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Question 2

Question 2 – How have you or your school engaged the community in curriculum design?

This storify slideshow brings together the responses or tweets that we received for question two in our edchatnz twitter session.

The slideshow:

  • shows that schools engage with their communities in different ways
  • emphasises the importance of student voice in curriculum design
  • gives advice on how schools can move from informing their communities to collaborating with them on curriculum design.

School stories, research, and resources are included to add context to the ideas. Reflective questions are provided to stimulate deeper thinking and offer a call to action.

The slideshow enables you to get involved in the discussion. You can hover on the tweets to reply or retweet. Alternatively, you can email us your thoughts and stories. We would love to hear from you.

Supporting resources on NZC Online

Community and curriculum at Renwick School
Staff, students, parents, and the community were fully involved in the planning and writing of a school curriculum that reflected Renwick School and its place in the community. It is evident that parents, students, and staff all feel an ownership in the document and its implementation.

Ideas to engage your community
Diana Tregoweth, Principal of Owairaka School, outlines some of the approaches in place to encourage parent, family, whānau, and community engagement at her school.

Reviewing your curriculum – Know your learners
This section supports you to seek and respond to the interests, aspirations, and learning needs of your students when designing your school curriculum.


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The differences between parent involvement and parent engagement
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Updated on: 27 May 2016

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