Our work on the Te Kawa a Māui Atlas explores several research questions:
- how does spatial representation, mapping and place-based research in the Atlas promote student engagement and learning?
- what role can digital technologies play in student learning and engagement?
- what is the role of collaborative research, peer review and high impact practices (Kuh 2008) on learning?
- how can the Atlas feed back into classroom learning, foster critical thinking and promote higher quality work?
- how does student research in this cultural mapping project contribute to an ‘Indigenous geography’?
The following lists some of the research outputs from this project.
O. Ripeka Mercier, Sarsha-Leigh Douglas, Bruce McFadgen, Megan Hall, Peter Adds, Maria Bargh, Tahu Wilson. Promoting Engagement Through a Student-Built Digital Atlas of Maori Studies. In Laura Wankel, Patrick Blessinger (ed.s) Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Multimedia Technologies. Emerald Publishing. 2013.
Available at - www.emeraldinsight.com/books.htm?chapterid=17084476
Selected Conference Presentations
O. Ripeka Mercier, Sarsha-Leigh Douglas, Meegan Hall, Bruce McFadgen, Peter Adds, Maria Bargh, Tahu Wilson. Promoting Engagement Through a Student-Built School-Wide Digital Atlas of Maori Studies. Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA, January 2013.
Keynote Presentation: O R Mercier (with P Adds, M Hall, S Douglas, B McFadgen and T Wilson) Promoting Student Engagement through a Student-Built Digital Cultural Atlas at the annual Bilingual Multicultural Equity/Education Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, April 2012.
O R Mercier, P Adds, M Hall, Digital ‘Māori Mapping’: Enhancing Learner Engagement Through a Student-Built Atlas. World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Education, Cusco, Peru, August 2011
Adds P, Mercier O, Hall M, Digital Maori Mapping: Enhancing learner engagement through a student-built atlas. Higher Education Research and Development Association (HERDSA) Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, July 2011.
O Mercier, P Adds, T Wilson, M Hall, M Bargh. Te Kawa a Maui Cultural Atlas - Exploring a Landscape Pedagogy at Ako Victoria Symposium, Victoria University of Wellington, April 2011.
Research ReportsBruce McFadgen and Sarsha Leigh Douglas. Report on Te Ikaamaru Bay Archaeological sites for the New Zealand Archaeological Association, forthcoming 2013
Sarsha Leigh Douglas and Bruce McFadgen. Report on Te Ikaamaru Bay Archaeological sites for the Landowner, 2011
Mapping Māori knowledge in Google Earth. Ako Aotearoa Good Practice Publication. forthcoming 2013
Staff Research Projects that Involve Google Earth
Maria Bargh and Sarsha-Leigh Douglas. Māori Voting in Australia. 2012
We gratefully acknowledge research funding from:
Victoria University of Wellington Learning and Teaching Fund 2010, 2013
MANU-Ao Conference Grants 2011, 2012
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Conference Attendance Grant 2011
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Summer Internship 2011
Toihuarewa Summer Scholars Scheme 2010, 2012
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Summer Scholars Scheme 2011, 2012