Are you an experienced practitioner of indigenous knowledge who wants to enhance your education and practice and give back to your community? He Waka Hiringa - Master of Applied Indigenous Knowledge is the ideal choice.
This practical programme provides you with a qualification, while enabling you to plan and complete a community-based project. It is an opportunity to broaden your worldview, explore indigenous knowledge from humanistic, ancestral or sacred perspectives and make a difference to your community.
Underpinned by indigenous values and principles, He Waka Hiringa challenges practitioners to consider the holistic needs of indigenous people from a traditional and contemporary perspective. Through applied practice and rangahau you will explore how your practice can address current issues affecting indigenous people locally or globally.
This programme attracts practitioners such as educators, social workers, artists, health workers, healers, environmentalists, karanga and whaikōrero experts.
You'll learn about:
rangahau - exploring the depth of your topic through indigenous inquiry
indigenous philosophical frameworks
how principles inform practice
planning and implementing a community project
academic requirements at master's level.
You'll know how to:
apply your practice at a mastery level
articulate considerations and responsibilities in your practice
articulate your personal journey of practice development
propose, plan and implement a project and resource for the benefit of your community
produce an exegesis.
Where will this take me?
I want to keep studying
You may be eligible to pathway into other postgraduate programmes at other institutions.
I want to use my qualification
You can increase your career opportunities within your specialist field of practice.
How you'll study:
four to five noho (5 days long) each year
a weekly 3 hour tutorial (in person or online)
two writing retreats (in year 2).
To enrol on this programme you'll need to:
be a practitioner of indigenous knowledge
be practising in a community
be in a practice that is guided by indigenous principles
have a proposed community-based project related to your practice
provide evidence of your practitioner experience
complete a written application
attend an interview as part of the selection process.