About the series

The cultural capability pathways support educators to deliver high-quality teaching and learning that is more culturally-appropriate for our Māori and Pacific students, with four kōwae/modules available throughout the year.

Who are these courses for?

The four kōwae are designed for practitioners and educators with minimal knowledge of these concepts in a tertiary teaching/learning context. Some basic understanding of te reo Māori would be an advantage.

The modules

  • Ako - Enhancing the mana of others/Hospitality (from July 2022)
  • Manaakitanga - Relationships (from October 2022)
  • Rangatiratanga - Power, authority and control (from February 2023)
  • Whanaungatanga - Learning and Teaching (from April 2023)

About the facilitators

Liza Kohunui is the Literacy Numeracy Expert at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and has extensive experience in the tertiary sector. She has delivered programmes for core Government and education sector organisations.

Dr Mei Winitana is the Kaiwhakahaere Māori/ Manager of Māori Cultural Capability at Ako Aotearoa. She has extensive experience in tertiary education in training and development and workshop facilitation.

Ako Aotearoa Badges

Participants can earn Ako Aotearoa digital badges as evidence of participation and completion of course requirements.

Taking that next step in your professional learning and development is easy with Ako Aotearoa. Everything is evidence-based, practical, high-quality, effective and sustainable.

In response to the current challenges of delivering “face-to-face” events, our range of PLD is delivered online - workshops and courses, many with digital badges awarded on completion:

  1. In-house Learning and Development (currently online only until further notice)
    We can come to you to deliver in-house professional development. Contact us to discuss your needs and budget. 
  2. Public Online Workshops
    Register for one of our public workshops scheduled throughout the year. So many topics to choose from! 
  3. Ako Talks and webinars
    These online sessions deliver bite-sized information about current topics of interest to educators. Dates and topics are announced on social media and in our Community section and monthly e-news.