Applying Manaakitanga in building positive relationships 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.

20 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

Manaakitanga (caring/ uplifting each other)

Manaakitanga is a Māori value and cultural practice that describes the way people demonstrate respect, care and consideration of each other.  

In adult education, manaakitanga is conceptualised as a learning and teaching methodology. As a methodology, it is about uplifting the personal mana of other people by practising care, courtesy and consideration. These acts of manaakitanga contribute to developing an open and positive environment to work and learn in, and can be seen and felt in the interpersonal relationships between work colleagues; with visitors; between educators and learners; and between learners. 

Learning outcomes 

In this online workshop you will be able to: 

  • gain some deeper insights into manaakitanga as a traditional Māori philosophy, a learning and teaching methodology, and as it relates to your work context 
  • read and respond to some activities about manaakitanga 
  • write a short reflective commentary about manaakitanga in your workplace practice with colleagues or adult learners. 

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)