The Tapatoru Ako Professional Practice Award, part of Ako Aotearoa’s commitment to New Zealand’s tertiary education, enriches teaching practices and embeds cultural values. The award attracts diverse educators aiming to improve teaching methods, professional values, and earn recognition. Awardees witness significant changes in teaching methods emphasizing individual learners’ needs and cultural values. Also, despite challenges, the programme enhances integration of Tikanga Maori and learners’ focus, has a profound impact on professional practices and is instrumental in shaping future educational strategies.
The Tapatoru Programme, influenced by Ako Aotearoa, is revolutionizing tertiary education in New Zealand. 2023 witnessed significant advancements in the programme, blending core values like relationships, respect, spirituality, and empathy into teaching methods. The programme now provides free, quality resources on Pathways Awarua and is continually expanding to cover diverse learning needs, including technology-enhanced learning and ESOL foundations. The Tapatoru Programme is molding a competent, future-ready teaching workforce in New Zealand.
Explore Ako Aotearoa’s Tapatoru Programme in our latest post, highlighting its transformative impact on New Zealand’s education. Discover how it integrates Māori and Pacific values into tertiary teaching, fostering cultural competence and inclusive learning environments. A must-read for educators and anyone passionate about innovative educational practices in Aotearoa.
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