Historical Literacy and Contested Narratives

Professional development (PD) Auckland

Posted: 30 June 2021
Notice reference #: 1HAMhT

Ka mua, ka muri: Walk into the future with a secure knowledge of the past.

This workshop offers opportunities for teachers of social science in Y9–10 to develop subject-specific literacy strategies in the context of contested narratives in Aotearoa New Zealand history. It also offers support for teachers of Y7–8 to develop and extend their teaching of the social sciences curriculum through a history lens.

This workshop aims to inspire teachers to consider how the literacy taught in and through social sciences can support their ākonga in reaching the new, more rigorous NCEA literacy requirements on the horizon. It seeks to explore the strands of literacy, the new Aotearoa NZ histories draft curriculum and the draft literacy standards for teachers to weave into the effective teaching and learning of social science.

The course is based on strategies that Renee has used in her own classroom that have had a positive impact on her students’ ability to read critically and to communicate complex thinking clearly and with insight.

This course spreads over 2 terms with approximately 4 weeks between PLGs to provide opportunities for teachers to trial approaches and strategies, whilst also maintaining momentum. The course consists of:

  • 1 full day 9:30am–3:30pm
  • 2 90 minute online PLGs and
  • 1 3-hour face-to-face PLG.

Events summary


04 August 2021 – 02 November 2021

Further information

Contact: Donna Kerkmeester

 (021) 846 994