Aotearoa NZ is a bicultural nation and our school communities are becoming much more diverse and multicultural. This course will explore how our school communities might better reflect our bicultural heritage. We will also share ways in which our pedagogy and practice in classrooms as well as our relationships with students and whānau can support the engagement and achievement of all students.
Course participants will be able to:
- evaluate current practices and pedagogy and integrate more culturally responsive practices.
- explore and implement practical ways in which your school might better reflect the bicultural heritage of Aotearoa.
- empower Māori students to achieve educational success ‘as Māori’.
- meaningfully engage with and create partnerships with students, whānau and the wider community.
- implement strategies into practice that will give mana to the Treaty of Waitangi.
Who is this for
Leaders and teachers in English Medium Schools who are seeking to improve their bicultural and culturally responsive practices as well as better engage with students and whānau.
20 week course divided into four modules (5 weeks per module).
3-5 professional learning hours per week.
Each 5 week module includes:
- 2 facilitated webinars
- online learning
Module 1: Culturally Responsive Practice and Pedagogy
Valuing and celebrating everyone’s culture
Module 2: Creating Bicultural School Communities
Reflecting the bicultural heritage of Aotearoa, New Zealand
Module 3: Māori Achieving Success as Māori
Empowering Māori students to achieve educational success as Māori
Module 4: Engaging with Whānau and Students using the Treaty of Waitangi as a framework for partnership.
Giving mana to the Treaty of Waitangi in modern educational contexts