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O le ala i le pule o le tautua
The pathway to leadership is service:
An insight into honouring le vā
Wednesday 21 February,
As a Teine Samoa born in New Zealand I have always been in a space of three worlds,the world of the ‘palagi’ the world of indigenous peoples of Aotearoa and the world of a Samoan….
Sustainability challenges and strategies for kaiako
Dr. Jenny Ritchie
Wednesday 13 March,
A year ago many parts of Aotearoa witnessed extreme weather events. In some cases extensive damage has caused families ongoing distress and dislocation…..
Opening the door on teaching and learning for infants in ECE:
Intuited pedagogy or intentional practice
Professor E. Jayne White
Wednesday 10 April,
Despite the fact that infants have been part of the NZ ECE curriculum for well over twenty years, the pedagogies that orient their learning are not easily asserted….
Beyond the Horizon: Continuing the journey into Kei Tua o te Pae – Part 2 Unleashed!
Wednesday 8 May,
Exploring the crucial aspects raised by Kei Tua o te Pae, starting with the importance of Māori educational advancement. The focus will then shift to ‘assessment for learning’ Te aromatawai mō te akoranga, covering key elements like everyday contexts, embracing uncertainty, listening to mokopuna, and collective assessments….
Weaving Te Whāriki Aspirations into Our Collective Learning Culture
Wednesday 12 June,
We all have different stories, varied experiences, and unique world views. We celebrate this uniqueness, yet we are also committed, as early childhood kaiako, to being responsive to our mokopuna in ways that bring Te Whāriki aspirations to life…
Sewing Pūrākau in the Fabric of Our Place – A Kaiako Te Tiriti Perspective
Wednesday 10 July,
Localised curriculum or place-based curriculum are phrases we often hear in our pedagogical discourse. In essence, these concepts are concerned with the relationship between people and their identities, the place which they occupy as a learning community and the spaces around it, imbued with story and history….
The image of the kaiako; writing Learning Stories for each other
Wednesday 14 August,
Just as our view of tamariki is culturally and socially created, so are our views of ourselves as kaiako. How does this show up in our whanaungatanga with our colleagues, mentors, mentees, and student kaiako? Are we engaging in regular reflective practices exploring our thoughts and feelings about our roles as kaiako?…
Strengthening local curriculum in early childhood settings for our pēpi
Wednesday 11 September,
Our pēpi thrive when they are in environments that nurture their wairua. Having a localised curriculum, that builds upon the strengths of whānau, hapū, and iwi is one way to implement this….
Ko te kai a te Rangatira, he kōrero – the food of the chiefs is dialogue
Wednesday 9 October,
We all know how important, vital really, it is to build and sustain respectful, reciprocal relationships with whanau in our hapori. We all know how important it is to value parent/ whānau voice in our curriculum. But, how do we make this happen when for example, our whānau aren’t really contributing on Story Park?….
A.I: Friend or Foe? Exploring the use
of AI in ECE
Wednesday 13 November,
Te Tahuhu o te Matauranga (The Ministry of Education) says that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is likely to have an increasing impact on education systems over the coming years. (Education Gazette, May 2023) Like any new technology, it is full of both possibility and uncertainty….