Looking for ways to more fully support kaiako with everyday teaching & learning connected to te ao Māori (the Māori world)?

Maria is passionate about creating spaces for kaiako and leaders in ECE, and beyond, that centre mātauranga Māori, indigenous knowledge systems and indigenous voices. Maria is available during centre opening hours, to work alongside and support the kaiako and mokopuna in your setting.
 

When there is a need for awhi and guidance beyond what ECE services can provide, sometimes we just need a little extra practical support to inspire and guide us to that next step in our journey. Does your team need extra support to develop kaiako competence in using te reo Māori? Are you looking for additional in-centre support on ways to enhance bicultural practice?
 

With respect and aroha, I am now available to come in to your service and work alongside kaiako and tamariki (where appropriate) to offer extra support for centres using a role modelling and tuakana/teina approach. I can provide kaiako with inspiration of how to best support te reo Māori and tikanga Māori in their service including support with values in practice i.e Aroha, Whanaungatanga, Manaakitanga and much more to enhance teachers competence and understanding of te ao Māori. As well as waiata sessions and karakia that is connected to every day learning and teaching.
 

"As kaiako we have an integral role in ensuring the naturalisation and centring of Te Ao Māori in the education system, as part of recognising tāngata whenua and honoring Te Tiriti."

 

How can I support kaiako in you place?

  • An opportunity for kaiako to connect back to Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge systems) in ways that enrich the delivery of Te Whaariki. 
  • A space for kaiako to participate in and build confidence in everyday teaching and learning connected to te ao Māori (the Māori world). I.e Whanaungatanga, waiata, and karakia.
  • Effective whakaaro (perspectives) and ways to create and sustain whanaungatanga in ways that have positive outcomes for all.
  • An introduction to creating spaces within teams to discuss anti-bias curriculum, privilege and decolonisation.
  • Whakaaro (perspectives) on how to create a culturally responsive environment that ensures equitable outcomes for Māori (learners) and the normalisation of te reo Māori. 
  • Examining our own values, attitudes and beliefs around competently delivering a bicultural curriculum.

 

There is an extensively rich whakapapa and wealth of knowledge that existed in pre-colonial Aotearoa. Māori used this mātauranga to navigate their entire world and in doing so thrived for centuries pre-colonisation.
Over time those knowledge systems have been lost through a disregard for non-Western epistemologies. This has contributed to significant and detrimental shifts in how Māori live and exist as Māori.

Education has and will continue to play a large part in supporting the reclamation of Māori knowledge systems. As kaiako we have an integral role in ensuring the naturalisation and centring of Te Ao Māori in the education system, as part of recognising tāngata whenua and honoring Te Tiriti.

For Māori culture and for Māori people to continue to survive and thrive as Māori, reconnection to indigenous knowledge systems is essential.

 

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