Unpacking Te Whāriki at Karapiro - May Workshops
May workshops just released!
Workshop One: Being a learner in the 21st Century: A closer look at Building Learning Power and Dispositions, Wendy Lee
Learning Stories are New Zealand’s unique assessment practice. This idea emerged out of the first research carried out specifically to consider what might assessment look like now we have Te Whāriki. In this workshop we will be focusing on how we as kaiako can support children’s view of themselves as confident and capable learners through the documentation of Learning Stories. We will take a closer look at dispositions and consider what learning is going on in children’s learning episodes, with a view to deepening the learning analysis of the Learning Story. We will also look at what Guy Claxton calls a split screen in relation to analysing our Learning Stories. There will also be opportunities for people to raise questions and discuss issues.
Do you let me fly?
Can my ideas be the focus of my play? Can I choose the time and space for this to happen? Can I be with the people that are important to me?
Children’s learning identities flourish when they can pursue their working theories because Children who are ‘up for challenge’ realise that anything worth doing takes time, effort, patient exploration and a willingness to explore possibilities.
This doesn’t mean that learning happens easily. In the process, children build an understanding of themselves as learners who don’t give up; as learners who like to trial new approaches and as learners who enjoy the stimulation of tricky challenging goals with and alongside their friends.
Children’s curiosity to explore and understand their world is strengthened when they can do this in a richly resourced environment with teachers who are finely tuned in to their interests, energies and passions.