Senior lecturer returns to WiPCE

24 February 2014

Sophie Nock

Waikato representation: Sophie Nock will be presenting at this year’s WiPCE is held at the Kapiʻolani Community College on Oʻahu in Hawaiʻi.

When the University of Waikato co-hosted the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WiPCE) in 2005, Sophie Nock was among the presenters.

She’s among the presenters again this year, when WiPCE is held at the Kapiʻolani Community College on Oʻahu in Hawaiʻi from May 19-24, thanks to a Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga travel award in indigenous development.

The theme of WiPCE this year is E Mau Ana Ka Moʻolelo: Our Narratives Endure, which organisers says “is an edict to us that we commit to perpetuating our cultures through the transmission of our rituals and the stories that came from our breath”.

Sophie, a senior lecturer in te reo Māori in the School of Māori and Pacific Development, will present three papers at the conference, two around the teaching of te reo Māori in English-medium secondary schools and one on survey responses from Te Tohu Paetahi students.

The language papers tie in with her PhD research into how te reo Māori is taught in English-medium secondary schools which she will submitting next month.

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