Applying Rangatiratanga in your practice

Event Details

2 June 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.

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 context of adult education, rangatiratanga can refer to the processes of independent thinking and actions, and of being part of determining one's decisions for learning and teaching. Educators can also exercise rangatiratanga by supporting learners by mentoring and guiding them to take control of their career pathway choices. 

Topics covered:

  1.  Rangatiratanga as a traditional Mᾱori philosophy
  2.  Rangatiratanga as one of the Articles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi (1840)
  3.  Tino Rangatiratanga and Maori Sovereignty
  4.  Rangatiratanga as a contemporary Māori philosophy guiding tertiary learning and teaching

Learning outcomes 

In this online workshop you will be able to: 

  • gain some deeper insights about rangatiratanga as a traditional Mᾱori philosophy; within the context of Te Tiriti o Waitangi; within the context of Maori sovereignty: and within the context of tertiary education
  • read and respond to some activities relating to rangatiratanga in tertiary education.

Who is this workshop for? 

This workshop is for people who are seeking to expand their cultural understanding and applied practice of Rangatiratanga as a contemporary learning and teaching methodology. 

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: