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Wrap up of course

Thanks for being part of the course
Kia Ora, Congratulations on completing our Design Thinking course for Sustainability issues and biculturalism in New Zealand. Over the last three weeks, you have taken part in the five stage Design Thinking process, but more more importantly, you’ve learned about Indigenous culture here in New Zealand and hopefully applied it to your own countries. Thank you for being part of the course. I hope you are really proud of what you have achieved so far. No reira e te Iwi, Ka nui te Mihi, Ka nui te Mihi mai ia ma ko Aidan, thank you for this journey and I hope you’ve enjoyed the learning process you’ve experienced throughout our time. No reira, ko Waikato te iwi, Ko Waikato te Awa.
He Piko, he Taniwha, he Piko, he Taniwha.

Congratulations. Over the last 3 weeks we have learnt about the importance of a bicultural perspective when problem solving. We have applied a Design Thinking process, learnt about biculturalism in Aotearoa, New Zealand, in particular Te Ao Māori and water resources here in New Zealand.

Over these 3 weeks, I hope that you have seen the power that a bicultural (multicultural) perspective can have and the importance of hearing from th erange of perspectives of our resources.

To recap our learning outcomes:

  • Examine a sustainability issue from a bicultural perspective
  • Apply the Design Thinking model to local cultural contexts
  • Discuss Matauranga Māori and link it to your indigenous perspective

We have investigated our precious water resource. Applying a Design Thinking model that can be adapted according to any culture. And we have discussed Matauranga Māori throughout and linked it with Aotearoa, New Zealand as well as the world. We have reflected throughout the process and I hope that you have had the time to embrace the different points of view and the value that every perspective has to offer.

I hope you enjoyed this course and we hope that we have the chance to meet once again.

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