Ako Course | Self-paced, online learning on Pathways Awarua

Event Details

Registrations CLOSED


$150 + GST

Course outline

Self-paced learning on Pathways Awarua, with an assessment task that will be marked.

Topics covered

Registered participants examine four kōwae/modules of work related to the Māori concept of 'Ako' (Learning-Teaching).

The four modules relate to:

  1. Ako – a contemporary learning-teaching methodology and educational practice referring to reciprocal relationships
  2. Āta Framework – refers to ‘āta’, a Māori value reconceptualised to develope respectful relationships between people
  3. Te Whare Tapa Whā - a contemporary cultural concept meaning the four dimensions of a person's well-being
  4. Tuakana-Teina - a Māori philosophy reconceptualised and referring to a relationship between an older and younger sibling

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, registered participants would have:

  1. Worked through the multi-media activities in the four Ako modules
  2. Completed and submitted the assessment task.

Upon successful completion of the online interactive activities, the participant will submit an assessment task for marking by an assessor to qualify for a digital badge.

Who is this course for?

Practitioners and educators with minimal knowledge of the concept of 'Ako' in a tertiary teaching/learning context. Some basic understanding of te reo Māori would be an advantage.

About the facilitators

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

Liza Kohunui is the contracted assessor for the series. Liza has extensive experience in the tertiary sector, and has delivered programmes for core Government and education sector organisations.

Ako Aotearoa Badges

Participants can achieve a valuable Ako Aotearoa digital badge as evidence of reflective practice in relation to Māori Cultural Capability.


Ako Aotearoa, through Pathways Awarua.