of Te Kura Māori, Victoria University of Wellington. He is co-Director of He Pārekereke. His research interests include “virtually anything related to Māori education”. Other interests are: sociology of education, indigenous education, management of educational change, contexts for learning, pedagogy, teacher education, and philosophy of education. Wally is author of What is Maori about Maori Education? (VUW Press, 2010) and editor of The Treaty of Waitangi Companion: Maori and Pakeha from Tasman to Today (AUP, 2010).