Te Ao Maori and Sustainability
Explore the principles of a Māori world view and how indigenous perspectives can help enrich sustainability practices.
Explore the principles of a Māori world view and how indigenous perspectives can help enrich sustainability practices with this online course from Wintec.
Learning from other cultures gives you the opportunity to question your own assumptions about how the world works. It’s also a chance to draw on knowledge and values that have been validated by generations of practice. On this three-week course, you’ll explore the Te Ao Māori (Māori world view) to understand how to approach sustainability issues through a different lens. This course will help you discover how indigenous knowledge and values can help us go beyond reacting to environmental challenges and instead, adopt a mindset for resilience.
To explore this further, you’ll be introduced to Mautauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) as a concept and a method for understanding sustainability from both a scientific and bicultural perspective. You’ll also learn how to apply design thinking to a sustainability challenge using Māori knowledge.
Discover the importance of Matauranga Māori Indigenous views and explore the symbiotic relationship with Mother Earth – recognising that safeguarding the health of nature is one of the most important ways to protect human health. With your insight into Matauranga Māori, you’ll uncover how in the realm of climate action and sustainability, indigenous views of the world are of high value. Learning from the experts at Wintec, you’ll finish the course with a firm understanding of how a bicultural view of sustainability can help us tackle the pressing climate issues we face today.
Key Takeaways from the course:
- Apply design thinking to a sustainability challenge using Matauranga Maori (Maori Knowledge)
- Discuss Matauranga Maori and link it to your own cultural experience
- Examine sustainability from a bicultural and cross-cultural perspective
- Apply Design Thinking to the sustainability challenge incorporating Matauranga Maori
What skills will the students learn:
Discuss Matauranga Maori and link it to your indigenous perspective
Examines sustainability from a bicultural perspective
Apply Design Thinking model to local cultural contexts
Time required to complete course:
3 weeks with 3 hours per week
Name of educator:
Design Factory New Zealand
Wintec is part of the Design Factory Global Network which brings together research, education and business practitioners to create a new learning culture and hands-on learning experiences.
Design Factory New Zealand email@example.com
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