Dr Sophie Tauwehe Tamati

MEd, PGDipInt&Trans, BEd, DipTchg

Biography

I te timatanga te Kupu, i te Atua te Kupu, ko te Atua anō te Kupu.
Nāna ngā mea katoa i hanga.
I tukuna mai e ia tāna tama kotahi, ko Ihu Karaiti, hei kaiwhakaora mō te ao, ā, ka whai kororia ki tōna ingoa tapu mō ake tonu atu!
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.
Ngā mihi whānui tēnei ki a koutou katoa i roto i ngā āhuatanga o te wā.
Ko Tauwehe ahau, nō Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato, Ngāi Tūhoe, Tūwharetoa.

Tauwehe is also a current PhD student at The University of Auckland.

Research and teaching specialisms

  • Transacquisition Pedagogy.
  • Applied Linguistics in Māori-medium Education.
  • Bilingual education - Second Language Acquisition, Translanguaging.
  • Biliteracy - Simultaneous Transliteracy.
  • Māori-medium pre-service education.
  • Māori-medium in-service professional learning and teaching (PLD) for te reo Māori.
  • Māori-medium education: Reorua, Rūmaki, Kura Kaupapa Māori, Wharekura, Wānanga.
  • Kaupapa Māori Theory.
  • Māori education.

Research | Current

  • Steering Committee Member, MTech Mobile Learning Project - Surveying teacher educators around the world to obtain a picture of the current state of teacher/lecturer development in mobile learning internationally. We currently have 42 partner institutions in 20 countries.

Teaching | Current

  • EDPROFM 109
  • EDPROFM 309
  • EDCURRM 102
  • EDCURRM 202
  • EDPRACM 101
  • EDPROFST 377
  • EDPROFST 754

Postgraduate supervision

Current:

  • Ruth Lemon, MEd
  • Thomaseena Paul, MProfSt (TeachNZ Scholarship)

Distinctions/Honours

Areas of expertise

  • Transacquisition Pedagogy.

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • DSAC Committee, Te Puna Wānanga, Faculty of Education and Social Work
  • Chairperson, Kāhui Raukura Committee (Te Puna Wānanga Alumni), Faculty of Education and Social Work
  • Vice Chairperson, Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Zealand

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Tamati, S. T. (2015). The trans-acquisitional approach to bilingualism and biliteracy for English instruction in Kura Kaupapa Māori. Paper presented at Language, Education and Diversity (LED) 2015, Auckland, New Zealand. 23 November - 26 November 2015. Related URL.
  • Tamati, S. T., Dale, H, & Black, H (2013). Mā te whakahoki wawe i te kōrero ārahi ka pakari haere te reo.. Paper presented at Te Puna o te Kī, Auckland, New Zealand. 4 December - 6 December 2013.
  • Rata, E. M., & Tamati, S. (2013). The Effect of Indigenous Politics on English Language Provision in New Zealand’s Māori Schools. Journal of Language, Identity and Education, 12 (4), 262-276. 10.1080/15348458.2013.818474
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34961
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Elizabeth Rata

Contact details

Primary location

D - BLOCK. EPSOM - Bldg 6ED1
Level G, Room G14
EPSOM CAMPUS, 74 EPSOM AVE
EPSOM
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand