Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te i Te Reo Māori – Kura Auraki
Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māoriin English-medium Schools: Years 1-13
Pepeha is a way of introducing oneself.
Using a set structure it identifies who we are, where we’re from and where we belong. Pepeha is used in a Māori context and has a formal basis, but the idea is universal.This resource was made to help learners understand the relevance of the pepeha through the pepeha of Matua Hēmi.Sometimes pepeha can be recited easily but the ākonga don’t actually know what they are explaining.
The resource comes with templates and explanations to help kaiako and ākonga.
There are also visuals for us visual learners too!
Pepeha format can vary from iwi to iwi and there are often interesting reasons for this.
For many tauiwi it is a long journey and process to refine their pepeha to make it fit the most authentic way for them.
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I’m sure this will be of help to you and your learners!