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

    - By Nicki McFadzien
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      • 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.

                    • Judith Fromont
                      By Judith Fromont
                      May 10

                      I'm definitely more of a Maui online and have a short fuse and not alot of patience for platforms or digital tools that are slow or take a long time to learn  crying

                      • Kerryn Baker
                        By Kerryn Baker
                        May 10

                        I feel I am also a mixture between Māui and Mahuika. I love being innovative and trying new things (if I have the time) and am patient and responsible. 

                        • Tanya Rowe
                          By Tanya Rowe
                          May 9

                          I'm a mixture of both but probably more Mahuika than Maui. I can be curious and enjoy trying new things but I like to have time to think things through.

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