Rawiri Hindle

For more than 30 years, Rawiri has been a teacher in both English in Māori medium settings. He has worked as a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in the Māori Departments of the Faculty of Education of Victoria University (Wellington) and University of Auckland, teaching and coaching many students in arts-based and culturally responsive pedagogies. He is a regular presenter and keynote speaker at TRCC workshops and at National and International Education-based Conferences and Committees.

Rawiri’s teaching and research is situated in the context of investigating the role that embodied ways of being, including mindfulness, movement, and the arts, play in deepening understanding of the intangible components of learning and knowing. The research is situated in Māori and indigenous perspectives that regard knowledge as a holistic mind, body, and soul phenomena.

At present Rawiri is working in a full Māori immersion kura implementing the Pause Breathe Smile programme, collaborating on the development and delivery of Whaiwāhi Mauri Tau, and conducting research into links between the PBS programme and Mātauranga Māori and Māori cosmology. He also has a Creatives in Schools contract working in schools in the Far North of Aotearoa (his Iwi).