Tertiary teaching in New Zealand/Educational culture in New Zealand/What are we moving towards?/What is Ako?
|Tertiary teaching in New Zealand|
|Unit 2: Education culture in New Zealand|
|What are we moving towards?||Objectives | What is Ako? | Cultural competence | Facilitation and experiential learning | Learner engagement | Summary|
What is "ako"?Have another look at the N.Z. Ministry of Education's website explaining the Maori term ako.
Although this site is focussed on the teaching of Maori language, the principles of reciprocity apply to all learning.
In this photograph, who will be the learner?
Read this journal article by Neil Haigh. I'm sure that you will agree with Neil's suggestions for support of tertiary teachers. This article was written in 2006, just as an organisation called Ako Aotearoa was being set up to promote excellence in tertiary education in New Zealand. Seven years later, we could ask whether this organisation is meeting these goals. Have a look at the Ako Aotearoa website and see what you think.