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Teachers as learners: Improving outcomes for Māori and Pasifika students through inquiry

These learning materials are primarily for teachers and school leaders, and they may also be useful for others in education. Their purpose is to illustrate how teachers have used an inquiry approach to teaching to become more culturally responsive and to improve outcomes for their Māori and Pasifika students.

The teachers’ stories illustrate a variety of contexts and experiences: some involve teachers relatively new to the profession, while others show very experienced teachers taking a fresh look at their practice. Whatever their situation, all the teachers have willingly shared the challenges and highlights of their investigations in order that other teachers and school leaders may use them as triggers for their own inquiries.

Two students sitting at a desk.
Introduction

Why focus on inquiry and on Māori and Pasifika student achievement?

Teaching as inquiry

"Effective pedagogy requires that teachers inquire into the impact of their teaching on their students." NZC, page 35.

Learning stories

The learning stories illustrate parts of the learning journeys of seven different teachers.

Published on: 26 Aug 2009


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