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Applying Te Whare Tapa Whā in your practice | 18 Apr 2024 – CANCELLED

Event Details

18 April 2024

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm


$50 + GST

Unfortunately this workshop has been cancelled. Another workshop has been scheduled for 11 July 2024

Please see our full calendar of professional learning opportunities for other available courses.


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.

Te Whare Tapa Whā (The four dimensions of a person’s wellbeing)

Te Whare Tapa Whā  literally means 'the four-sided house', but symbolically refers to the four dimensions that make up a person's wellbeing.  The four dimensions are:

  1. Te taha tinana – The physical and health dimension
  2. Te taha wairua – The spiritual dimension
  3. Te taha hinengaro – The thinking and cognitive dimension
  4. Te taha whānau – The social and family dimension

In adult education, a balanced programme of learning and teaching better ensures that all four dimensions of a learner's well-being are being addressed.

Topics covered

This online workshop is an introduction Te Whare Tapa Whā as a traditional Māori value and cultural practice and as a contemporary learning and teaching methodology. We will explore some ways to apply the Te Whare Tapa Whā as a planning template in your practice and the kinds of questions you might ask to guide your planning and teaching.

Learning outcomes

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

  • recognise and describe the four traditional Māori concepts that inform the Te Whare Tapa Whā framework
  • identify and explore applications of the Te Whare Tapa Whā framework as a contemporary Māori learning and teaching methodology.

Who is this workshop for?

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

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:

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