Last Friday, Te Poutāhū | Curriculum Centre published updates regarding Te Mātaiaho | The Curriculum Framework as part of the NZC refresh, phase 1 of the Common Practice Model and resources for planning Teacher-Only Days. Please find key information and web links for each of these workstreams below.
Further feedback on Te Mātaiaho | The Curriculum Framework
We have made changes to Te Mātaiaho | The Curriculum Framework based on what we heard from schools at the end of last year. We have also finalised some aspects that were still in development.
Now, we’re seeking feedback on Te Mātaiaho as a completed whole. The engagement period is now open until 12 May.
The Curriculum Refresh website – Curriculum Refresh | Education NZ is designed to be the one-stop-shop on the Refresh. Here – kaiako can be directed to an online webinar to find out more, find a PDF of the content, videos and implementation supports, and fill out feedback surveys.
The Mathematics & Statistics and English learning areas have also been updated following engagement at the end of 2022. We expect to finalise and release these two learning areas for use by schools and kura in Term 2.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email the refresh team at [email protected]
Phase 1 of the Common Practice Model
The Common Practice Model is now available on our website: Common Practice Model – Education in New Zealand.
Phase 1 describes evidence-informed pedagogical approaches that support teaching and learning in literacy, communication, and maths through Te Whāriki: Early childhood curriculum and The New Zealand Curriculum. Broadly speaking, while the New Zealand Curriculum focuses on ‘what’ is taught, the Common Practice Model focuses on ‘how’ it is taught. The Common Practice Model is in service to The New Zealand Curriculum and the progress steps in the NZC will be integral to the Common Practice Model as we develop the practices.
Phase 2 will outline practices to help kaiako teach literacy, communication, and maths, and this will be released later in 2023.
There is a range of supporting materials on the Ministry’s website to provide additional context for the Common Practice Model, including short videos, one-pagers, illustrations, and links to Education Gazette articles.
If you have any questions, please contact the team at [email protected]
Resources for planning Teacher-Only Days
A ‘resource menu’ is now available to support Teacher-only day planning.
Resources and focus points from across the Curriculum and Assessment Change Programme are now available on our Te Mahau website: Te Mahau | Teacher-only days 2023-2024.