Self-directed: Whanaungatanga Course | Open until Oct 2024

Event Details

1 February 2024

31 October 2024


$150 + GST Register

Course outline

This online course is designed to support Māori cultural awareness and practice of the Māori value, practice and learning/ teaching methodology of Whanaungatanga (relationships /relationship-building). Engage in the three 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 Jenny Harlow (University of Canterbury) and Virginia Watson (Dive Otago) talk about their 'biggest takeaway' from the MCC courses.

Learning outcomes

After participating in this course, participants can expect to:

  1. Gain a better understanding of and ability to apply Māori learning and teaching methodologies, especially those relating to 'Whanaungatanga'.
  2. Receive an Ako Aotearoa digital badge for successful completion of the assessment task

Who is this course for?

Practitioners and educators with some knowledge of the concept of 'Whanaungatanga' 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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