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Masters of Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (AUT), incorporating Māori (Adult) Literacies: Historic and Contemporary Perspectives:
Literacy Aotearoa is delivering the Māori (Adult) Literacies paper.  It is worth 30 points towards MAdLitNumEd.  It invites adult educators and others to develop frameworks that help provide critical analysis and evaluation of their own practice when working or interacting with Māori and examines the many issues surrounding literacy and adult Māori in contemporary times. A number of Grants are available.

Click here for a more detailed description of the programme, with contact details for anyone interested. Enrolments are accepted from anywhere in Aotearoa.  If you have any questions about this, please contact Bruce George ( at the National Office of Literacy Aotearoa.

Masters Māori Literacies paper at AUT :

The Māori Literacies paper will be offered only in Semester 2 of each year. The full title of the paper is:

Māori (Adult) Literacies: Historic and Contemporary Perspectives.

The initiative is the result of a collaborative partnership between AUT and Literacy Aotearoa, who has developed the paper and will deliver it through AUT Online. This is the same delivery platform as for other papers in the MAdLitNumEd.

Paper Descriptor:
The paper surveys the positioning of Māori in contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand, in relation to adult literacy and education, and invites adult educators to develop frameworks to critically analyse and evaluate their own practices when working or interacting with Māori. Participants will critically reflect on their own values, assumptions, cultural capital and knowledge, in order to assist them to improve communication and interaction with Māori in their own practices and work environments, with the aim of achieving positive outcomes for learners, clients and staff.

More information

For enrolment details, contact the School of Language and Culture Post Graduate Administrator, Helen Xue:



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