A revised delivery model for Te Wānanga o Raukawa is aimed at keeping students safe
March 21, 2020
The ten kaupapa at Te Wānanga o Raukawa (TWoR) guide every decision made by this Māori education provider who have taken a proactive approach to the impact of Covid-19 in Aotearoa.
This includes a change from residential seminars to online delivery in order to support the nation’s strategy of containment by reducing movement and contact. The health and wellbeing of students, staff, their whānau and communities is at the forefront of this decision-making and being monitored daily.
“This decision has not been made lightly as we reflect back to our founding principles and guiding kaupapa. Our role and responsibility in keeping our people safe has to be paramount,” says Mereana Selby, TWoR Tumuaki.
“The revised delivery model has given rise to an opportunity in the online space. We are committed to ensuring a positive learning experience.”
Students would usually travel from around the country to attend residential seminars on campus in Ōtaki and sites in Manukau and Gisborne. However, they now have the advantage of being able to complete their study from the safety of their homes with reduced fees.
The Wānanga has been offering online te reo courses since 2012 and is well-versed at providing an interactive student/tutor experience in the online space. This is an opportunity for pūkenga (tutors) to recreate and enhance their deliveries, while not taking away from the experience students get when on campus.
Enrolments are still open for the 2020 year and revised timetables for noho deliveries are expected to be available from early next week. This is a chance for our people to continue to upskill, increase mātauranga and connect with te ao Māori in this restricted time of travel.
Anyone interested in Te Wānanga o Raukawa and their stance on Covid-19 can view this information, and information about courses still enrolling at WANANGA.COM.
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