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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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      • 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.

          • Beverley Dias
            By Beverley Dias
            Mar 24

            I believe I am a bit of both. I like to take calculated risks. 

            • Donna Love
              By Donna Love
              Mar 20

              I believe I am a bit of both that I do and can take risks but within reason if I make mistakes I can reflect and then try to find ways of learning from these mistakes and move more in a positive way.  

              • Essie Share
                By Essie Share
                Mar 14

                I feel like I am a bit of both. I enjoy taking risks as I know there will be something to learn from if I make a mistake but I feel most comfortable when I know what is expected of me. I also like to think I have a lot of patience...even when it is tested! Being adaptable is important to me as well!

                • Mel Ward
                  By Mel Ward
                  Mar 14

                  I am mostly like Maui but also insightful like Mahuika! I learn best by doing so am always keen to get stuck into something new!

                  • Michael Heyes
                    By Michael Heyes
                    Mar 12

                    I'm a bit of both.  I think I'm more inclined to be like Maui, playing, looking for and creating new ideas that will engage my learners and me.  However, I have a strong sense of responsibility like Mahuika.

                    • Joanne Roberts
                      By Joanne Roberts
                      Mar 12

                      I keep trying to be Maui but I keep being reminded that I'm very Mahuika. I feel most comfortable when I've been able to plan well for what I'll be doing and am able to understand exactly what I'm doing and why. But every now and then I make myself have a go with something without first going right into the entire whakapapa!

                      • Patricia Gibson
                        By Patricia Gibson
                        Mar 12

                        I feel like I am both Maui and Mahuika. Being able to understand the big picture and then present the content in a way which fits for whoever your audience is is important.

                        • Andrew Roozen
                          By Andrew Roozen
                          Mar 11

                          I learn equally well in different contexts, I do not have any particular learning style, and so I am either Maui or Mahuika or both.

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