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Kōrero Tahi in a cultural anthropology classroom in Aotearoa New Zealand

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posted on 2022-05-18, 20:24 authored by Lorena GibsonLorena Gibson
In this paper I reflect on my efforts to create an educational common in a cultural anthropology course through kōrero tahi, a procedure for managing group discussions as described by Pākehā anthropologist Dame Joan Metge (2001). Kōrero tahi, a Māori phrase that Metge translates as “talking together, the opposite of talking past each other” (2001: 6), offers a framework for commoning grounded in Māori values and inspired by the vision of partnership implicit in Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the founding document of Aotearoa New Zealand. This seemed ideal for a new course I was to teach at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, ‘Anthropology, Education, and Social Change,’ which was open to undegraduate students from a variety of backgrounds and academic disciplines. In this paper I discuss how we used kōrero tahi to attend to our classroom and the process of learning and teaching anthropology together.

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Gibson, L. (2022, May). Kōrero Tahi in a cultural anthropology classroom in Aotearoa New Zealand. In ASA2022: Anthropology Educates, Online. https://theasa.org/conferences/asa2022/studios#11568.

Conference name

ASA2022: Anthropology Educates

Conference start date

2022-03-14

Conference finish date

2022-11-07

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Abstract; Unpublished Paper

Publication or Presentation Year

2022-05-09

Publication status

Published online

Place of publication

https://theasa.org/conferences/asa2022/studios#11568

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