THE POLITICS OF LEARNING
Victoria University of Wellington
20-23 November 2016
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Nōku anō te takapau wharanui
The takapau wharanui is a ceremonial whāriki traditionally woven for the many different types of occasions and events, often evolving especially for the occasion. It is a fusion of the traditional knowledge/s and tikanga with the contemporary happenings of life and beyond. The metaphor of the takapau wharanui is summoned here to be representative of the ability of the person grounded in their rangatiratanga to fashion their own patterns and meanings of life through the knowledge transfer that materialises in the design and patterning of their takapau wharanui. It is fundamentally representative of the power that is inherent in all of us to be the architects of our own lives, to leave a legacy and fashion the future.
About the Conference
Te Whare Wānanga o te Ūpoko o te Ika, Victoria University of Wellington is the host for this year’s NZARE conference. We warmly welcome academic colleagues, researchers, students, and educators to join us in November for three days of stimulating, interesting, challenging, and enriching presentations, discussions and collaborative reflection. The conference whakatauki calls upon us to consider ways in which we draw upon both traditional and contemporary knowledge in order to enrich and support the growth and integrity of our research, ourselves, and the learners we serve.
We are excited to present a range of speakers who will provoke our thinking and our practice in accordance with the conference theme, ‘the politics of learning’. Nō reira, nau mai, haere mai, ki tēnei hui ā-tau o Te Hunga Rangahau Mātauranga o Aotearoa.
Jenny Ritchie, Conference Convenor
Heleen Visser, NZARE President
Prof Gert Biesta, University of Brunel, London, UK
Prof Kabini Sanga, Victoria University of Wellington
Prof Helen May (Herbison Lecture), University of Otago
Moana Jackson, Maori Law Commission
Dr Gary Miron, Western Michigan University
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