Relationships - Ako Explored Principle 3 | Jamie Smiler

Published: 24 October 2023

Ako (learning and teaching) requires positive interpersonal relationships.

Jamie Smiler, who sees himself as a Māori educator, embeds relationships with ākonga (learners) at the heart of his practice.

Jamie Smiler - Recipient of a 2022 Te Whatu Kairangi Award.


Ako Explored – Six principles for enhancing learner outcomes in tertiary education

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