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Applying Manaakitanga in building positive relationships in your practice | 16 May 2024

Event Details

16 May 2024

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm


$50 + GST Register

Learn strategies for applying Māori values and methodologies in your practice.

Workshop details

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.

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 

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • recognise and describe Manaakitanga as a traditional Māori cultural philosophy
  • identify and explore applications of Manaakitanga as a contemporary Māori learning and teaching methodology.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is recommended for teaching and learning support practitioners seeking to expand their understanding and practice.

See other available course dates and options for the series.

About the facilitators

Charmaine Tukua – Kaupapa Māori Facilitator

Charmaine Tukua – Kaupapa Māori Facilitator

Mauriora ki a tātou. Ko Taupiri, ko Aoraki ōku maunga. Ko Waikato, ko Waitaki ōku awa. Ko Tainui, ko Ngai Tahu ōku iwi. I tipu ake au ki Ōtautahi, Te Waipounamu.

Charmaine has been a Kai-Whakarite/ Pouako at ARA | Te Pūkenga for 20+ years with experience in Kaupapa Māori and adult education sectors as a pouako, curriculum developer, programme reviewer, researcher, and workshop facilitator.

Charmaine also works for Literacy Aotearoa and has had many roles as a professional learning developer, national trainer, assessor and moderator, focusing on Māori literacy, and adult literacy and numeracy. Charmaine has facilitated workshops and programmes for many organisations with a passion and focus on Te Ao Māori, Kaupapa Māori, Mātauranga Māori, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Kaupapa Māori Research, Māori mental health, and literacy and numeracy.

Dr Mei Winitana – Manager Mātauranga Māori

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 Mātauranga Māori 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.

Ako Aotearoa badges

Participants can earn Ako Aotearoa digital badges as evidence of participation and completion of workshop requirements.

Māori Cultural Capability pathway

After this workshop, participants can pursue the following options to continue their professional development:

Please read these Terms and Conditions before you register.



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