Applying Manaakitanga in building positive relationships in your practice

Event Details

19 May 2022

12:15 - 1:15pm


$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 

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.

Who is this workshop for?

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

About the facilitators

Mei Winitana

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.

Liza Kohunui

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: