Boy, we had to think is this workshop!
Lots of conversation around post-colonial theory of literature in Yr13 - which was interesting!
Decolonizing the English classroom - normal use Te Ao Maori in the space.
Whakapapa as literary analysis - more than genealogy, layers of meaning. Relationships beyond the blood types. Everything whakapapas back to Ranginui and Papatuanuku.
Papatuanuku - a model of sustainability, the human connection to the natural world. We all live here - this is a unique way to see the world - links really well to the NZC - especially Level 8.
The woven universe - written post WW2 - Maramaosed some challenging questions - for explain how would you explain the whakapapa of an atom bomb?
Think back of smart phone / computer / bomb etc - they all whakapapa back to Papatuanuku and Ranginui. What happens when you dispose of a smart phone? The idea of recycling and sustainability - most students can actually do this.
The whakapapa of a .....watch
- what components make up a watch?
- what happens when it comes to the end of its life?
The hat -
A very useful and interesting activity 3 different 'readings' - Marxist, feminist, whakapapa
Non commercial magazines - DIY - print excretion of 'punk rock'
Indigenous zines - alternative world view - students speak back
Created for and by young people of colour - see Starling, L.(2016) source - how they can be used to validate world views - as well as fostering creative freedom.
However - we need to create that safe space for students to create. Also there needs to be an awareness of intellectual property - and exploitation of indigenous knowledge.
Zine - templates here - http://greengrubsgardenclub.blogspot.co.nz/search/label/Mihi