Inspire l Inquire l Imagine
Celebrating Learning Stories Conference 2017
Session Two: 12.30-2.00pm
Presenter: Lynn Rupe, ELP
Workshop 11: Using traditional wisdom in a modern world
Learning stories are a moment in time when past, present and future come together in a way that will support the child to know who they are as a learner. Traditional wisdom, "clothed within a whakatauki” can be used in a modern world to add another lens to the learning that is taking place for tamariki.
This workshop will look at the weaving of traditional knowledge inside Learning Stories. The new Te Whāriki uses whakatauki as a way to highlight and acknowledge the bicultural aspect of our curriculum. The writers have drawn on traditional wisdom for a modern world. Teachers writing learning stories can do the same. Let’s discuss how!
Tū mai e moko. Te Whakaata o ō mātua. Te moko o ō tīpuna. Stand strong, O moko. The reflection of your parents. The blueprint of your ancestors.
Lynn is particularly passionate about community and relationships with the view that assessment, especially Learning Stories, can bring about a deeper connectedness between those within the early childhood community. Lynn knows that research shows that collaboration between the parent, the child and the teacher creates a multiple perspective of the early childhood setting - which allows for deeper, more meaningful learning for all involved, and endeavors to instill this notion of multiple perspectives into her own practice and the practice of others.