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Ako Aotearoa launches online self-paced Māori cultural capability courses

28 June 2022

Māori learner success

Our Māori Cultural Capability Pathway is a series of four self-paced online courses that will improve teaching and help tertiary educators create the best environment for Māori learners. Educators will take a deep-dive into Māori values, gain feedback via an assessment, and can be awarded a digital badge.

Ako Aotearoa is pleased to launch the first course in the Māori Cultural Capability Pathway on 1st July. This series opens with the Ako course that explores reciprocal ‘learn-teach’ relationships through a Māori worldview.

Kaihautū Mātauranga Māori, Dr Joe Te Rito, said that this resource is the culmination of 5 years of development and that it will help fulfil the Tertiary Education Commission’s aspirations to improve Māori learner success by improving the understanding of their needs by tertiary educators, and that it is wonderful to launch it during the phase of Matariki.

All courses in the Māori Cultural Capability Pathway are completed online through Pathways Awarua. This means that educators have the flexibility to work where and when they want. Each course is based on one Māori value/methodology containing 4 or 5 kōwae/modules of work to complete.

The four courses are:  

There are no closing dates to complete the assessment for these courses and they will remain open into 2023. Successful participants will be awarded an Ako Aotearoa digital badge.

More information is available on our website and we look forward to enhancing successful learning and teaching for practitioners and educators.