Place-based Education in our Backyard: Te Tūranga o Ōku Waewae

Professional development (PD)

Posted: 12 April 2019
Notice reference #: 1H9tEC

Join Rosalie Reiri, Patariki Grace and Te Mako Orzecki to raise awareness of the importance of teaching cultural narratives unique to Aotearoa.

This CORE Breakfast seminar will:

  • introduce participants to place-based education and the importance of teaching cultural stories in order to affirm Māori culture, identity, and heritage
  • locate participants from where their feet stand in their own backyard and recognise the influences of people, place, and historical events that have shaped who we are today
  • grow awareness of place-based education, its potential to localise learning and to localise the school curriculum
  • help realise that cultural narratives are as much for non-Māori as they are for Māori.

In the optional and interactive follow-up workshop, participants will:

  • experience a variety of activities about place-based education and how these could be used in the classroom
  • gain knowledge of local place names and stories within the Wellington region
  • develop approaches that engage tamariki in stories that affirm their culture, identity, and heritage.

Come along and kick start your day with professional learning at this CORE Breakfast – find out more.

Further information

Contact: Elizabeth Craker

 (021) 242 2875