Hui Fono

Tēnā koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana, Mālo e lelei, Fakalofa lahi atu, Namaste, Taloha ni, Halo ola keta, Mauri and warm Pasifika greetings to you all.

The Hui Fono is a unique space that brings together Māori and Pasifika working in adult and community education.  The purpose of Hui Fono is to provide a space for professional learning, for and by Māori and Pasifika.

Planning is underway for the 2019 Hui Fono.

Hui Fono 2018

The theme for the 2018 eleventh hosted event was Te Ao Mātauranga, Our World, Our Wisdom.

Hui Fono 2018 invited participants on a learning journey with our hosts in Te Taitokerau, to explore effective learning spaces and consider how they have changed. Increasingly, learning spaces are flexible and networked, bringing together formal and informal activities in a seamless environment that acknowledges that learning can occur any place, at any time.

We experienced community learning practice through exchange. This involved applying the principle of ako and a strong learner-centric philosophy beginning with mutual respect, and emphasising interchangeable roles, shared learning and embedded literacy. Our learning journey also took us to Te Oneroa a Tōhe (90 Mile Beach) and Te Rerenga Wairua (Cape Reinga).

Hui Fono 2018 explored how every environment is a learning space of significance. We also explored the notion that design is a process, not a product, involving all stakeholders - particularly learners.

Our hosts were Far North Adult Literacy and Far North REAP.

Click here to see photos from the 2018 Hui Fono.