Takepu principled approach : a new vision for teaching social work practice in Aotearoa
Akhter, Selina; Leonard, Rose
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Citation:Akhter, S., and Leonard, R. (2014). Takepu principled approach : a new vision for teaching social work practice in Aotearoa. In J. Duke, Mm Henrickson, & L. Beddoe (Eds), Protecting the public - enhancing the profession. Wellington: Social Workers Registration Board. (93-104).
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3151
The purpose of the research reported here was to gather reflections of the learning experience of tauira (students) of Te Tohu Paetahi Ngā Poutoko Whakarara Oranga, Bachelor of Social Work : Biculturalism in Practice (BSW (BIP)) at Te Wānanga o Aorearoa (TWOA). A total of nine tauira (students) interviews were analysed by using kaupapa Māori methods, takepu principles and qualitative research design. The findings revealed that the students felt fulfilled throughout their journeys as ngā takepu (Māori principles, values, and beliefs) principled approach of BSW have awakened (mauri oho) their consciousness of who they are and made them challenge their hegemonic thinking. The findings were discussed In the light of the BSW framework and social work education and practice of Aotearoa.