Explore the importance of embracing neurodiversity in vocational education, with an introduction to various neurodiverse conditions, their unique challenges, and the role of educators in fostering an inclusive learning environment. Learn how to better support and adapt to the needs of neurodiverse students, promoting empathy and understanding in the classroom and the workforce.
Author: Graeme Smith
Discover the concept of neurodiversity and its importance in creating inclusive environments and support systems for those with neurodiverse conditions. In this blog post, we explore the connection between neurodiversity and adult education and how embracing it can empower students to reach their full potential.
Listen to “With You/Within You (Meeting the Mentor),” the fourth track in THISISGRAEME’s Hero’s Journey-inspired album. Follow and support me as an independent artist on Spotify, YouTube, and other platforms as I works towards releasing 20 albums in 20 years. Discover more of my music and creative process on my website.
Embracing Māori Cultural Safety in Adult Vocational Education: A Guide for Adult Vocational Educators
Māori Cultural Safety: Learn how to create a culturally safe and inclusive learning environment for Māori students in adult vocational education settings with these practical tips and insights. Incorporate Māori perspectives and knowledge, build strong relationships, and prioritize cultural safety to promote engagement and achievement. Gain a deeper understanding of cultural safety, its background in health and hauora, and how to apply it to your teaching practice.
This post explores the concept of Rangatiratanga in vocational education. Rangatiratanga, which is central to Māori culture and emphasises the importance of self-determination and sovereignty. It highlights practical tips for vocational educators to incorporate Rangatiratanga into their teaching practice, such as promoting learner agency, encouraging critical thinking, and acknowledging cultural differences. By doing so, educators can create a more inclusive and learner-centred environment that empowers learners to take control of their own lives and futures.
Using Whakapapa: This post provides practical tips for materials writers and learning designers on how to incorporate the Maori concept of whakapapa into their learning materials. It offers examples of how to use storytelling, case studies, and cultural context to provide a deeper understanding of the subject matter within the Māori cultural context.
Learn about the importance of whakapapa in Māori culture and how vocational educators can incorporate it into their teaching. Explore practical tips, such as storytelling, cultural elements, and interactive activities, to foster a more inclusive and engaging learning environment.
Learn about tuakana-teina, a Māori concept emphasizing the importance of collaborative learning, mutual respect, and support within a community. Discover practical steps to foster this relationship in your classroom or workshop, promoting a safe and comfortable environment for learning and growth.
Join me on a musical adventure as I explore the Hero’s Journey through my latest album. Each track reflects a different aspect of the journey, from the call to adventure to the ultimate transformation and return. Listen to the second track, ‘Wasteland of Dry Stones (The Refusal)’ now.
Discover the latest release from THISISGRAEME Music – “A Door In The Wall (The Call To Adventure)” – and support the ongoing project of creating 20 albums of original music over the next 20 years. Follow on Spotify, subscribe on YouTube, and share to help promote the music and spread the word.