Enriching curriculum through culture and heritage in Aotearoa, New Zealand
Discover the connection between cultural heritage and education
Aotearoa features a unique education system that celebrates its diverse cultural heritage.
On this four-week course, you’ll explore these frameworks and learn how culture and heritage organisations can enhance teaching and learning practices.
Learn how to enrich experiences of multicultural education
You’ll examine what makes culture and heritage organisations stimulating spaces for teaching and learning. You’ll also discover what is meant by the local curriculum in Aotearoa and how culture and heritage education can feature in its design.
Using these concepts, you’ll be able to position your organisation as integral to learners’ cultural understanding with programs that reflect this importance.
Explore bicultural, formal education within the context of Aotearoa
The education system in Aotearoa reflects the community and its cultural heritage.
You’ll gain insights into Te Whāriki, the early years curriculum, Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, the curriculum for Māori medium learners, and the New Zealand Curriculum for students learning within English medium settings.
With this knowledge, you can develop engaging programs that meet the needs of different learners.
Develop teaching and learning strategies for culture and heritage organisations within the New Zealand curriculum
The new Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories curriculum content gives learners a deeper cultural understanding of the country.
Using reflective skills, you’ll discover how to enrich understanding beyond the classroom, informing your organisation’s education plans.
By the end of this course, you’ll understand the educational context of Aotearoa and how cultural organisations can support and enrich learning. You’ll also be able to design resources that reflect culturally sensitive understandings of Aotearoa.
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...
- Reflect on the educational role of culture and heritage organisations
- Discuss reasons why culture and heritage organisations are stimulating places for learning
- Demonstrate understanding of the New Zealand Curriculum
- Present ideas for what culture and heritage organisations can do to enrich New Zealand Curriculum and support learners
- Contribute statements to include in an education strategy
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for educators working in culture and heritage contexts in New Zealand. It is particularly relevant to those who have no formal teacher training.
Learners should have a basic understanding of how culture and heritage organisations work and the basic principles of teaching and learning.
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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