Applying Tuakana-Teina in your practice

Event Details

27 April 2022

10:00am - 11:00am


$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

At the end of this workshop participants will have: 

  • deeper insights into the nature of Tuakana-Teina as a traditional Māori cultural philosophy
  • deeper insights into Tuakana-Teina as a contemporary learning and teaching methodology
  • responded to some activities relating to Tuakana-Teina.

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.

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: