He uri ahau nō Mataatua waka, nō Tūhoe me Te Whakatohea iwi, he kaitakawaenga Māori mō LwDT. Ngā mihi ki a tātou katoa. Tikanga of karakia starting a hui is automatic, its a norm present in my whānau life and my work life. When meeting with colleagues face to face, we start and conclude hui with karakia and waiata. So it seemed only natural to continue this practice when meeting in a virtual environment, using online tools such as skype, google hangout, appear.in - although the time lag in google hangout often makes for an interesting waiata session ....How do you and your akonga maintain tikanga Māori in a virtual environment? What tikanga transposes naturally in to an online environment?
Ngā mihi, nā Daph
Kia ora Manu, ngā mihi ki a koe me ō hoa kaiako e tuhi nei i ō koutou whakaaro. E tautoko ana au i te whakaaro nei, ahakoa te kaupapa me mihi tētahi ki tētahi ka tika. Whether virtual or face to face space, mihi is a tikanga that transfers quite comfortably in both worlds.
How about it whānau, mihi, whether informally or formal is a tikanga that transfers quite easily in to an online realm. In a room filled with people (ahakoa te rūma) it is natural to want to engag in the whakawhanaungatanga process, how can this tiakanga be managed online?
Te uri o Mataatua waka tena koe.
I practice tikanga wherever and when ever possible with all my students, either this be formal or informal in all LwDT formats. This does not make any difference to kanohi ki te kanohi apart from it been a digital format.
Mihimihi ki te tangata is somewhat a practice that we deliver ahakoa ko te aha. I think its practical that we mihimihi ki te tangata in no matter what form, written, email, hangout, facebook, and etc.
He pai kee te paatai nei.
Nga Mihi rarau.