This paper attempts to illuminate ancient pedagogies, which resonate within contemporary educational contexts. Findings from the research on Mäori traditional child rearing and teaching and learning practices could inform and contribute positively to today's learning environments. It is worth noting that ancient conventions in education are sometimes replicated in what is currently termed best practice.
This publication reviews literature related to Māori teaching and learning styles.
Manuscripts, archives, government reports, research reports, literature reviews, journal and newspaper articles, and publications and monographs were accessed to piece together a record of traditional and contemporary practices.
The written record shows that Māori used mixed curricula and varieties of media to transmit information, knowledge, and socio-cultural perspectives within, between, and among generations as well as across locations.