Applying Ako in your practice
A one hour online session adapted from the modules within our Māori Cultural Capability Pathway.
This workshop is one in a series of seven. For information on the other workshops in this series, please see Applying Māori Cultural Capability.
Ako (learning/ teaching)
Ako is a traditional Māori value and cultural practice that means both 'to learn' and 'to teach'. In this way, a kaiako is a teacher, and an akonga is a learner.
Conceptualised as a contemporary learning and teaching methodology in tertiary education, ako is similar to the reciprocal learning and teaching methodology. This practice occurs between people who are sharing skills and knowledge within a specific vocational context.
In this online workshop you will be able to:
- gain some deeper insights into ako, as both a contemporary Māori value and cultural practice, and as a current learning and teaching methodology
- respond to some activities about ako
- write a short reflective commentary about ako in your workplace practice.
Participants can earn Ako Aotearoa digital badges as evidence of participation and completion of course requirements.
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is recommended for teaching and learning support practitioners seeking to expand their understanding and practice, as well as more experienced practitioners seeking to extend or verify their understanding and practice as well as a relevant specialisation. (Tapatoru Pūkenga Papa Rua and Papa Toru – Level 2 / 3)