EONZ Conference 2020: Education Outside the Classroom – Opening Minds, Transforming Futures

Conference / AGM New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 16 June 2020
Notice reference #: 1HA8Je

Education Outside the Classroom: Opening Minds, Transforming Futures

Maanaki whenua, maanaki tangata, haere whakamua

Care for the land, care for the people, go forward

If you are interested in enriching and innovating your teaching practice by taking it beyond the classroom (EOTC), this conference is for you. You can expect an engaging, thought-provoking and hands-on two days. The conference is being delivered simultaneously in 5 centres across Aoteaora and has been designed for all educators (ECE through to secondary) and all learning areas

When: 28–29 September.


Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland—Mt Albert Grammar

Tauranga—Waikato University, Tauranga Campus

Te Whanganui-a-Tara / Wellington—Worser Bay Boat Club

Ōtautahi / Christchurch—Ara Institute of Canterbury

Ōtepoti / Dunedin—St Margaret’s College, Otago University

Across the 2 days:

Day 1 will involve all five centres streaming together online to participate in a range of activities. You will engage with the ideas raised by our keynote speakers and unpack them through engaging discussion and activities.

Day 2 each centre will follow an individualised programme based on the needs and interests of the region. We will be out in place, engaging with our local communities and environments. 
Topics and sessions will include: 
 Ways to integrate responsive and authentic learning about our environment.
 Enhancing student and staff wellbeing through connected learning.
 Discovering meaning through Mātauranga Māori and multicultural values/practices.
 Navigating and proactively leading changes in education.
 Managing the nitty gritty of EOTC: health and safety, workload and budgeting.

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

28 September 2020 – 29 September 2020

Further information

Contact: Sophie Watson

 (027) 336 3950