Academic journal article Journal of Physical Education New Zealand

Te Reo Kori Continues to Grow

Academic journal article Journal of Physical Education New Zealand

Te Reo Kori Continues to Grow

Article excerpt

Incorporating Maori movement into the physical education curriculum is proving to be very successful. Six Te Reo Kori workshops have been held throughout the North Island since April and continue to draw many participants.

The workshops develop knowledge and skills in Te Reo Kori, a Maori perspective of physical education, by using an action-packed practical component exploring poi, haka action songs, games, and jump rope. The philosophy of Maori movement education is examined, allowing teachers to develop movement skills, language, and tikanga that will be passed on to future generations.

Workshop participants rate the content and presentation of the courses as excellent and comment that it is useful and fun to find practical ways of incorporating Te Reo into their classroom programmes.

Te Reo Kori has been developed over the past six years through Te Roopu Puaawaitanga. The Maori executive of PENZ has driven a number of initiatives to provide professional resource development.

Some exciting trends are becoming apparent. Teachers are now aware that Te Reo Kori is the preferred area of delivery for the underlying concept of Hauora, which clearly underpins the new curriculum document. …

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