Applying Rangatiratanga in your practice - Advanced

Event Details

24 October 2023

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.

Rangatiratanga (Self-determination of thinking and actions)

Rangatiratanga is a traditional Māori philosophy, value and practice of people exercising their independence, and determining their choices for governing themselves. Rangatiratanga has particular prominence as it is the basis of one of the articles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi (1840), the founding document of Aotearoa New Zealand.

In the contexts of adult education and the workplace, rangatiratanga refers to independent thinking and actions, especially in determining one's decisions for learning and career pathways.

Topics covered:

This advanced workshop explores some deeper insights into rangatiratanga as a traditional Māori philosophy, value and practice especially for iwi. In the context of adult education and the workplace, promoting rangatiratanga with adult learners and work colleagues requires some higher level of skills. We will engage Bloom’s (1954) questioning techniques to identify those some of those skills.

Learning outcomes

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

  • discuss Rangatiratanga as one of the fundamental philosophies of te ao Māori/ the Māori world
  • apply Bloom’s questioning techniques to enhance Rangatiratanga in learning and teaching with adults, and as appropriate in the workplace.

Who is this workshop for? 

This workshop is for people who are seeking to deepen their understanding and practice of Rangatiratanga in adult education as well as in the workplace.

See other available course dates and options for the series.

About the facilitators

Peter Tahere – Lead facilitator

Ko Maungataniwha rāua ko Tongariro ōku maunga. Ko Hokianga rāua ko Taupō-nui-a-Tia ōku moana. Ko Ngāpuhi rāua ko Tūwharetoa ōku iwi.

Peter provides introductory professional learning and development to a cross section of tertiary, public and private sectors. He has extensive experience in education including review and evaluation within the early childhood and school sectors; iwi engagement projects including a secondment to the Tertiary Education Commission. Prior to that he worked in career education and development within the secondary, tertiary and private sectors.

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 a 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, Literacy and Numeracy for adult educators. Charmaine has worked and 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, Literacy and Numeracy.

Charmaine joins our team here at Ako Aotearoa as part of our Māori Cultural Capability Team as a Kaupapa Māori Facilitator.

Dr Mei Winitana – Manager Māori Cultural Capability

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.

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:

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