NZ History and a Treaty Curriculum in Action, with Tamsin Hanly
NZ History and a Treaty Curriculum in action
Teachers and leaders often find effectively meeting the wider goals of ERO indicators and developing policies and curriculum that meet the Treaty of Waitangi expectations challenging. This course will expose teachers to new knowledge and effective strategies to teach these histories to school students across various curriculum in order to more effectively meet school-wide Treaty obligations. The world views and knowledge bases of tangata whenua and Pākehā will be explained and significant historical events will be explored from both these perspectives. Participants will be able to identify some practical ideas, activities and strategies to engage students of all ethnicities in these concepts in order to deepen their understanding of our past.
Tamsin is a lecturer at The University of Auckland, in the Faculty of Education and Social Work, Māori Department. She has worked in and around Māori and mainstream education since 1986. In 2007 she completed her Masters with first class honours titled ‘Preparing students for bicultural relationships’. This led to the development of a programme resource that uses Māori and Pakeha histories to support teachers to deliver a treaty responsive curriculum.