Kaihautū Māori / Māori Lead

University of Otago

  • Full Time
  • Otago

Educational Assessment Research Unit
Te Kura Ākau Taitoka | College of Education

'E ngā kaiwhatu o ngā kete mātauranga,

Tēnei mātou e karanga atu nei ki a koutou.

Nau mai ngā pūkenga, nau mai ngā wheako,

Nau mai ōu koutou ngākau nui ki te ao mātauranga, ki te ao rangahau,

Whakakīia ai ngā kete ki te kōrero a tini, ki ngā moemoeā a mano,

Kia hangaia pai ai te ara mātauranga hei hikoi mā ō tātou tamariki, mā ō tātou mokopuna.'

Kei te kimi mātou i tētahi Kaihautū Māori e rumakina ana ki te ao Māori, e mārama ana ki te ao me ngā wawata o ngā whānau, o ngā hapū me ngā iwi, otirā, e kaha ana ki te tū i runga i te ngākau toa hei painga mō ngā tamariki Māori huri noa i te ao mātauranga.

Mā ōna pūkenga whai mana ka ārahi te Kaihautū Māori i ngā mahi rautaki me ngā momo wānanga kia auaha, kia whai tikanga, kia whai kounga, kia noho hoki te Māori ki te pūtake o ngā rangahau me ngā tāpaenga kōrero a te Rangahau i ngā Tirohanga me ngā Kokenga o te Marautanga. Ko te whāinga matua o te kaupapa, he whakaawe i ngā whakaaro e pā ana ki ngā momo pūnaha, he whakahaere, he whāngai hoki i ngā huringa nui ki te ao mātauranga e whai hua ai ngā ākonga Māori, ō rātou whānau, o rātou hapū me ō rātou iwi.

E whakamihi ana te rōpū e whai ana i ngā tirohanga hou me te kokenga whakamua o te marautanga i te ngākau ohaoha o te Māori i tōna tū hei kaiārahi, hei kaitautoko, hei kaiwhāngai hoki i ngā mahi rangahau ki Aotearoa me Te Waipounamu. Ka whakapau kaha te rōpū nei ki te whakaata atu i ngā wawata o ngā tamariki Māori, o ō rātou whānau, o ō rātou hapū me ō rātou iwi.

Ka tonoa te hunga e kaingākau ana ki te tūranga nei ki tētahi hui ki te rongo i ngā kōrero mō te kaupapa, ki te tūtaki i ngā hoamahi, ki te whai mōhiotanga anō mō te mahi, ā, ki te wānanga hoki i ō pātai.

Ngā whakamārama mō te kaupapa

Ko tā tēnei tūranga he whakarato arawātea ahurei ki tētahi kaiako, kairangahau tautōhito hoki/rānei hei ārahi i ngā mahi whakaihu waka o te whakaumu pūnaha. He wāhanga tēnei o ngā mahinga ngātahi i waenga i a Te Whare Wānanga o Ōtāgo me te Kaunihera Rangahau Mātauranga o Aotearoa (NZCER), otirā ko te pūtake o ngā mahi ko te hoahoa me te whakatinana i tētahi huarahi hou ki te kohi mōhiohio ā-pūnaha o ngā pānga o Te Mātaiaho, te Marautanga o Aotearoa hou. He mea tautoko tēnei rangahau e Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga, i raro i te ingoa o "te rangahau i ngā tirohanga me ngā kokenga o te marautanga".

Kua nui ake te mana o te Mātauranga Māori i roto i Te Mātaiaho, tēnā i roto i te Marautanga o Aotearoa 2007 (NZC). Me whakaata tēnei i roto i ngā aromatawai me te aroturuki pūnaha. Ko te tokomaha o ngā ākonga Māori kei roto i ngā kura e whakamahi ana i Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, ā, me whakarite tēnei rangahau kia whakaata ngā aromatawai me te aroturuki pūnaha i ngā wawata o ngā tamariki Māori, ō rātou whānau, hapū me ngā iwi.

'Whaowhia te kete mātauranga'

'Fill the basket of knowledge'

Ka whakawhānui tēnei i te Rangahau Aroturuki ā-Motu i te Paetae Ākonga (NMSSA). Ka whai wāhi tētahi hōtaka aromatawai nui, otirā ka haere te tira ki ngā kura āhua rua rau te maha i ia tau me te kohi raraunga hei aroturuki i ngā ia o ngā paetae ākonga. Kei roto hoki i te rangahau hou, nui ake hoki, ētahi waehanga tāpiri e rua. Ko te waehanga pūtoi, ka whaiwhai i ngā kokenga o ngā pūtoi ā-tau o te reo matatini me te pāngarau, me te Waehanga Rangahau Tere, arā he pae o ngā kura kakama, urupare hoki ki te kohi raraunga.

He mea nui tēnei mahi ki a Aotearoa me Te Waipounamu i te mea he aronga ahurei tō te rangahau ki te whakawhanake i ngā tirohanga ka whakamahia ki te whakamana me te tautoko i te whakapaitanga o te pūnaha. Ka uru ki tēnei ngā tūmomo tautoko mā ngā kaiako hei whakapai ake i ngā mahi ako.

Tēnā hono mai ki tētahi kaupapa mahi ngātahi i waenga i a Te Whare Wānanga o Ōtāgo me NZCER i a māua e hoahoa ana, e whakatinana ana hoki i tētahi huarahi hou ki te whaiwhai i te paetae ākonga ā-motu i raro i Te Mātaiaho.

Ka whakahaeretia e mātou he hui kia rongo ai koe mō te kaupapa, te tūtaki ki te rōpū me te ako i ngā kōrero mō te mahi nei.

Ngā taipitopito

He tūranga ukiuki tēnei. Ko te taumata utu o tēnei tūranga ko te $100,000 - $140,000 i te tau.

Ka noho te kaitono angitu hei mema o te rōpū o Te Whare Wānanga o Ōtāgo, ā, ko te painga atu mēnā ka mahi ia ki ō mātou tari ki Ōtepoti, te mahi rānei i te taha o ngā hoa rangapū o NZCER ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

Ki te tono, tēnā tukua mai tō Puakitanga Aronga ki nmssa.earu@otago.ac.nz by Sunday 3 March 2024.

Te whakapuaki i tō aronga

Hei whakapuaki i tō aronga ki tēnei tūranga, tēnā tukua mai he tauākī, atu ki te kotahi whārangi, ki te reo Māori. Kōrero mai ko wai koe, ā, he aha koe e aro nei ki tēnei tūranga.

Ka tonoa te hunga e kaingākau ana ki te tūranga nei ki tētahi hui ki te rongo i ngā kōrero mō te kaupapa, ki te tūtaki i ngā hoamahi, ki te whai mōhiotanga anō mō te mahi, ā, ki te wānanga hoki i ō pātai. Ka taea e koe te whakatau mehemea ka kōkiri tonu me tō tono.

Ko Te Whare Wānanga o Ōtāgo te Whare Wānanga tawhito rawa o te motu, ā, he pakari āna tikanga ako me te rangahau, otirā he pakari hoki ngā hononga ā-motu, ā-ao hoki. Ko ia hoki tētahi o ngā whare wānanga nui rawa o te motu, neke atu i te 20,000 ngā ākonga, neke atu i te $2.0 piriona ngā rawa me te 4,000 kaimahi ukiuki kei Ōtepoti, Ōtautahi, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Tāmaki Makaurau me Waihōpai.

Kua hau te rongo o NZCER mō ngā mahi rangahau, arotake me te whakawhanake mātauranga i Aotearoa. He mea whakatū i te tau 1934, ko NZCER te rōpū whakahaere rangahau me te whanaketanga motuhake i Aotearoa, otirā ka mahi i raro i tāna ake ture mai i te tau 1945. Takea mai te mana i te NZCER Act 1972 ki te kawe me te tuari i ngā rangahau mātauranga, me te whakarato mōhiohio, tohutohu me te āwhinatanga motuhake. Ka nanao atu mātou ki ngā taonga tuku iho, otirā he wāhanga hohe hoki tō mātou ki te mahi hoahoa i te anamata o te mātauranga. Ka noho ko ngā mātāpono o Te Tiriti o Waitangi te tuhinga taketake o Aotearoa hei āwhina i a mātou ki te hāpai i te mana Māori i roto i ā mātou mahi, hononga me ngā tikanga mahi.

'E ngā kaiwhatu o ngā kete mātauranga,

Tēnei mātou e karanga atu nei ki a koutou.

Nau mai ngā pūkenga, nau mai ngā wheako,

Nau mai ōu koutou ngākau nui ki te ao mātauranga, ki te ao rangahau,

Whakakīia ai ngā kete ki te kōrero a tini, ki ngā moemoeā a mano,

Kia hangaia pai ai te ara mātauranga hei hikoi mā ō tātou tamariki, mā ō tātou mokopuna.'

We are looking for a Kaihautū Māori who is steeped in te ao Māori, understands the lived experiences and aspirations of whānau, hapū and iwi, and who will be a relentless champion for tamariki Māori across the education system.

The Kaihautū Māori will use their recognised expertise to provide strategic and thought leadership to ensure the Curriculum Insights and Progress Study delivers innovative, credible, high-quality, Māori-centred research and advice. The work aims to influence systems thinking and facilitate and contribute to transformational educational change that benefits Māori learners, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

The curriculum insights and progress team acknowledge the generosity of Māori in leading, supporting and contributing to research in Aotearoa me Te Waipounamu. The team are committed to reflecting the aspirations of tamariki Māori, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

Those who express their interest will be invited to a hui to hear about the project, meet the team, learn more about the role, and explore questions that you may have.

About the project

This new position offers a unique opportunity for an experienced educator and/or researcher to lead work at the cutting edge of system transformation. This role is part of a collaboration between the University of Otago (Te Whare Wānanga o Ōtāgo) and the New Zealand Council for Education Research (NZCER), who have been working together to design and implement a new approach to gathering system information about the impact of Te Mātaiaho, the refreshed New Zealand Curriculum. The study is funded by the Ministry of Education, under the working title 'curriculum insights and progress study'.

Mātauranga Māori has greater prominence in Te Mātaiaho than the 2007 New Zealand Curriculum (NZC). This needs to be reflected in assessment and system monitoring. Most Māori learners continue to be in schools that use the New Zealand Curriculum, and this new study needs to ensure that assessment and system monitoring reflect the aspirations of tamariki Māori, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

'Whaowhia te kete mātauranga'

'Fill the basket of knowledge'

The study builds on the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA). It involves a large-scale assessment programme, with the team visiting around two hundred schools each year and collecting data to monitor trends in ākonga achievement. The new, larger, study also includes two additional components. These are the cohort component, which tracks the progress of year-level cohorts in literacy and numeracy, and the Rapid Research Component which involves a panel of schools in nimble and responsive data collection.

This work is important for Aotearoa and Te Waipounamu because the study has a unique focus on developing insights that can be used to enable and support system improvement. These include supports for kaiako to improve teaching and learning.

Come and be a part of the exciting collaboration between the University of Otago and NZCER as we design and implement a new approach to tracking national student achievement under Te Mātaiaho.

We will be holding a hui so you can hear about the project, meet the team, and learn more about the role.

Further details

This is a full-time position. The salary band for this position is $100,000 - $140,000 per annum.

The successful candidate for this position will become a member of the University of Otago team, and will ideally be based either at our offices in Dunedin or working alongside our NZCER partners in Wellington.

To apply, please send your Expression of Interest to nmssa.earu@otago.ac.nz by Sunday 3 March 2024.

Expressing your interest

To express your interest in this role, please provide a statement of up to one page in te reo Māori. Tell us who you are and why you're interested in this role.

Those who express their interest will be invited to a hui to hear about the project, meet the team, learn more about the role, and explore questions that you may have. You can then decide whether to proceed with an application.

The University of Otago is New Zealand's oldest University and has a strong teaching and research tradition and well-established national and international linkages. It is also one of New Zealand's largest universities, with over 20,000 students, assets in excess of $2.0 billion and 4,000 full-time equivalent staff based in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Invercargill.

NZCER is a recognised leader of educational research, evaluation, and development in Aotearoa New Zealand. Established in 1934, NZCER is Aotearoa New Zealand's independent research and development organisation, operating under its own legislation since 1945. The NZCER Act 1972 provides us with a mandate to carry out and disseminate education research, and provide independent information, advice, and assistance. We draw on a rich heritage of, and play an active part in, shaping the future of education. We use the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the founding document of Aotearoa to help us uphold mana Māori in our work, relationships, and ways of working.

Specific enquiries may be directed to:

Sheridan McKinley, Tumu Māori - General Manager Māori, NZCER

Waea | Phone +64 4 802 1621 Īmēra | Email: sheridan.mckinley@nzcer.org.nz

Professor Vivienne Anderson, Dean, College of Education, University of Otago Waea | Phone: +64 3 479 5360 Īmēra | Email: vivienne.anderson@otago.ac.nz

Please send your Expression of Interest to nmssa.earu@otago.ac.nz by Sunday 3 March 2024.

Please do not submit your application through this online platform for this position.

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