"If you carry one handle of the kete and I carry the other handle we share the load." (Aroha Puketapu & Graeme (Kereama) Smith).
Important Māori values in this Tuakana Teina approach to be aware of (see video below to see these explained):
- Ako (learning/teaching)
- Manaakitanga (caring/uplifting each other)
- Rangatiratanga (uplifting students)
- Whanaungatanga (relationships)
- Tuakana Teina (apprentice-expert)
Article from Inclusive Education with some great ways to build confidence in the classroom. Many of these are things we are currently doing at our school.
Potential Catalyst for Change: Using the pedagogical approach of Tuakana Teina
What I am trying to develop: Confidence/ Self-esteem
Potential Hypotheses ("If _____ then ______")
1. If I pair children up with more experienced classmates, then confidence of the less experienced partner will develop.
2. If a less experienced classmate is supported by a more experienced classmate, then their confidence will improve.
3. If a less experienced classmate is supported by a more experienced classmate to learn a new skill, then their confidence in this skill will develop as well as their confidence in other areas of school and life.
4. If children have opportunities to learn a meaningful and purposeful skill alongside a more experienced peer, then they will develop in their confidence to speak up and lead.