Hei Toko: Enabling Māori Learner Success
Full-day workshop | $290 + GST
About the workshop
This full-day workshop, presented as part of Ako Aotearoa's Professional Development Programme, introduces tertiary educators to the design and evaluation of teaching strategies and practice that lead to enhanced outcomes for Māori learners.
For educators who are new to kaupapa Māori approaches, you should complete the workshop Kia Eke ki te Taumata: Success for Māori in tertiary education as a prerequisite.
Kia Eke raises and builds awareness of kaupapa Māori in tertiary education. This understanding is essential before stepping through the analysis and design process that Hei Toko provides for those with a key role to play in supporting the success of Māori learners, including, governors, managers, educators and student success staff.
We will guide you through a process of discussion, reflection and translation where you learn to design an evidence-based summary of good tertiary education practice and establish an evaluation for that summary.
- An overview of the strategic background that relates to Māori tertiary learners.
- An outline of key enablers and opportunities for tertiary education organisations.
- An overview of research findings on Māori learners and the role of whānau, kaupapa Māori in teaching practice; expressing the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in your teaching practice, enhancing Māori success in your classroom and organisation.
- Providing opportunities for you to explore some of the key findings from these projects and to connect them to your own practice and context.
- Translating research findings into education practice.
- Understanding and using Kaupapa Māori as a foundation for education practice.
- Evaluating Kaupapa Māori based education practice.
About the facilitator
The workshop is facilitated by Tama Kirikiri for Ako Aotearoa.
Tama (Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Konohi, Ngāti Rākaipaaka, Ngāti Kahungunu and Kāi Tahu) also facilitates workshops for Kia Eke ki te Taumata, which explores Te Tauāki Ako, kaupapa Māori principles for teaching and learning, and is an essential precursor for doing Hei Toko workshops.
He is also a facilitator and mentor for He Taunga Waka, the literacy and numeracy professional development programme for Māori adults learners lead by Ako Aotearoa in partnership with the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) and Literacy Aotearoa, and supported by the Tertiary Education Commission.
As Kaituku – Senior Project Manager Tama was responsible for designing this Hei Toko workshop for Ako Aotearoa alongside Helen Lomax (Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki), the Deputy Director Sector Services at Ako Aotearoa.
Tama Kirikiri is currently Kaihautū Mātauranga Māori – Sector Leader Māori Medium at Tātai Angitu e3@Massey. He is responsible for managing the contract delivery of PLD in Māori Medium kura.
Who should attend?
This workshop takes a whole organisational approach to showing people how they can contextualise the implementation of kaupapa Māori within their practice. It is applicable to any organisation that provides tertiary education to Māori learners.
Hei Toko is relevant to each sub-sector of tertiary education, and for all staff with a key role to play in contributing to Māori learner success. This includes, but is not limited to, council and board members, chief executives and senior managers, heads of departments, teachers, tutors, mentors and student support staff.
‘Good education practice’ relates to these educators engaging in practice that is supported by evidence to lead to enhanced outcomes for Māori learners in tertiary education.
These workshops are part of Ako Aotearoa’s Professional Development Programme – an initiative to bring high quality, evidence-based and affordable professional development to educators and managers across New Zealand’s diverse tertiary education sector.
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