Applying the Āta framework in your practice - Advanced

Event Details

Please note there are no dates currently available for this course, but new dates will be added throughout the year.

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$50 + GST

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 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.

Topics covered

In this advanced workshop explores the Āta Framework and how the use of a T chart (as a mental guide) can enhance the learning teaching experience with adult learners, in the workplace and with visitors.

Learning outcomes

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

  • discuss Āta as a Māori cultural practice
  • apply Bloom’s questioning techniques to enhance the Āta Framework in learning and teaching, and as appropriate in the workplace.

Who is this workshop for

This workshop is for people who are seeking advanced application of the Ᾱta Framework; whether that is with adult learners, in the workplace, or with visitors.

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.

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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