237.130 Independent Study Session #8

Session 8: Kaupapa and ethics

Task

Kaupapa Māori and Ethics: Write a short entry (200 word guide) that puts the rules and relational guidelines in your own words.

Response

The Māori view reads more like an individual ethical framework. It feels like it’s about being a good person. The Massey framework is more what I’d call a traditional ethical framework. It describes a set of principles and rules that everyone should follow, and makes it less about your individual feelings or desires to sense and do the “right things”, and more just checklist types of items that you can tick off. The Massey framework does ask that people think carefully about the framework, but it feels a little different from the Māori approach, which seems to be more about thinking more deeply about yourself and your approach to the world rather than just keeping the framework in your head.