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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

    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.

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    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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      • Shirley Bastin
        By Shirley Bastin
        Jun 14

        Mahuika, that's me.

        • Karl Summerfield
          By Karl Summerfield
          Jun 6

          Maui all the way for me! Leap in and sort out the details as I go...

          • Carolyn Milne
            By Carolyn Milne
            Jun 6

            Like the majority of other respondents to this question I am most definitely a mix of Mahuika and Maui. I really enjoy trying new things and often go out on a liimb and try a new teaching technique, topic, etc without spending a lot of personal time on it simply because I want to see how it will work with a particular group of learners. Other times (generally if I can see the value of something) I will patiently prepare for weeks building up, and generally going overboard in the preparation, before embarking on the particular technique, etc.  

            • Nicole Hayhurst
              By Nicole Hayhurst
              Jun 3

              I am a definite combination of both Maui and Mahuika! I am more like Maui when I am confident in what I am doing/teaching. 

              • Fiona jackson
                By Fiona jackson
                May 30

                I'm glad I'm not the only one who is a combination of both Maui and Mahuika!  I feel confident teaching something I have a lot of knowledge and experience about but often feel like I might not be good enough or know enough to teach others!  I have learnt to be brave and back myself- something I tell my own students and kids to do!  I love to learn- my interest in learning is so much more when I am engaged in something I am passionate about- hence why I am extending my knowledge of DT

                • Lara Moss
                  By Lara Moss
                  May 20

                  I move in both circles. Mostly like Maui but my role as classroom teacher pulls me into thinking like Mahuika depending on role and responsibility requirements. I need to 'understand' how it all fits like Mahuika before I can 'buy' in to something.

                  • Michael Fawcett
                    By Michael Fawcett
                    May 17

                    It depends on the context and the purpose.  Am I acquiring something for myself or to share with others? Am I embedding personal knowledge or transmitting/facilitating? It would be very difficult to be exclusively Maui or Mahuika. Ako ākonga fluid? 

                    • Bridget Houghton
                      By Bridget Houghton
                      May 15

                      I would probably be more like Maui with some traits from Mahuika.

                      • Kerry Leaf
                        By Kerry Leaf
                        May 15

                        When I'm learning, I'm like Maui.

                        When I'm teaching I'm like Mahuika!

                        • Linda Sokimi
                          By Linda Sokimi
                          May 14

                          I am a mixture - I like to explore and learn new things, but I need time and no distractions.

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