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Reflect on this week and looking forward to next week.

Reflecting on this week and looking forward to next week.
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Congratulations for completing week 1 of Solving Sustainability Challenges with Te Ao Māori!

This week we have had a quick reintroduction to the design thinking process while learning about Aotearoa, New Zealand and its bicultural approach to our day to day lives.

We have introduced a sustainability challenge concerning water, which is at the heart of life throughout the world, and introduced how an Awa (River) is viewed as a life-force within the Maori cultural view.

Next week we will define what we found out and create some ideas to solve our challenge.

To reflect on this first week we will use a bicultural approach, asking three questions where you can answer one in the comments.

The reflection questions revolve around three Maori principles;

Aro: Observations Ako: Lessons Āta: Application


Reflect on the first week by reflecting on the following 3 questions.

  • What observations can you make about biculturalism in Aotearoa, New Zealand? What has interested you, or challenged you about what you have seen so far?
  • What was the biggest lesson you can take from this first week? What is one lesson you believe you could teach us?
  • What is one simple lesson you could apply to any future discussions relating to sustainability?

Choose one question to answer in the comments section below.

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