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This PowerPoint looks at the reasons for cultural considerations in flexible learning in terms of Indigenous peoples and their experiences of colonisation and oppression. It then considers the......

This PowerPoint looks at the reasons for cultural considerations in flexible learning in terms of Indigenous peoples and their experiences of colonisation and oppression. It then considers the Treaty of Waitangi as a framework for considering cultural needs in flexible learning environments.

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  • 1. Cultural considerations in flexible learning Kate Timms-Dean, EDC Kate Timms-Dean, Otago Polytechnic 2009
  • 2. The international context Historical overview of the New Zealand context Application of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) to flexible learning Kate Timms-Dean, Otago Polytechnic 2009
  • 3. The international context
    • Similar experiences amongst Indigenous and minority peoples around the world, including:
      • Colonisation
      • Oppression
      • Language decline
      • Cultural contraction
      • Resource depletion
    Farmer_Angel. (2007). Oppression . Accessed on May 22, 2009, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/10260033@N08/965392377/ . Kate Timms-Dean, Otago Polytechnic 2009
  • 4. The international context
    • Evidence that supports the idea that these experiences contribute to:
      • Alienation from mainstream, “western” structures and institutions
      • Cultural dislocation and language loss
      • Poor educational attainment
      • Low socio-economic status
    Kate Timms-Dean, Otago Polytechnic 2009
  • 5. The New Zealand context
    • Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi 1840
      • An agreement between Queen Victoria and M ā ori rangatira (chiefs)
      • Signed in 1840
      • Two different versions
        • English version
        • M ā ori version
    deb sidelinger. (2006). te tiriti o waitangi . Accessed on May 22, 2009 from, http://www.flickr.com/photos/debsidelinger/101506866/ . Kate Timms-Dean, Otago Polytechnic 2009
  • 6. The New Zealand context
    • The English version
      • Chiefs give sovereignty to the Queen
      • The Queen guarantees the chiefs’ ownership of lands, resources and possessions
      • If M ā ori want to sell land, they must sell to the Queen or her agent
      • M ā ori are given the rights of British subjects
    Kate Timms-Dean, Otago Polytechnic 2009
  • 7. Political implications of the English version Kate Timms-Dean, Otago Polytechnic 2009
  • 8. The New Zealand context
    • The M ā ori version
      • Chiefs give complete governance to the Queen
      • The Queen guarantees the chiefs’ full authority over lands, villages and treasures
      • If M ā ori want to sell land, they can sell to the Queen or her agent at an agreed price
      • M ā ori are granted the same rights as the people of England
    Kate Timms-Dean, Otago Polytechnic 2009
  • 9. Political implications of the M ā ori version Kate Timms-Dean, Otago Polytechnic 2009
  • 10. Application of Te Tiriti to flexible learning
    • The articles of Te Tiriti:
      • Governance
      • Authority
      • Equity
    Stephen Glauser. (2009). Treaty house @ Waitangi . Accessed on May 22, 2009, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/glauser/3342585195/ . Kate Timms-Dean, Otago Polytechnic 2009
  • 11. Application of Treaty articles
    • Governance
      • Consideration of cultural needs in the development, delivery, assessment and evaluation of flexible learning
    GIALIAT. (2008). warning . Accessed on May 22, 2009, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/gialiat/2159415478/ . Kate Timms-Dean, Otago Polytechnic 2009
  • 12. Application of Treaty articles
    • Authority
      • Recognition of cultural property rights
      • Consultation with appropriate cultural representatives in development and delivery of flexible learning
    -Kerryn-. (2007). Waitangi . Accessed on May 22, 2009, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/kerrynz/381504122/ . Kate Timms-Dean, Otago Polytechnic 2009
  • 13. Application of Treaty articles
    • Equity
      • Equitable access, retention and success in flexible learning
      • Consideration of equity issues in development, delivery, assessment, evaluation and reflection
    phinaphantasy. (2007). Comprehension-Understanding . Accessed on October 28, 2008, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/phinaphantasy/1797951401/ . Kate Timms-Dean, Otago Polytechnic 2009
  • 14. References
    • Ivison, D., Patton, P. & Sanders, W. (eds.). (2000). Political theory and the rights of Indigenous peoples . Cambridge, Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
    • Treaty Resource Centre. (2007). Te Tiriti o Waitangi . Auckland, New Zealand: Treaty Resource Centre.
    Kate Timms-Dean, Otago Polytechnic 2009