Professor Margie Kahukura Hohepa

Margie Hohepa

Associate Dean Māori


Bilingualism; Indigenous Education; Maori Education

Qualifications: PhD, MA, BA, DipT

Iwi: Te Māhurehure, Ngāpuhi, Te Ātiawa

Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Hohepa, Prof Margie 7874 mkhohepa TT.3.06B Te Hononga Curriculum and Pedagogy

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Papers Taught

About Margie

Margie teaches in Māori education undergraduate and graduate courses and supervises honours, masters and doctoral research students across a range of Māori education topics.  She has taught in primary school and kōhanga reo settings. Her field of research is also Māori education framed by Kaupapa Māori, with a particular interest in Māori medium education. Recent research projects have focused on Māori medium initial teacher education and on kōhanga-kura transitions.

Research Interests

Māori medium education, Kaupapa Māori education, bilingualism, biliteracy

Recent Publications

  • Bateman, A., Hohepa, M., & Bennett, T. (2017). Indigenizing outdoor play in New Zealand: A conversation analysis approach. In T. Waller, E. Arlemalm-Hagser, E. B. H. Sandseter, L. Lee-Hammond, K. Lekies, & S. Wyver (Eds.), SAGE Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning (pp. 530-542). SAGE.

  • Hohepa, M., Paki, V., Peters, S., Gilbert, T., Hawksworth, L., Olliver, D., . . . Hakaraia, T. (2017). Riariakina ō rongo hirikapo From kōhanga reo to kura. Teaching & Learning Research Initiative. Retrieved from

  • Hohepa, M., & Paki, V. (2017). Māori medium education and transition to school. In N. Ballam, B. Perry, & A. Garpelin (Eds.), Pedagogies of Educational Transitions (pp. 95-111). Switzerland: Springer Nature.

  • Hohepa, M., & McIntosh, L. (2017). Transition to school for indigenous children. In N. Ballam, B. Perry, & A. Garpelin (Eds.), Pedagogies of Educational Transitions (pp. 77-93). Switzerland: Springer Nature.

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