Whakatipuranga Arapiki Ako
Supporting learners, Educational outcomes, Māori learner success, Adult and community education, Literacy and numeracy skills, Cultural Capability Pathways Foundation and Bridging Education
A project report prepared by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, which concludes the sector-wide consultation at Māori Literacy hui held during 2010. It synthesises the key messages and themes from the hui, and reports on the outcomes.
Key Points to Note:
- Māori history and atua stories include a huge range of literacies which are metaphors for ‘real life’ situations and understandings.
- To get full engagement from Māori learners, more Māori tutors are needed, whānau are encouraged to actively participate in decision making and all tutors must have a level of cultural awareness.
- Different teaching and tutoring methods need to be employed; teachers would benefit from professional development about delivering innovative, exciting and engaging programmes with safe cultural connections.