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News of January 2011

Curriculum news and website highlights.

Parent reading to child.

Tātaiako: Cultural competencies for teachers of Māori learners

31/08/11

This new resource explains the progression of the competencies teachers need to develop so they can help Māori learners achieve educationally as Māori.

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ka hikitia
Secondary middle leaders.

Secondary middle leaders

23/08/11

This newly launched section provides a range of information, tools, and resources to support secondary middle leaders as they lead change in relation to The New Zealand Curriculum.

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leading change
secondary
Students work with teacher.

NZC Update 12 - Understanding teaching as inquiry

09/08/11

This Update describes observations made by the Education Review Office (ERO) in a recent evaluation of how New Zealand schools were using the teaching as inquiry process.

NZC Update issue 12 (PDF, 525 KB)

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teaching as inquiry
ERO

Directions for learning: The New Zealand Curriculum principles, and teaching as inquiry May 2011

22/07/11

In early 2010, ERO were asked to conduct an initial evaluation, and a follow up evaluation one year later, to investigate how schools were using the eight principles and the teaching as inquiry process as outlined in The New Zealand Curriculum

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principles
research
teaching as inquiry
Literacy Online.

New National Standards reading and writing illustrations

22/07/11

Set 4 of the National Standard Reading and Writing Illustrations are now available on Literacy Online.

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national standards
NZC Update 11.

NZC Update 11 - Monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the NZC

14/07/11

This Update focuses on an evaluation of progress in the implementation of the New Zealand Curriculum, using data collected in 2008 and 2009.

PDF icon. NZC Update 11 (PDF, 917 KB)

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curriculum implementation
tax citizenship image.

Tax education and citizenship resource

06/07/11

This resource supports students to understand what tax is, what it is used for, and how all citizens are involved. It focuses on key social studies objectives and also covers the key NZC value of 'community and participation', key competency 'managing self' and the future focus issue of 'citizenship'.

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social sciences
Rugby world cup.

RWC activity books

06/07/11

Developed by the NZ 2011 office, in association with the Ministry of Education, the RWC 2011 Activity Book will provide all year 1-8 students with a book of learning activities. It has three curriculum levels to choose from, each strongly aligned to the social sciences curriculum, and Effective Pedagogy in Social Sciences: Tikanga ā Iwi: BES.

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health and physical education
social sciences
Gay Gilbert and Lynette Townsend.

Mantle of the expert

30/06/11

In this curriculum conversation Gay Gilbert and Lynette Townsend discuss how they have used 'the mantle of the expert' as a different approach to inquiry learning.

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drama
effective pedagogy
inquiry
Students stand in front of murals.

Inquiry framework at Sylvia Park School

30/06/11

Sylvia Park's inquiry planning team support all teachers to develop authentic engaging learning for their students. In this story the planning team and students discuss what inquiry looks like in their school.

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art
effective pedagogy
inquiry
ka hikitia
key competencies
Pasifika
using language symbols and texts

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