Te Aka the Māori dictionary defines kaupapa Māori as:

Māori approach, Māori topic, Māori customary practice, Māori institution, Māori agenda, Māori principles, Māori ideology - a philosophical doctrine, incorporating the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values of Māori society.

This professional development theme involves both theoretical and practical elements for all subject specialties to consider the integration of kaupapa Māori in diverse domains of knowledge. Examination of the elements involved includes developing a rationale for acknowledging the unique context of Aotearoa/New Zealand, modelling tikanga Māori where appropriate, and integration of Māori perspectives into the tertiary learning environment.

If you are interested in learning more about Integrating Kaupapa Maori, there is a paper on this topic is regularly offered as part of the PGCert in Tertiary Teaching and Learning. For further details, please contact cettladmin@waikato.ac.nz.

Selected books on integrating kaupapa Māori

Hall, M. & Jerram, K. (2011). A Guide to teaching Māori content in university courses. Retrieved from http://www.cad.vuw.ac.nz/wiki/images/1/1c/teachingm%C4%81oricontentbooklet.pdf

Marsden, M. & Henare, T.A. (1992). Kaitiakitanga: A definitive introduction to the holistic world view of the Māori. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of the Environment.

Marsden, M. (1993). God, man and universe: A Māori view. In M. King (Ed.) Te ao hurihuri: Aspects of Māoritanga. Auckland, New Zealand: Penguin Group (NZ).

Pere, R. (1994). Ako: Concepts and learning in Māori tradition. Wellington, New Zealand: Te Kohanga Reo National Trust.