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What is Tika when Teaching Small Groups in a

Author(s): Robyn Manuel

Journal: MAI Review
ISSN 1177-5904

Volume: 2010;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Question: Rather than asking how tikanga Māori is applicable to the practice of teaching small groups, I would like to consider: what is tika when teaching small groups? As facilitators of a small group(ideally with less than 40 people) it is our privilege, our responsibility and our challenge to create a supportive learning environment that is safe for all participants to engage in discussion and/or problem and task based learning. Not only must the environment for learning be safe, but students and the facilitator should leave the group more skilled and more knowledgeable than when they arrived. As the facilitator of this process, this expectation can be daunting. Drawing on almost two decades of my own experience teaching in a university, I consider that the following teaching practices are tika in the context of teaching small groups.
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