Early Childhood Professional Learning Workshops


Saturday 30 March 2019
9:00am - 12:30pm
Fairley Motor Lodge, Napier

$45.00 per workshop | $85.00 for both workshops

Te Whatu Pōkeka - kaupapa Māori assessment for learning

9:00am - 10:30am

E kore au e ngaro, he kākano i ruia mai i Rangiātea.

I will never be lost for I am a seed sown in Rangiātea

Te Whatu Pōkeka provides a wonderful framework for educators to develop their professional bi-cultural practice within an Early childhood setting. It provides a view for educators to learn about relationships, rituals and practices common amongst Māori culture which originates from the story of Te Orokohanga. Te Whatu Pōkeka can be the tool to begin this journey to strengthen bicultural practices within your centre and developing a Māori world view. A time to share thoughts and ideas and assessment using a te ao Māori framework.

Strengthening a bi-cultural curriculum

11:00am - 12:30pm

We are challenged to transform from a mono-cultural programme where some things are added on, to an authentic engagement in real bi-cultural experiences (Ritchie and Rau 2008).

Te Whāriki is built on a foundation of Māori values and belief systems. This workshop will share an insight into some of the practices that support these values and beliefs and can bring richness to all children of any culture.