Kaitiakitanga is a New Zealand term used for the Māori concept of guardianship, for the sky, the sea, and the land. A kaitiaki is a guardian, and the process and practices of protecting and looking after the environment are referred to as kaitiakitanga.
In a literal sense, mana whenua refers to the mana or power and authority that comes from the land.
But it can also refer to beliefs, building relationships and developing a sense of belonging.
Whanaungatanga refers to a sense of family connection. It’s a relationship through shared experiences and working together which provides people with a sense of belonging.
Tuakana-teina refers to the relationship between an older person (tuakana) and a younger person (teina). It is specific to teaching and learning in the context of Māori. In a more traditional Māori setting, the meaning is literally “older sibling-younger sibling”.
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How do you undertake kaitiakitanga in an adult education role? What does this mean in practical terms?
In my last post, I outlined a process for analysing the content of the Learner…
This is the latest version of what I think of as the Embedding Literacy and Numeracy…
The purpose of the following is to provide you with a framework for adult literacy and numeracy using Māori concepts. These concepts are often holistic and can apply to many aspects of life including education.