Te Pūtahi o Pūtaiao

We support research projects that bridge mātauranga Māori and science. The centre is Māori-led and underpinned by tikanga, māturanga, and te reo Māori, advancing scholarship that aligns with Māori interests.

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Our Centre activities align with four central pou:  

Te Reo Pūtaiao | Specialised language in Science 

Te Ako Pūtaiao Māori | Pedagogies and curriculum 

Te Rangahau Pūtaiao | Māori-led research projects & tuakana/teina capacity building 

Te Āmio Pūtaiao | Satellite centres in Te Tai Tokerau and Te Tai Tonga campuses

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Te Pūtahi o Pūtaiao provides a stronghold for Māori-led science scholarship at Waipapa Taumata Rau that aligns with tangata whenua interests and aspirations.  Research in our Centre conceptualises Pūtaiao in tertiary science teaching, learning and research by privileging decolonising and Indigenising methodologies to realise the potential of Te Ao Māori and mātauranga in science. Our work harnesses intergenerational wisdom, knowledge, and insight to solve the pernicious challenges of our time.

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