Angus Macfarlane is Professor of Māori Research at the University of Canterbury. He is an experienced educator and practitioner and has been an advisor and professional development provider for Special Education Services and the Ministry of Education on a number of national projects. His interest is the exploration of cultural concepts and strategies that affect positively on professional practice, on which he published widely.
In 2010 Angus was presented with the Tohu Pae Tawhiti Award to acknowledge his significant contribution to Māori research. His most recent book, Responsive Pedagogy, was published in October 2011.
He is the Principal Investigator on the Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga project Ka Awatea: An iwi case study of Māori students experiencing success.
Internship projectProject commenced:
Intern: Hana Skerrett-White
Supervisor: Professor Angus Hikairo Macfarlane
University of Canterbury
Full projectProject commenced:
Practices of Sustenance: Collaborative explorations into the contours of wellness: Cultural reflections and contentions
The overarching questions for this NPM Platform Project are:
Full project Kia Ārohi Kia Mārama - Scoping ExcellenceProject commenced:
This proposed research will undertake a co-generative process with our community and collaborating researchers to scope and develop specific research questions that would form the basis of individual applications to three funding bodies. However, our meetings to date have broader research questions that have been discussed so far include:
This Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga project incorporates most of the secondary schools and wharekura within the Rotorua school zone. From the literature, data gathered, and the matching and discussion of this information; the research team’s aim is that educators, parents and whānau will better understand the nature of teaching, learning and home socialisation patterns that support Māori student success.