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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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      • Lynda paul
        By Lynda paul
        Mar 7

        I think that I am a bit of both too! More Mahuika though than Maui.

        • Grant Cattermole
          By Grant Cattermole
          Mar 5

          I'm typically more of a Mahuika, as I tend to be very methodical and will most likely move through the various pīkau in order. I am systematic leaner, particularly when I am new to a topic, and unlikely to veer off the common path like Māui until I feel more confident.

          • Lee Walker
            By Lee Walker
            Mar 5

            I'm Mahuika in that I like to know what it is about and then look for opportunities to implement.

            • Lisa Smith
              By Lisa Smith
              Mar 4

              I am a bit of both. I love to try new things and problem solve, but also need to see value and meaning in what I am doing.

              • Marleen George
                By Marleen George
                Mar 3

                I feel like I am a bit of both. I prefer learning when it's more hands on where I can explore a range of avenues. I enjoy taking risks in my learning but also find it really important to be like Mahuika and support my students when it comes to the digital world.

                • Mandy O'Reilly
                  By Mandy O'Reilly
                  Mar 3

                  I'm a bit of both too. Definitely display qualities of both.

                  • Kallie NgakuruSyder
                    By Kallie NgakuruSyder
                    Feb 28

                    I start with the traits of Mahuika- of finding out information and using that, once Im confident i think I transform into Maui and start to create and have a massive tutu.!

                    • Gaylene Jacobs
                      By Gaylene Jacobs
                      Feb 27

                      Organically I align to Mahuika wanting to know the detail and very patient, however, I am not afraid to take risks and always open my mind to new learning putting me in the realm of Maui . So, I have one foot on the side of Mahuika and my toes and the ball of my other foot on the side of Maui. 

                      • Katie Smith
                        By Katie Smith
                        Sep 20

                        Normally Maui but am trying to behave for this as I need to learn. Maui trying to be Mahuika.

                        • Kathy Baker
                          By Kathy Baker
                          Aug 23

                          I'm a bit of both. I love new learning and exploring ideas but I like to be confident and have a sound understanding before I share with students.

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