Applying Tuakana -Teina in your practice

Event Details

This online course will be run based on demand. Please pre-register your interest by clicking the Register button and filling out the form.

Once we have received sufficient registrations of interest we will send a link to confirm registration and for you to make payment.

24 July 2020

12.15pm – 1.15pm


$50 +GST Register

Course details

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

Tuakana -Teina (Older - younger)

Tuakana-teina is a traditional Māori cultural philosophy and practice, and literally refers to a relationship between an older and younger sibling. 

Adapted for adult education, tuakana-teina has gained new meanings, like when comparing 'experienced-inexperienced', or 'trained-untrained' people. Depending on the context, the educator can become a learner, and at times the learner can assume the educator role. 

Learning outcomes 

In this online workshop you will be able to: 

  • gain some deeper insights into the nature of tuakana-teina as a contemporary Māori value and cultural practice, and as a learning and teaching methodology 
  • read and respond to some activities relating to tuakana-teina 
  • reflect on, and write a personal commentary about tuakana-teina in your workplace practice with a colleague or adult learner. 

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)