Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic staff are embracing the opportunity to hone their Māori language development as part of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week.

More than 30 staff members have enrolled in the Otago Polytechnic EduBit in “Te Reo Māori in the Workp lace”.

It forms part of a growing suite of EduBits being developed by Otago Polytechnic and includes 10 key phrases and 40 words that are relevant and applicable to the workplace and industry.

In order to successfully complete the programme by the end of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, staff will be required to submit evidence of the following:

*Accurately pronounce introductions, greetings and farewells relevant in your workplace.

*Use basic te reo Māori in workplace correspondence.

*Use te reo Māori relevant to your industry or profession.

“We encourage our staff at Otago Polytechnic to use te reo Māori,” says Ron Bull, Tumuaki: Whakaako.

“Not everyone has the time and capacity to immerse themselves in learning te reo Māori, but most people would recognise the importance of embedding and using key phrases in the workplace.”

Otago Polytechnic’s suite of EduBits includes “Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi: Introduction” and “Tikanga Māori in the Organisation”. The latter requires learners to prove they understand the importance of the application of tikanga Māori and the influences on an individual’s behaviour and practice in their own organisation.

Jo Brady, Deputy Chief Executive says, “EduBits can be acquired in significantly shorter timeframes than even the smallest qualification available on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework.

“They are ideal for new and emerging skills areas and can also be tailor-made to satisfy organisation-specific requirements. A key advantage of EduBits is that they can be developed and implemented quickly – just a matter of weeks from conception to delivery.”

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Published on 12 Sep 2018

Orderdate: 12 Sep 2018
Expiry: 31 Jan 2019