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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 think I am a bit of both. Exploring and trying things out but like to have the back up of the knowledge that comes from reading and thinking.

    - By Michelle Patterson
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      • 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.

              • 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. 

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