Mrs Tania Cliffe-Tautari

PhD Candidate, MEd (1st Class Hons), PG DipEd (Dist), Grad DipT (Secondary), BA

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Professional Teaching Fellow
Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Biography

E rere atu ngā tai o mihi ki a koutou katoa.

Ko Te Arawa, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Raukawa te āu ki te Tonga ngā iwi.

Tania (Te Arawa, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Raukawa) lives in Te Tai Tokerau and is a Professional Teaching Fellow at  The University of Auckland Tai Tokerau Campus in Whangarei.  Tania comes with over 15 years teaching and management experience in working with children and young people in bilingual, special education (secondary)  and secure residences (including youth justice and care and protection). She has worked in the education system in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Research | Current

As a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Auckland, Tania is currently completing a PhD about Māori young people involved in the New Zealand court system for reasons associated with their offending. Her PhD specifically investigates 'how cultural identity can strengthen resilience in Māori youth who offend'.

Teaching | Current

EDPROFM 101: Te Reo Māori 1

EDPROFM 209: Te Whiringa Pūmau o Te Reo 

EDPROFST 214: Assessment for Learning and Teaching

EDPROFM 214: Te Aromatawai mō te Ako me te Whakaako

10F: Te Pū: Tertiary Foundation Certificate (TFC)

EDCURRM 106: Tikanga ā Iwi: He Whakatakinga

EDUC 106: History of Education and Society

EDPROFM 309: Te Pae Tāwhiti Kia Tata

EDCURRM 304: Tū Tangata

EDCURRM 301: Teaching & Te Reo Māori

EDUC787: Researching Māori Education (Guest Lecturer)

Postgraduate supervision

Main Supervisor: Associate Professor Melinda Webber

Co-Supervisor: Professor Cindy Kiro

Distinctions/Honours

The University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship (2016-2019)

Ministry of Education Study Award - Master of Education (2013)

Responsibilities

Site Co-ordinator for MAI ki Te Tai Tokerau Māori and Indigenous Doctoral Student Network 

URL: http://www.mai.ac.nz/mai/mai-ki-te-tai-tokerau

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Current Full Teacher Registration (2020-2023)

URL: https://teachingcouncil.nz/search-the-register

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Cliffe, T. R. (2013). Transitory Māori Identities: shape-shifting like Māui : pūrākau of Māori secondary school students experiencing ‘complex needs’ The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/22009

Contact details

Primary office location

LA - BLOCK WHANGAREI - Bldg 6WLA
Level 1, Room 115
TAI TOKERAU CAMPUS 13 ALEXANDER ST
WHANGAREI
WHANGAREI 0110
New Zealand