Adult educators play a vital role in our communities, helping develop people’s confidence and capabilities in areas such as literacy, numeracy, digital technology and research. They can facilitate learning in the health, education or social services sectors or support employees in businesses, government or industry organisations. Adult educators are also needed in our Māori communities supporting whānau, hapū and iwi with their growth and development.
He Korowai Ākonga is a recognised degree, which caters for current or aspiring adult educators seeking a formal teaching qualification.
This teaching programme prepares you to work as a kaiako, educator or facilitator of adult learners. This unique qualification embraces Māori philosophies, principles and mātauranga Māori (knowledge), producing culturally responsive and reflective practitioners who are able to work with a diverse range of adult learners. This holistic programme ensures your theoretical knowledge of teaching and learning is well supported by practical teaching opportunities. Under the guidance of experienced kaiako you will learn about effective teaching and learning strategies, while embedding the concepts of te ao Māori into your practice.
I want to keep studying
You may be eligible to enrol on our Master of Applied Indigenous Knowledge degree or the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Bicultural Supervision.
I want to use my qualification
You'll be ready to work in adult learning and facilitation through private, public or industry providers. You could also take on roles in educational administration or policy.
This programme uses a mixed-mode delivery method that includes:
To enrol on this programme you'll need: