Te Wānanga o Aotearoa graphic designers have again proved an inspiration to tauira, and learned a few things along the way.
A team of four graphic designers from Rākaikahuroa – Tiaki Terekia, Maui Taewa, Aroha Moeke and Jade Ormsby – hosted the workshop for computing tauira at the Mangakōtukutuku Campus in Kirikiriroa recently and computing kaiako Debra King says it was a huge success.
“The tauira just loved it and wanted more,” she says.
“They loved the way that our graphic designers delivered the workshop and felt comfortable with them.”
Tauira feedback from the day showed they enjoyed the opportunity to work with graphic designers in a one-on-one situation.
“Enjoyed the whole experience. Didn’t feel whakama to ask for help and when I got help they didn’t whakaiti me, but made me feel important.”
Tiaki says the workshops provide good opportunities to both teach and learn from tauira.
“It’s good for us to get out there and share our knowledge and the kaiako were very open to the idea. It’s all about the tauira and kaiako and supporting them," he says.
"Seeing keen tauira learning something new and loving the experience is fantastic and it’s nice to know that in some small way we are able to contribute to tauira success.”
He says the workshops prove beneficial to the designers as well, as tauira often have different ways of tackling issues and resolving problems.
Earlier this year the designers hosted a similar workshop for arts tauira in Hastings.