Ngā Matapakinga | Discussion

    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 am definitely more like Mahuika.. I like to do everything in order- step by step.

    - By Nicki McFadzien
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      • 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.

                    • Michelle Harden
                      By Michelle Harden
                      Aug 4

                      I think I'm like Mahuika. I like to know as much as I can before I launch myself into something.

                      • Lorraine Makutu
                        By Lorraine Makutu
                        Jul 27

                        Dependent upon the activity and how engaged I am with the activity and how it has been explained or introduced to me, I can be either Māui or Mahuika BUT generally, I am Māui.

                        • nathalie Bonnetat
                          By nathalie Bonnetat
                          Jul 23

                          I feel that in many ways I share similar qualities Mahuika in my work: responsible and patient mainly. Yet I am willing to innovate and am curious about new teaching strategies like Maui. Most teachers would probably be a mix of Mahuika and Maui to keep abreast with the new developments in Education.

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