2. Summary of key findings from the literature

2.2 Enabling culturally appropriate and relevant learning environments

A culturally appropriate and relevant learning environment is consistently identified in the literature as fundamental to Māori doing well in tertiary settings.

A culturally appropriate and relevant learning environment is consistently identified in the literature as fundamental to Māori doing well in tertiary settings. Five key integrated components constitute such an environment: effective teaching; culturally specific learning spaces and peer mentoring; relevant programmes; strategic relationships with iwi and industry; and TEO leadership and management committed to Māori learner success.

Effective teaching

Effective teacher relationships and interactions

Quality teacher delivery

Culturally specific learning spaces and
peer mentoring
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Māori cultural values and tikanga central to learningTop

Programmes relevant to Māori learners and communitiesTop

Strategic relationships and collaboration with iwi and industryTop

TEO leadership and management committed to Māori learner successTop