ONLINE WORKSHOP, ALNACC
Applying Ako in your practice
Learn strategies for applying Māori values and methodologies in your practice.
This workshop is one of a series of seven. Watch a short video introduction to the series, or find out more and book other workshops here.
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 ākonga 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.
- Ako as a traditional Māori value and cultural practice.
- Ako as a contemporary learning and teaching methodology.
- Some ways to apply Ako in your practice.
At the end of this workshop participants will:
- have gained 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.
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is for people who are seeking to expand their understanding and practice of Ako as a contemporary learning and teaching methodology.
About the facilitators
Kia ora tātou katoa! He uri ahau i ngā iwi katoa o te waka o Mataatua, Ngāti Ruapani ki Waikaremoana, me Taranaki Whānui ki Waiwhetu. Tihei mauriora!
Mei is Kaiwhakahaere Māori Cultural Capability at Ako Aotearoa, with extensive experience in the adult education sector. As a researcher, a resource developer and an experienced workshop facilitator, she works in several collaborative projects focusing on literacy, numeracy, and cultural capability for tertiary practitioners and educators; co-designing of iwi/tribal training and education plans; cultural strategic planning with organisations; development of a suite of Māori cultural capability resources with digital badges.
Ko Te Arawa me Tūhoe ōku iwi, Ko Lisa Kohunui ahau!
Liza is currently the Literacy/Numeracy Co-ordinator for foundation level courses at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. She is also one of a group of workshop facilitators contracted by Ako Aotearoa. With extensive experience in the tertiary sector, Liza has delivered programmes with the Department of Corrections and at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.
Ako Aotearoa badges
Participants can earn Ako Aotearoa digital badges as evidence of participation and completion of workshop requirements.
Māori Cultural Capability (MCC) pathway
After this workshop, participants can pursue the following options to continue their professional development:
- free MCC online modules with Pathways Awarua
- further MCC independent learning with Ako Aotearoa to achieve digital badges
- TEO in-house workshops customised for your organisation by Ako Aotearoa.