Dr Maia Simon Stace Hetaraka

Doctor of Education, Auckland; Bachelor of Education (Teaching)(Honours);

Biography

He uri tēnei no Ngāti Wai, Ngāi Tahu, Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Paoa. I have a background in Primary school teaching, teaching both Māori and English medium classrooms. I have taught on the Bachelor of Education, predominantely in Te Huarahi Māori, since 2012. My three daughters are at university, secondary and primary school.

Research | Current

My current research investigates the notion and context of Māori cultural compenence in English-medium education. My research critically examines socio-political, historical, and current realities impacting on enabling education success for Māori, as Māori. I challenge assumptions of Māori cultural competnece by engaging the wisdom of highly esteemed knowledge holders, kaumātua, in order to re-imagine the transformative potential of education.

Teaching | Current

I teach at Te Papa Ako o Tai Tokerau, Tai Tokerau Campus on the Bachelor of Education (Teaching) programme. I teach across Te Huarahi Māori, English-medium and more recently, post graduate programmes.

Areas of expertise

Te ao Māori, mātauranga Māori, education.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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Contact details

Primary office location

K - BLOCK WHANGAREI - Bldg 6WK
Level 1, Room 100
TAI TOKERAU CAMPUS 13 ALEXANDER ST
WHANGAREI
WHANGAREI 0110
New Zealand