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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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      • Sue Foster
        By Sue Foster
        Aug 21

        My Mahuika is there to keep my Maui spirit in line. Her mauri keeps me grounded to be able to be a free, playful risk taker.

        • Jesse Callaghan
          By Jesse Callaghan
          Aug 20

          100 Māui. Love to learn through playing around. 

          • Kate Moss
            By Kate Moss
            Aug 18

            80% Mauhika, 20% Maui

            • Lee Smillie
              By Lee Smillie
              Aug 18

              I think I am 80% Maui, I lose interest quickly when things are not fun, creative and have my mind churning. I believe I have Mahuika traits also. At times I need to follow a sequence, if I get confused or don't understand I can get a bit of an attitude. So I do need to play it safe some of the time.

              • Michaela Porteous
                By Michaela Porteous
                Aug 18


                • Jill Ross
                  By Jill Ross
                  Aug 17

                  Probably a 70% Mahuika, 30% Maui. Like learning to be fun but need to know the facts! 

                  • Angela Wetton
                    By Angela Wetton
                    Aug 11

                    I would say that I am 90% Maui   and the 10% Mahuika is when I get frustrated and can't get something to work

                    • Brenda Woolly
                      By Brenda Woolly
                      Aug 7

                      I feel I lean towards Maui but definitely have some of Mahuika's traits as well. A lot depends on the situation and who I'm working with.

                      • Mark Pribis
                        By Mark Pribis
                        Aug 7

                        I'm a bit of both.  I think it depends on the topic and what I am learning as well as the purpose of my learning.  

                        • Jenny Bainbridge
                          By Jenny Bainbridge
                          Aug 5

                          I am definitely a bit of both.   I am more like Maui. - as a learner! My attention span needs constant feeding with activities - therefore this is how I teach.  Learning need to be active, fun and dynamic.  As a teacher, I am both Maui and Mahuika.

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