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Creating a Maori and Pasifika Context for STEM Subjects


Maori and Pasifika community educators will gather at their annual Hui Fono at the Wharewaka in Wellington next week, February 13-15 to explore the relationship between traditional knowledge and STEM subjects. Participants will also look at where the arts and relationships fit with STEM.

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 also hear 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.

The Hui Fono is a unique professional development opportunity for Maori and Pasifika community education practitioners in Aotearoa. It is one of the highlights of the Adult and Community Education (ACE) calendar.

For more information about the Hui Fono contact ACE Aotearoa Professional Development Manager, Analiese Robertson
Analiese.robertson@aceaotearoa.org.nz
www.aceaotearoa.org.nz/what-we-do-professional-development/ace-hui-fono

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