Join Tame Malcolm (Kaimahi Matua at Te Tira Whakamātaki) and Greta Dromgool from the Science Learning Hub, as we explore kaitiakitanga.

Many of us are familiar with this concept and may even use it in our teaching. This session will provide an opportunity to delve deeper into the meaning and history of the concept of kaitiakitanga.

During the webinar Tame will share some of his understandings – including karakia and pūrākau connected to caring for the whenua.

This session will be valuable for primary and secondary school teachers as well as other educators who want to include mātauranga in their practice.

Register here

You will be sent a reminder email before the webinar.

During the webinar we'll be live tweeting summarised points with the hashtags #SLH_webinar and #SLH_PLD on our Twitter feed.

Joining the webinar

Follow these simple steps to join our webinar:

  • Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android by clicking on the link and following the instructions. You can also access Zoom on your phone, just follow the prompts.
  • Find the chat box located in the toolbar at the bottom of your screen. You may need to access this by clicking on ‘More’.
  • Using the chat box, introduce yourself, where you teach and, if you are in a group, how many people are there.
  • Set up your screen for optimal viewing. If you’re using a mobile device, you may wish to view in landscape. We recommend selecting a thumbnail view of the presenters – this way you can easily see what is being shared on the screen.

Then you can:

  1. watch, listen and respond via chat to the presentation and discussion
  2. ask questions using the chat box at any time
  3. continue your learning on Slack – our online discussion forum and join the #mātauranga-māori channel.

The Science Learning Hub team will be there to support you and answer questions.

PLD certification

We currently offer recognition of teachers’ involvement in our online PLD.

To qualify for a professional learning and development certificate, teachers must:

  • register for and watch the live webinar or let us know they have viewed the recorded version once it is published on the website
  • register in Slack and participate in our discussions about kaitiakitanga or in the Slack learning reflections channel.

If you need any help accessing our Slack forum, please see our help info or email us.

Related content

For an introduction to mātauranga Māori and science, read this article and, to discover many more resources, explore our mātauranga Māori topic. We also have an overview of Resources with Māori content.

The article Understanding kaitiakitanga includes some key aspects and examples of kaitiakitanga.

Watch our related webinars:

Project Mātauranga is a television series that investigates Māori world views and methodologies within the scientific community.

Useful links

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Tame Malcolm has featured in a range of online articles. You can listen to his interview with Radio NZ here or find him sharing his knowledge of plants in Aotearoa on the Te Amokura website here.

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