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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 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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      • 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.

        • 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!

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