He Taunga Waka 2017
For 2017, two types of He Taunga Waka workshops, 'Ako, Aro and Whanaungatanga' and 'Pasifika Wave', are available for tertiary education organisations (TEOs) delivering programmes across the foundation sector.
In 2016 He Taunga Waka delivered 45 free workshops to approximately 600 educators working in the foundation sector. These workshops were delivered nationally with a mix of public and inhouse offerings available.
Over the last two years Ako Aotearoa celebrates the successful delivery of nearly 100 interactive workshops (How to engage Māori and Pasifika learners) to over 1000 educators. Evident from those workshops is an overwhelming request for educators to build on, and enhance their knowledge, understanding and practices pertaining to Māori and Pasifika cultural competencies.
- The He Taunga Waka team are leading a new impetus focussed on cultural competencies; consisting of a limited number of workshops. Educator-focussed workshops customise delivery around cultural competencies of educators; and the PLD workshops provide professional discussions for senior and middle management around cultural competencies for their organisation. A new type of workshop is being offered which showcases the Māori contextual questions, as an option provided within the ALNAT online assessment tool. Called ‘Te Ᾱta Hāpara’, we are trialling these in the sector now, ready for wider delivery in the foundation-level of the tertiary sector in 2018.
- Our TEC contract also involves an extensive project developing Māori and Pasifika Cultural Competency(s) Pathway(s) as part of a qualifications framework for foundation-level educators, working collaboratively with a number of sector groups, and TEOs, including ITOs and PTEs. We are also scoping how these cultural competencies might look in the other MNZQF levels.
- Another extremely-successful Wānanga/Fono occurred in July this year, and the interactive digital flipbook is about to be launched imminently.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information about workshops, and the cultural competencies work we are doing.
New event for 2017!
He Taunga Waka Wānanga/Fono 2017
Pasifika Community Centre, Manukau Institute of Technology, Ōtara, Auckland
5 & 6 July 2017
Educators making a difference for Māori & Pasifika learners through literacy and numeracy
To support sector-wide educator capacity and support efforts to improve literacy and numeracy outcomes for Māori and Pasifika learners.
- To provide a forum for educators of Māori and Pasifika learners and PLD (Professional Learning Development) trainers to reflect, debate and share good practice
- To further develop the educators who attend
- To identify good practice and how it can be scaled up
- To continue to have two-way communication between government and educators
- To continue knowledge exchange, conversations, and collaboration across the sector to make a difference
- To seek creative solutions which enhance literacy and numeracy outcomes for Māori and Pasifika learners
- To strengthen connections between the Literacy and Numeracy Strategy, Tū Māia, and the Pasifika Operational Strategy.
- Kaihautū Mātauranga Māori / Deputy Director Māori: Dr. Joe Te Rito
- Māori Project Manager: Dr Mei Winitana
Māori Cultural Advisor: Benita Tahuri
Pasifika Cultural Advisor: Pale Sauni
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