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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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      • 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.

            • Sarah Ellis
              By Sarah Ellis
              Jul 23

              I am definitely a bit of both.  As a learner, I am more like Maui.  I have the attention span of the 6 year olds that I teach, so things need to be active, fun and dynamic.  As a teacher I am both Maui and Mahuika.

              • Emma Beech
                By Emma Beech
                Jul 18

                I am a bit of both. I’ll go at it if I’m confident yet step back and take time to think about it if needed. 

                • Viv Fitzgerald
                  By Viv Fitzgerald
                  Jul 16

                  I am a Maui . I like to have the space to move and develop ideas as they occur to me. 

                  • Natalia King-Taylor
                    By Natalia King-Taylor
                    Jul 12

                    I am a bit of both but probably sway more towards Mahuika.
                    I need to think through some things in depth especially if others are relying on my lead, but at times can jump straight in if i am confident in what I am doing. smiley

                    • Josephine Gage
                      By Josephine Gage
                      Jul 8

                      Like most of the respondents I am a mixture of both. I like to tutu and make mistakes but I also like some sort of order so that I can make sense of what I've been doing and how I can improve.


                      • Taara Boyle
                        By Taara Boyle
                        Jul 2

                        I am a mixture of both. I like to have a quick look over all the information and then go back and delve deeper into the content. 

                        • Lainie Roddis
                          By Lainie Roddis
                          Jun 23

                          I am a combination of the two. Like Maui, I like to jump in and skim the content. Then like Mahuika, I like to go back and dig deeper to gain more understanding.

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