Victoria University Institute of Early Childhood Studies 2019 – Autumn Seminar
Looking Backward to Move Forward: Me Anga Whakamua,
9am to 3.15pm, Saturday 11 May.
This seminar offers opportunities for practitioners and researchers to consider strategies, strengths and possible priorities for the New Zealand EC sector in the times ahead.
Many western cultures, probably all ‘modern’ cultures, assume that the future lies ahead of us and the past behind us. In the Māori concept ‘Me anga whakamua’ time and space elide – we ‘face’ our past. What if we develop policy and practice with ‘Me anga whakamua’ in mind – being in tune with our days gone, reflective of our pasts, our experiences, where we came from, who we are – would we be able to move with ease into our futures?
Keynote addresses by:
- Helen May, Adjunct Professor, Victoria University of Wellington
- Ben Clark, Northland Childspace
- Lesley Rameka, University of Waikato
- Tiria Shaw and Hoana McMillan, Te Kōhanga Reo ki Rotokawa and University of Waikato
Contact: Maggie Haggerty
(04) 463 9624
Honouring the Thinking Child Conference
Speaking With Children so They Can Think
In a very real sense, the language we use creates reality. Tom speaks about the specific words we use, and how and when we use them, shape reality for our students for both good and bad.
Tom 'Teacher Tom' Hobson is a preschool teacher, writer, speaker, artist, and author. He is best known for his blog 'Teacher Tom's Blog,' where he has posted daily for nearly a decade.
Join Tom and a range of other speakers (bit.ly/httc2020) who will stimulate your thinking and inspire new action in your Learning Through Play journey.
World Vision Youth Conference 2019
An international leadership event for secondary school leaders in Aotearoa New Zealand. The day is designed to spark a passion for justice and equality in young Kiwis and equip them with leadership tools to go out and create change both locally and globally. This conference will empower and mobilise young leaders across our nation to be strong community advocates and give them a platform to outwork these skills through the 40 Hour Famine in their schools and communities.
Register now as tickets sell fast.
Free tickets, package deals, and scholarship options available. Teachers attend for free