Learning Library: Developing Te Tiriti based practice

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Te Tiriti based practice

In this learning library topic we explore the different ways that New Zealand educators can develop their Te Tiriti based practice. Having a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi is the first teaching standard in the New Zealand Standards for the teaching profession. It underpins the foundations of our code and responsibilities as teachers.

YET we so often don't know where to start.
This collection of learning content aims to
support you in this area of practice. 

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"Understanding Te Whatu Pokeka"

Many of us will know of Te Whatu Pokeka as a Kaupapa Māori assessment framework in ECE.
And as teachers, we have a commitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi in the New Zealand Teacher Standards.

But how confident do you feel to utilise Te Whatu Pokeka in your practice?

Listen to Mero Rokx from Te Rito Maioha in this webinar to learn;
  • What is the kaupapa of Te Whatu Pokeka?
  • How can this assessment framework underpin our practice as teachers?

Resources for Educators

Grow your basket of knowledge about Te Tiriti based practice with these helpful resources

Using whānau aspirations to assess learning

As kaiako we are committed to understanding and including parent and whānau aspirations for their children in our assessment and planning practices. 
In this video from Te Whāriki Online, kaiako and a parent talk about how whānau aspirations are woven into assessment for learning in the early years and beyond.
They discuss how their planning is responsive to individual children's strengths and needs.

Still looking for more on Te Tiriti based practice?

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Te Tiriti o Waitangi - living the values

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Although this article is situated in a school context, the useful explanations and ideas about how we can live the values of Te Tiriti are still really useful for early childhood educators.
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Bicultural identity  in Learning Stories

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This video by Wendy Lee from ELP brings new understanding to how we can support the development of children's bicultural identity through learning stories. 

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Unpacking my kete

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This is a really useful article by Gillian Fitzgerald who helps to explore what it means to unpack understanding of Te Whatu Pokeka as a non-māori in early childhood education. 
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Making connections in your local area

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In this video, kaiako from Pukeatua Kindergarten reflect on how stories connect people to places.
Pukeatua Kindergarten was able to explore local Māori histories through relationships in their community. 
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