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.
If you want to get better at teaching, regardless of your role, here are 5 eBooks that are easy to understand and that will help you in your journey.
Education is a tough business to work in. And that’s true if you are a teacher, a trainer, or any kind of specialist educator. Over the years, I’ve thought a lot about how to survive and hopefully thrive in a rapidly changing educational landscape.
So you’ve made the switch to Zoom for online learning and meetings. But how can you use Zoom for LARGER groups so that it doesn’t suck? Find out here.
What should I read during the Covid-19 Lockdown? You should read Te Kererū by SG Smith. Free download and free audio introduction here.
Check out this review of What is Learner Centred? 12 Concepts from Te Ao Māori You Should Embrace to Create Learning Success
What is learner centred teaching?
It’s the start of the new year. What are you going to do to make your teaching and training more learner centred?
In my work in tertiary education in Aotearoa New Zealand, I spend a lot of time thinking about this question and what the possible answers are.
One of my jobs is to help develop professional standards for kaiako (teachers and tutors) and others, including support staff, working with foundation level learners in Aotearoa New Zealand.