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The New Zealand Curriculum Online

Issue: Volume 96, Number 2

Posted: 13 February 2017
Reference #: 1H9d5y

The site is constantly updated with the latest stories, resources, tools and much more. The Education Gazette takes a look at a range of content that may be useful in the classroom during the year ahead.

Fairhaven Special School: culturally responsive pedagogy

NZC image of a teacher and student looking at a lap top togetherFairhaven Special School staff share their learning journey towards becoming a more culturally responsive inclusive school.

As part of a self-review and redesigning of its school curriculum, Fairhaven Special School staff discovered they had a firm understanding of diversity and meeting individual needs in terms of the culture of disability.

However, they realised that for the school culture, environment and curriculum to be truly inclusive, they needed to increase their knowledge and understanding to develop a shared understanding of what cultural competence for teachers of Māori students looks like.

The journey that followed included unpacking the front end of The New Zealand Curriculum, reviewing the school values and holding workshops with the community. Staff then developed a shared culturally responsive vision for the school.

Read the full story at NZC Online(external link). It is particularly relevant to schools reviewing their curriculum with their community.

From the Blog: Learner agency

As you begin a new year you might like to think about ways you can give your students more agency over their learning this year. Students have a sense of agency when they feel in control of things that happen around them; when they feel that they can influence events.

Our latest blog post(external link) unpacks learner agency and how we can support students to be active participants in their learning.

National events and the NZC

These materials highlight national days and weeks of importance. They explain how national events link to The New Zealand Curriculum and provide ideas, resources, and tools to help schools get involved.

National events and the NZC(external link)

BY Education Gazette editors
Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero, reporter@edgazette.govt.nz

Posted: 12:20 am, 13 February 2017

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