Applying Te Whare Tapa Whā 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 in the form.

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

11 August 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

Te Whare Tapa Whā (The four dimensions of a person’s wellbeing)

Te Whare Tapa Whā literally means 'the four-sided house', but the figurative meaning refers to the four dimensions that make up a person's wellbeing. 
The four dimensions are: 

Te taha tinana – The physical & health dimension 

Te taha wairua  – The spiritual dimension 

Te taha hinengaro  – The thinking & cognitive dimension 

Te taha whānau  – The social & family dimension 

In adult education, a balanced programme of learning and teaching better ensures that all four dimensions of a learner's well-being are being addressed. 

Learning outcomes 

In this online workshop you will be able to: 

  • gain some deeper insights into Te Whare Tapa Whā as a contemporary Māori philosophy, a learning and teaching methodology, and as it relates to your workplace context 
  • read and respond to some activities relating to Te Whare Tapa Whā 
  • write a short reflective commentary about how Te Whare Tapa Whā could transform your practice in a positive way.  

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)