CLeaR Fellows 2018 – Dr Nancy November
Pathways to the Past: Fostering Effective Pedagogies for Māori and Pasifika Students in the Historical Disciplines
Nancy November is a lecturer in musicology at the University of Auckland. Her research and teaching interests centre on the music of the late eighteenth century: aesthetics, analysis, and performance history and practices. She recently completed a monograph entitled Beethoven’s Theatrical Quartets: Opp. 59, 74, and 95 (2013); a further book entitled Cultivating String Quartets in Beethoven’s Vienna will be published by Boydell Press this year. The present talk is part of her Marsden-funded project on ‘Cultivating Chamber Music in Beethoven’s Vienna’.
“Pathways to the Past: Fostering Effective Pedagogies for Māori and Pasifika Students in the Historical Disciplines”
History studies promote vital skills for all students, allowing them to see history as open to their knowledge, critique and ownership. Yet few Māori and Pasifika students enrol in history-based courses at university, and their pass rates are typically low. We propose that choosing appropriate pedagogies is crucial in order to change this situation. We employ Kaupapa Māori and Pasifika methodology to better understand Māori and Pasifika students’ characteristic ways of knowing and learning in the historical disciplines. This will enable us to develop pedagogies to foster historical literacies and improve educational outcomes for Māori and Pasifika students in these disciplines.