Faculty of Education and Social Work

2014 - Māori and Indigenous education, social development and policy

About the programme

This programme is designed specifically for those working in Māori education or social policy and / or working with Māori whānau, hapū, iwi and communities. The programme foregrounds current educational and social developments and debates in the field of Māori and Indigenous education, as well as in social policy. It explores how Kaupapa Māori research, Indigenous and other critical methodologies can be used to research in these areas, with a particular focus on the implications for professional policy and practice.

Flexible learning

One of the features of this programme is that candidates work and studying with a cohort of colleagues. Candidates are required to meet as a cohort for wānanga four times each year (Friday afternoon to Saturday evening). The wānanga introduces candidates to academic study at this level, as well as provide structured support for ongoing study. It is tailored to the particular contexts in which the candidate's work to provide maximum academic and professional benefit. View Key Dates.


Key people

The programme Coordinators for the EdD in Māori/Indigenous Education and Social Policy are Dr Jenny Lee and Professor Stephen May – see 2014 EdD Programme Coordinators. The cohort also has access to the expertise of the wider Doctoral Supervision Team in Te Puna Wānanga and in relation to thesis supervision. Supervisors from TPW and across the Faculty of Education are also available, depending on the topic and focus of thesis.


Note: This specific inquiry pathway does not run each year. A new and different pathway will be offered next year. View details