L1WHA

Level 1 Whakairo

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Kingi

This course is available for students from Year 9 through to Year 13.

Graduate profile: (What qualities/additional skills learners will achieve by taking this course?)
This qualification is intended for people seeking some operational and theoretical knowledge, consistent with tikanga and reo, across a range of Ngā Toi art forms. Graduates of this qualification will contribute to New Zealand by applying a broad range of skills and knowledge across a range of Ngā Toi art forms. Graduates will have a set of knowledge and skills at an introductory level, and will be able to work independently under limited supervision. They will learn to apply understanding of artistic and creative processes to produce project briefs across a range of Toi Māori, explore own Ngā Toi work and the work of others to identify artistic variation and evolution, achieve the objectives of project briefs to produce art works across a range of Toi Māori, and demonstrate introductory art form practices in artistic and creative processes, tikanga, and project management, across a range of Toi Māori.

Possible Career/ Vocational Pathway(s): (What career pathways are related to this course?)
The qualification provides a pathway for those seeking to improve or further develop their skills and knowledge in Ngā Toi. Graduates may progress to New Zealand Certificate in Ngā Toi (Whakairo/Ngā Mahi ā te Whare Pora/Toi Ataata/Mau Rākau/Māori Performing Arts) (Level 4).

Learning outcomes/Assessment links:
Students will learn to apply understanding of artistic and creative processes to produce project briefs across a range of Toi Māori, explore own Ngā Toi work and the work of others to identify artistic variation and evolution, achieve the objectives of project briefs to produce art works across a range of Toi Māori and to demonstrate introductory art form practices in artistic and creative processes, tikanga, and project management, across a range of Toi Māori.

Relevant standards will be added in 2021.

Progression: (What courses does this course lead to?)
Progression will be the next year level. New Zealand Certificate in Nga Toi Level 3 (Begins in Level 1 and works up to Level 3 and 4).

Vocational/Industry links: (What vocational or industry learning experiences will be included in this course?)
Te Aurere, Kauri Unearthed - waka building, Te Puia.

Contextualised contexts: (What local, cultural, real-life content is involved in this course?)
Te Whakaruruhau.

Teaching and Learning Approaches: (How will I learn in this course?)

Students will learn:

  • the techniques and skills required to transmit Māori concepts and kōrero (narratives) through carving and to create different taonga Māori (treasures)
  • about the materials used in traditional carving as well as practice in drawing and painting
  • how to produce carving in our tribal styles
  • how to design and manufacture pou, as well as taonga, long and short hand weapons
  • about waka functions, spirituality, design and manufacture
  • the historical and spiritual significance of Taonga and manufacture including Taonga pūoro (Māori instruments)
  • the historical and spiritual significance of customary practices used by tūpuna (ancestors)
  • functions and manufacture of whare
  • how to select logs and the appropriate ceremonies to accompany this selection.


Resource Requirements

Level 1-3 Assessor booklet and student booklets are available.

Pathway

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