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Adult Literacy and Numeracy Symposium: Engaging Maori Learners, 25 June

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The Foundation Learning Team, Te Wananga a Ihenga (Maori Development, Research & Humanities) will be holding an Adult Literacy and Numeracy Symposium focused on Engaging Maori Learners.

The Symposium will be held on25 June 2010 at the Waiariki Institute of Technology, Mokoia Drive Rotorua

  • Bringing together formal programme embedding specialists as well as providers of workplace programmes.
  • Sharing knowledge, expertise and experiences that will build the capacity of literacy education provision by and for M?ori.

Symposium Objectives

  • Identifying and demonstrating strategies for effectively engaging the Maori Learner.
  • Sharing examples of programmes, resources, research, managerial and administrative processes.
  • Supporting the profile of the learning progressions resource.
  • Demonstrating application of the learning progressions framework in programme and implementation.
  • Promoting the Knowing Your Learner DVD resource.
  • Initiating a regional network of providers of Workplace Literacy and Embedding specialists.
  • Promoting collaboration between providers of literacy and numeracy education.

Registration is free
Registration 8.45am
Registrations and enquiries: Start time 9.15am
Finish time 4.00pm

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Nau mai Haere mai

2 thoughts on “Adult Literacy and Numeracy Symposium: Engaging Maori Learners, 25 June

  1. TAMATI WAKA

    Ko Mataatua te waka

    Ko Toroa te tangata

    Mai i ng? Kuri-a-Wharei ki Tihirau maunga i te rawhiti

    Te rohe i tapaia e Muriwai

    Takiri mai te ata i runga o Rangipoua

    Kei raro r? a Apanui te kukuti te wewera

    Rere arorangi ki Maungapohatu

    Te nohanga o te tipua nei

    A Tuhoe potiki he tipua he tangata

    Heke i te au o Hinemataroa ki Whakatane

    Te unga mai o Mataatua

    Ko Ngati Pukeko Ko Ngati Awa

    Ka irirangi te waka

    Ka irirangi te tangata

    Tamati Waaka is an Academic Advisor to the School of Iwi Development at Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi. Tamati has extensive knowledge in te reo, maturing M?ori me ?na tikanga. He is a judge at the annual Korimako speech contest and has recently released his second in a series of publications capturing histories from Ng?ti Awa in the form of children’s books. Tamati is in the final stages of completion of a Master of M?ori Studies. He features regularly on M?ori television’s Tautohetohe programme as a member of his Iwi debating team, as well as hosting a kapa haka series called Te Whare T?pere.

    Tamati has facilitated learning in Community Education programmes primarily on the Marae, from foundation to undergraduate level, and has encountered a range of students with diverse literacy and numeracy demands. Whilst ‘knowing your learner’ is not a new concept to M?ori, he sees the importance of the Learning Progressions framework as a tool to assist and inform educators about practical ways of engaging learners. These concepts are profiled on the Tertiary Education Commission resource ‘Knowing your Learner’ DVD.

    The School of Iwi Development in Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi, has been pro-active in the weaving (embedding) of literacy and numeracy into courses at Levels 1-3; the majority of students enrolled in these courses come from a rural marae-based M?ori reality.

    The wananga has taken a keen interest in the Learning Progressions suite of resources, to support its ongoing work in this sector.

    More recently Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi partnered and consulted with the New Zealand Council for Educational Research, (NZCER) to trial new ‘context M?ori’ stimuli material to be added to the National Assessment Tool.

    Tamati and colleagues will provide examples of embedded literacy and numeracy activities (deliberate acts of teaching – DATs) with a specific focus on ‘context M?ori’. These examples have been created using the learning progressions resources in alignment with the course curriculum delivered by the School of Iwi Development.

  2. INTRODUCING KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

    BRENDON TE TIWHA PUKETAPU

    T?nei he uri no te tai o te uru no Parininihi kai raro ko Taipake kai runga.

    Haere tonutia ki Turakirae kia whakawhiti atu r? ki Arapaoa ki te Tauihu o te waka.

    Hoki ana ki ukaipo ki roimata matahi ki te rerenga wai ko Whanganui.

    E ai ki ng? kupu, e rere kau mai te awa nui e mai i kahui maunga ki tangaroa ko au te awa ko te awa ko au.

    E mihi ana ki koutou. Tena tatau.

    Brendon Te Tiwha Puketapu is the Director for the Directorate M?ori Strategy at the Tertiary Education Commission. He also has oversight of tertiary strategy for Pacific peoples.

    The M?ori Strategy Directorate ensures the TEC sharpens its focus on the tertiary education system so that it connects and delivers to M?ori and Pacific peoples.

    The Directorate provides leadership to the sector on tertiary strategy and provision for M?ori and Pacific peoples, and supports the TEC to build the capacity and capabilities to address the development aspirations of M?ori and Pacific peoples.

    Strengthening the literacy and numeracy skills of adults in tertiary education is a priority within the Tertiary Education Strategy. The TEC leads the cross-agency work plan in achieving this through W?nanga, ITPs and PTEs either by weaving (embedding) literacy and numeracy into levels 1-3 tertiary programmes or through intensive literacy and numeracy programmes and workplace literacy initiatives.

    Through his presentation Te Tiwha will provide an update on the Tertiary Education Commission work plan for literacy and numeracy and comment on particular issues and challenges of interest to educators in the sector.

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