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    Tessa Gray
    How do you learn best? Are you more like Mahuika or Māui?
    1 June
    Public discussion Created by Tessa Gray

    Mahuika Mahuika, the keeper of fire possesses many traits such as kaitīaki/guardianship, responsible, insightful, long fuse/patient, protector, fierce, social good. These same traits can guide us online. #belikemahuika


    Māui possesses qualities like playfulness, innovative, adaptable, growth mindset, risk-taker, curiosity, problem solver, crafty, goal-oriented, active pursuit, bug fixer and collaborator. #belikemāui

    How do you learn best? Are you more like Mahuika or Māui? Why? Be brave, dive in and share a few sentences about yourself in the comments section below, so we can get to know each and learn from one another -tuakana–teina.



    I'm mostly a Māui style learner. I love to have something to work on, instructions beside me and then give it a go.

    - By Denise Barrington
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      • Jo Dudley
        By Jo Dudley
        Oct 14

        I am a mixture of both. I love trying new thing but really like to have the background knowledge as well.

        • Justine Clark
          By Justine Clark
          Oct 13

          I think I have a bit of both.  i like to learn by playing round but also like to have a little knowledge first.


          • Melissa Grant
            By Melissa Grant
            Oct 8

            Keen to further my learning through this platform.  I am more like a Maui.

            • Michele Dakers
              By Michele Dakers
              Oct 3

              My learning style is probably a bit of both - Mahuika and Maui

              • Betsy Lui
                By Betsy Lui
                Sep 17

                Definitely a Maui too! Exploring and learning as I go. 

                • Fawziyyah Rafiq
                  By Fawziyyah Rafiq
                  Sep 5

                  I think I am more of a Maui, I like to learn through play and experimenting.

                  • Emily Caygill
                    By Emily Caygill
                    Sep 3

                    I'm definitely more of a Mahuika. I totally admire my Maui students though and think I need a bit more risk-taking in my teaching practice.

                    • Lisa Thorley
                      By Lisa Thorley
                      Sep 3

                      I am more Mahuika than Maui. I would like to think I could be more like Maui.

                      • Shabnam Suliman
                        By Shabnam Suliman
                        Sep 3

                        I think both are as important as each other- the credentials both Mahuika and Maui complement each other and I believe that as a teacher in a diverse learning environment- I need both to allow me to be resilient and confident. 

                        • Sangita Nand
                          By Sangita Nand
                          Sep 3

                          I am learn like both as I  like to know about things first before I try it. But I definitely try new things - hands-on after gaining new knowledge so that I understand things better. 

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