Ngai Tauira Maori Students


Applying the Āta framework in your practice | 4 Apr 2024 – CANCELLED

Event Details

4 April 2024

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm


$50 + GST

Unfortunately this workshop has been cancelled. We hope to be able to schedule another date for this workshop soon. 

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.

The Āta framework (Thoughtful deliberation before action)

Āta is a traditional Māori value and cultural practice meaning ‘to proceed slowly and with thoughtful deliberation’ (Taina Pohatu, 2004). As a skill for inter-personal relationships, āta signals the person to proceed with some care and consideration.  For example, āta kōrero means to think carefully before speaking.

In adult education the Āta framework presents ways of thinking or deliberating before doing as a valued teaching and learning method. In these ways, Āta contributes to developing respectful relationships between work colleagues and with adult learners. 

Topics covered

This online workshop is an introduction to the Āta Framework as a traditional Māori value and cultural practice; as an enhancement to inter-personal skills; as a contemporary learning and teaching methodology- How? Why? When?; and collectively workshop how to apply the Āta Framework in your practice.

Learning outcomes

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

  • recognise and describe Āta as a Māori value and cultural practice
  • identify and explore applications of Āta as a contemporary learning and teaching methodology.

Who is this workshop for

This workshop is for people who are seeking to expand their understanding and practice of the Āta Framework to enhance their inter-personal skills and 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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