Ngā hononga kura-whānau e puta ai ngā ihu o ngā ākonga Māori

Partnership learning: What to use

You may find these three resources helpful when your school community is planning for sharing and learning.

Community engagement workshops

Community engagement workshops section on NZ Curriculum Online will help you plan and conduct workshops with your school community. While there is not a specific focus on Māori students, the website has useful resources and a range of modules for:

  • curriculum design and review
  • literacy
  • numeracy.
INSTEP learning materials: Approaches to professional learning

Ki te Aotūroa: Improving inservice teacher educator learning and practice, Inservice Teacher Education Practice (INSTEP) project’s learning materials, were informed by the evidence that was emerging as the best evidence syntheses were developed.

They include considerable information about the design of effective professional learning for educators. In particular, they emphasise the value of a collaborative process, in which each person is treated with respect at the same time as their knowledge, beliefs, and practices are valued and critiqued.

The chapter “Conducting Inquiry" includes a section on “Selecting a collaborative process and activities to scaffold learning”.

The section describes five approaches, illustrating them with video clips from practice:

  • aligning beliefs with practice through problem-based methodology
  • learning from modelling by others
  • participating in role play
  • using a coach or mentor
  • working with a critical friend.
Ministry of Education website

For Parents – provides information about schools and how whānau can support and contribute to their children’s learning. 

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