Collaborative Posters are a fantastic way to introduce whakataukī into your akomanga.
This simple lesson is an inclusive, fun, community building activity.
Here is a mini one for you to try out.
What are collaborative posters?
Each student is given one section of a large mosaic poster to colour in.
By looking carefully at their matching coloured piece, ākonga practice blending and mixing colours as close as they can to the original.Once all sheets are coloured and cut out they are then assembled to reveal a large multi-colored mosaic/poster/mural. This one being two beautiful manaia.
By completing this activity, the learners are exemplifying the collaboration whakataukī:
“Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, he toa takitini”
Success is not the work of one, but the work of many.
By completing this poster the proverb has been actioned.
Each person has a numbered piece to colour in.
|Each individual page has a coloured piece as a guide
When the colouring has been completed you can simply glue the finished product to a backing sheet or alternatively as a Growth Mindset activity see if the ākonga can work together to put the mosaic back together. This is not as easy as it seems!
Some teachers who have bought these for their schools have said its a really easy and effective way to introduce and promote whakataukī to other colleagues.
Is your topic Native Birds? This collaborative talks about our uniqueness. We are all different like the Tūī the Kererū and the Kākā.
This is a perfect opportunity to use some pastel techniques if you wanted to teach some art skills as well.
Finished product. Ka mau te wehi!!
Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou.
Mini Freebie Whakataukī
Here is a fabulous mini-collaborative for you to try out. The beauty of this is that it can be a mini-cooperative task where 6 people can collaborate.
Mā te kimi ka kite
Mā te kite ka mōhio
Mā te mōhio ka mārama
Seek and discover
Discover and know
Know and become enlightened
This would be great for any conversation about learning, persevering, discovery, and of course the three kete mātauranga-the baskets of knowledge.
Heres a small version which is great for groups or individuals.
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