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Presentations from Tuia Te Ako 2018 – Ako Aotearoa's sixth national Māori Education Hui. Tuia Te Ako 2018 was co-hosted by New Zealand’s 11 Industry Training Organisations, represented by Te Rautaki Whakarōpū Māori of the Industry Training Federation.

We appreciate all those who helped make Tuia Te Ako 2018 a success, and offer special thanks to our our sponsors and supporters:Te Puni KōkiriITFBCITOCareerforceCompetenzConnexisHITOMITONZ Marine and CompositesPrimary ITOService IQSkills ActiveSkills Org and the Ministry of Social Development.


Key Points to Note:

Tuia Te Ako 2018 featured engaging speakers from across Aotearoa who discussed mahi from industry, education, iwi and community. In addition, interactive workshops were run throughout the event by the 11 industry training organisations.

The event broadened to attract Māori and non-Māori educationalists, teachers, lecturers, pastoral carers, policy & programme developers, researchers, training practitioners throughout New Zealand and all people interested in advancing achievement of Māori.

Tuia Te Ako 2018 also invited tauira Māori, job seekers, prospective students, tertiary education institutions, employers and community groups from across the South Auckland region and beyond to meet with Māori role models, business people, employers, employees, trainers, tutors as well as apprentices and other learners. We believe that this was a prime opportunity to inspire our rangatahi to aspire to become a skilled and employed tradesperson, ultimately becoming employers and business people themselves.

Overarching theme

The key theme for Tuia Te Ako 2018 was: Ararau – Vocational Pathways to Māori Learner Success.

Within this theme, we had guiding kaupapa for each day:

  • TE RĀ 1:  ‘Whanaungatanga’ with iwi, communities, educators, and employers to develop good practice models in vocational pathways for Māori learner success
  • TE RĀ 2:  ‘Manaakitanga’ is integrated into all aspects of Māori learners educational and Māori educators career journeys in and beyond tertiary education e.g. guidelines and processes are culturally appropriate for Māori and accessible to Māori learners and educators
  • TE RĀ 3:  ‘Whakamanatanga’ of Māori learners and Māori educators through empowering, protecting, respecting, and valuing them, their whānau, hapū, iwi, and hapori Māori generally (Uara 4, Te Tauākī Ako)

History of Tuia Te Ako

In August 2010 the inaugural Māori tertiary education hui, Tuia Te Ako, was held at Pipitea marae, Wellington. It was agreed that there was a need for such a gathering for Māori educators to come together to reflect on and share aspects of tertiary teaching and learning and that the event would be an ideal forum to discuss and share existing models of good teaching practice with a focus on assisting whānau, hapū, iwi, and Māori communities to achieve their aspirations.


Supporting lifelong learning through learner agency in literacy & numeracy education

Damon Whitten, ALN Effective Practice Model Project Lead at Ako Aotearoa, discusses how integrating learner agency within language, literacy, and numeracy provision can prepare adults for liflelong learning - something that is vital in this time of radically changing national and global economic, technological, and health environments.

  • 1 August 2018
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Tuia Te Ako 2018 | Day two

A video summary and presentation slides from day two of Tuia Te Ako 2018.

  • 2 August 2018
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Tuia Te Ako 2018 | Day three

A video summary and presentation slides from day three of Tuia Te Ako 2018.

  • 3 August 2018
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Conference Resource

Tuia Te Ako 2018 | Handbook

Handbook from Tuia Te Ako 2018 - Ako's Māori education hui.

  • 1 August 2018
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