Do you want to be a qualified facilitator, tutor or trainer?
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!
When you pass this programme, you'll receive this qualification:
This qualification is intended for people aspiring to or engaged in a career in adult, tertiary or vocational teaching or training who have a qualification or equivalent experience in their trade, vocation or other primary discipline. It represents the expected sector baseline qualification for a professional adult and tertiary teaching practitioner.
Graduates of this qualification have the skills and capabilities to provide high quality, contemporary and culturally appropriate teaching and learning in a range of teaching or training contexts.
This is a full-time programme that consists of 60 credits delivered over 20 weeks. Throughout the programme you'll be required to attend:
You’ll also need to complete learning activities designed to enhance your learning for:
Some of the learning activities will need to be completed online. You'll need to have access to an internet-connected device for this programme.
To enrol in this programme, a potential student must:
Applicants who do not meet these entry requirements may be granted special admission by Aukaha Ako (delivery). In this case, applicants must:
All applicants must also:
Important information: You'll need to have access to at least six adult learners throughout the duration of the programme.
Explore further study options in adult and tertiary teaching.I want to use my qualification
Train or facilitate learning as a vocational, tertiary, marae-based, workplace or community-based educator.
Koha | 26 Credits
Design, deliver and evaluate quality ako sessions and aromatawai (assessment) materials.
Mauri Ora | 10 Credits
Critically reflect and evaluate practice and professional responsibilities.
Āhurutanga | 10 Credits
Examine the principle of āhurutanga in relation to establishing an inclusive and inviting learning space.
Kaitiakitanga | 14 Credits
Identify effective ako (learning) and communication strategies that contribute to effective relationships.
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