Te Puna Wānanga | School of Māori and Indigenous Education

Kia tū rangatira ai ngā iwi Māori: Living, succeeding, and thriving as iwi Māori

Supervisor

Associate Professor Melinda Webber

Discipline

Te Puna Wānanga | School of Māori and Indigenous Education

Project code: EDU008

This strengths-based Kaupapa Māori-informed project examines the differences between iwi/familial role models, post-school aspirations and success characteristics by ethnicity, hapū/iwi, gender, age, school decile and location. The data will be collected from primary and secondary school students throughout Aotearoa prior to the scholarship starting. The successful summer scholar work alongside the researcher to input and analyse the qualitative data. Support will be provided to learn about and use Nvivo – a data organizing and coding tool. There will be a specific focus on the perspectives of Māori students, whānau members, and teachers in the analysis.

Te Pūmanawatanga o Ngāpuhi – Ngāpuhi giftedness and talent

Supervisor

Associate Professor Melinda Webber

Discipline

Te Puna Wānanga | School of Māori and Indigenous Education

Project code: EDU026

This strengths-based Kaupapa Māori-informed project will involve the scholar working alongside the researcher to analyse and write inspiring narratives about ten key tūpuna (ancestors) from the Ngāpuhi iwi. The data for this project will be drawn from a Marsden project and the target audience for these narratives will be Māori children from Northland. The narratives will be written in a way that are inspiring and motivational – encouraging young Ngāpuhi to understand their rich whakapapa, identity and history.