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.
Te Ao Māori AI in Education
Explore the integration of Te Ao Māori values into AI in education through a
unique Wharenui Framework. Learn how principles like whanaungatanga and manaakitanga can enrich AI systems, making them more culturally sensitive and ethically robust.
Ako Aotearoa’s Manako team receive global recognition at the Library of Congress Literacy Awards 2023. Discover how these New Zealand-based programmes are transforming tertiary education through innovative literacy practices and core values like Whanaungatanga and Aroha.
Discover the transformative power of pōwhiri and whanaungatanga in creating a thriving learning community. Explore practical strategies and insights to foster a sense of belonging, collaboration, and cultural inclusivity. Unleash the potential of these Māori traditions to create a transformative and empowering educational environment for vocational adult learners.
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.