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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 probably a combination of both, I start out like Mahuika, a little more reserved and watchful but once I experience some success I become more like Maui.

    - By Kerri Bailey
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      • Betsy Lui
        By Betsy Lui
        Apr 28

        A mixture of both Maui and Mahuika; depending on the context and the situation, I may prepare and cautiously take my time and explore new learning with care and there are times when I dive right in mistakes and all! 

        • Tessa Gray
          By Tessa Gray
          Apr 26

          Tina Utting I'll send the word out and see what we can find for you!

          • Kara Luke
            By Kara Luke
            Apr 23

            I am definitely a Maui.  I take risks and enjoy making mistakes.  I learn more this way.


            • Jennie Le Sueur
              By Jennie Le Sueur
              Apr 23

              When I’m in the classroom as a teacher with students I am mostly like Māui - a risk taker and keen to give new learning a go. I am curious about all the new DT that keep appearing and want to evaluate then share what I hope will engage and excite my students. However when I’m in the role of offering PD support to teachers I am more like Mahuika and like to be methodical and patient with adults who perceive DT as new and challenging and just another curriculum area that needs to be integrated into the day. 

              • Marc Gibson
                By Marc Gibson
                Apr 17

                Hi All

                I think I more a Maui but like to think that I am sometimes like Mahuika. I learn best by making mistakes and learning through these.

                • Paul Andrews
                  By Paul Andrews
                  Apr 12

                  I am a mixture of both as a result of having different roles. I am more Maui by nature though.

                  • Agatha Soagia
                    By Agatha Soagia
                    Apr 11

                    I feel that I can be both depending on what the context or disciplines are but in this particular journey, I think I am definitely a Maui. I am excited by the new opportunities that the Digital Technologies bring. 

                    • Tina Utting
                      By Tina Utting
                      Apr 4

                      Is there a link to the animation for this? I have seen it at a few events but can't find it online. Think it would be great to show at a school PD session. 

                      • Rebecca Ratu
                        By Rebecca Ratu
                        Apr 2

                        I am a mixture of both Māui and Mahuika depending upon the situation I am placed in. At times I like to have a good tutu and other times I am methodical in my approach to do things. The type of environment that I work in I do need to be flexible and occasionally have to go with the flow.

                        • Wendy Slatter
                          By Wendy Slatter
                          Apr 1

                          Probably more like Mahuika in my personal approach to learning, but like to use resources of Maui when working with people.

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