Self-directed: Ako Course | Open until Oct 2024

Event Details

Open from:
1 February 2024

Last enrolments by:
31 October 2024


$150 + GST Register

Course outline

This online course is designed to support Māori cultural awareness and practice of the Māori learning/ teaching methodology of Ako (learn-teach). Engage in the six multi-media kōwae/ modules of work in your own time and place. Complete the assessment task (based on reflective practice of an aspect of your work practice) to earn a digital badge.

Video: Listen to Virginia Watson (Dive Otago) talk about what she gained from completing the self-directed Ako course.


Learning outcomes

After participating in this course, participants can expect to 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 some knowledge of the concept of 'Ako' in a tertiary teaching/learning context. Basic understanding of te reo Māori would be an advantage.

About us

Dr Mei Winitana
Mei Winitana

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

Liza Kohunui is the talented assessor of these Self-directed courses. She brings an extensive background in tertiary evaluation and quality assurance and workshop facilitation.


Ako Aotearoa Badges
Ako Aotearoa digital badge

Participants will earn an Ako Aotearoa digital badge (like this at right) as evidence of reflective practice in relation to Māori Cultural Capability.


Please read these Terms and Conditions before you register.



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