Best Practices for Culture and Heritage Education in Aotearoa New Zealand
Develop reflective practice techniques and teaching strategies
Teaching in the culture and heritage sector in Aotearoa New Zealand can differ widely depending on the setting.
On this six-week course, you’ll examine reflective practices within teaching and learning frameworks. You’ll devise strategies for best practices in education beyond the classroom.
Create inclusive education environments and learning programs
Having taken a deep dive into reflective practices, you’ll move on to examine effective program design, creating accessible, inclusive, and diverse learning programs.
Using this knowledge, you’ll be able to assess the impact of your current educational provision and identify areas for improvement.
Improve collaborative school and community engagement
Collaboration can enrich learning experiences both for providers and learners.
You’ll discuss the value of collaboration and explore methods to establish effective partnerships with schools, external partners, and within your organisation itself.
By doing so, you’ll be able to design learning programs that are rich, meaningful, and effective for all learners.
Expand your understanding of educational policies, from child protection to health and safety
Any new best practices should be underpinned by a thorough understanding of the legislation and policies surrounding culture and heritage education.
You’ll explore child protection, health and safety, and monitoring and reporting. With this overview, you can ensure that effective procedures are followed within your learning frameworks.
By the end of this course, you’ll have a firm understanding of educational best practices within culture and heritage settings. You’ll have developed reflective skills, allowing you to adapt past activities and improve learner outcomes moving forward.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Apply reflective techniques to improve your teaching practice.
- Develop your understanding of accessibility and inclusion to design effective programmes for all learners.
- Explore how to develop rich and meaningful learning programmes.
- Discuss how collaboration and partnerships improve your practice.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for educators in Aotearoa New Zealand who work in settings beyond the classroom. Learners should have at least one year’s experience as an educator outside of standard classroom settings.
Who developed the course?
Te Papa’s vision for the future is to change hearts, minds, and lives.
Our role is to be a forum for the nation to present, explore, and preserve the heritage of its cultures and knowledge of the natural environment. Te Papa was established with this role by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Act 1992.
LocationWellington, Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Te Pū Tiaki Mana Taonga Association of Educators Beyond the Classroom is the professional Association of educators working in the cultural and heritage space in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The Association, formerly known as the Museums Education Association of New Zealand (MEANZ), was refreshed in 2018 to encompass all educators working in the cultural and heritage space as well as reflecting that we are all kaitiaki of the taonga in our respective institutions.
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