Creating a Maori and Pasifika Context for STEM Subjects

Maori and Pasifika community educators are gathering tomorrow at their annual Hui Fono at the Wharewaka in Wellington, which is running from February 13 to 15.

They will explore the relationship between traditional knowledge and STEM subjects. Participants are also looking at how to integrate the arts. 

To help participants on their journey towards improved learning and teaching practice, organizers have enlisted the help of Massey University mathematics lecturers, Dr Bobbie and Dr Jodie Hunter who are well known for their work in developing cultural frameworks for maths teaching.

Participants will be hearing from senior Fonterra dairy scientist, Dr Palatasa Havea who gained Tonga’s first PhD in food science, and Nikora Ngaropo, founder of Young Animators, which through animation aims to inspire rangatahi to gain skills in digital literacy.

During the Hui Fono learning exchanges expose participants to a wide range of innovative programmes and approaches to add to their learning and teaching tool kits, while wānanga/talanoa provide opportunities for deeper discussion of new concepts and learning applications.

Stay tuned to hear some of the tips and tricks learned!

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