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Applying Tuakana-Teina in your practice | 21 Mar 2024

Event Details

21 March 2024

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.

Tuakana-Teina (Older-Younger)

Tuakana-Teina is a traditional Māori cultural philosophy and practice; also literally referring to the relationship between an older and younger sibling or close family members like cousins.

Adapted for adult education, Tuakana-Teina has gained new meanings when describing the relationship between 'experienced-inexperienced', or 'trained-untrained' people. Depending on the context, the educator can become a learner, and at times the learner can assume the educator role.

Topics covered

  • The concept of Tuakana-Teina (Older-Younger) as a traditional Māori cultural philosophy and practice.
  • How the concept can be adapted for contemporary adult contexts.

Learning outcomes

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

  • recognise and describe Tuakana-Teina as a traditional Māori cultural philosophy
  • identify and explore applications of Tuakana-Teina 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 Tuakana-Teina 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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