Adult educators play a vital role in our communities helping develop people's confidence and capabilities in areas such as literacy, numeracy, digital technology, personal growth and workplace development.
He Puāwai caters for current adult educators seeking a recognised adult education qualification. It suits people working with adults in vocational, workplace, community-based or tertiary settings who are interested in being a more responsive educator.
This practical programme positions Māori philosophies, principles and mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) as a foundation for enhancing practice. You'll explore the implications this has for learning styles and effective learning environments, while reflecting on your practice.
Become an adult educator that empowers learners!
You might be eligible to enrol in our degree programme He Korowai Ākonga - Bachelor of Education or you might want to explore further study options in adult and tertiary teaching.I want to use my qualification
Facilitate learning as a vocational, tertiary, marae-based, workplace or community-based educator.
This is a full-time programme that consists of 60 credits delivered over 20 weeks. Throughout the programme you will be required to attend:
It is important to note that activity-directed learning (approximately 11-12 hours per week) will also need to be completed outside of class time.
Workload: For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. This may be higher at certain times throughout the programme.
You will need to:
*Note: Practice-based Learning (practicum) is a compulsory component of this programme. In accordance with the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014, all applicants working with learners 18 years and under will need to participate in safety checks including police vetting as part of the pre-enrolment process.