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Criterion 10

Fully certified teachers work effectively within the bicultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Key indicators:

  • Practise and develop the relevant use of te reo Māori me ngā tikanga-a-iwi in context.
  • Specifically and effectively address the educational aspirations of ākonga Māori, displaying high expectations for their learning.

Guiding question

How can e-learning support my teaching to take into account the bicultural context of teaching and learning in Aotearoa New Zealand?

The Māori Education Strategy: Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013–2017
This is an updated strategy, following its predecessor, Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success 2008–2012, that set the direction for improving how the education system performs for Māori students. 

Tau Mai Te Reo – The Māori Language in Education Strategy 2013-2017
Tau Mai Te Reo expresses what the Ministry of Education and education sector agencies will do for learners of Māori language in English-medium and Māori-medium. The Māori and English language versions of Tau Mai Te Reo, and their summaries, are available to download.

Te Reo Māori
This site contains tools and resources designed to help teachers introduce Te Reo Māori content in English-medium schools. 

Research and readings – Access the following documents via the research and readings page on Enabling e-Learning: 

Facilitator, Jason Ruakere, students, and teacher, Chris Luke talk about the difference marae-based learning supported by digital technologies has made to students' confidence and identity.

Supporting Māori students through ako-e (e-learning)  
These stories and resources demonstrate how e-learning tools can be used to build relationships and engage with Māori learners, whānau, and iwi.

Te kotahitanga project
School stories, resources, and discussions surrounding the inclusion of Māori contexts in learning.   

Tātaiako: Cultural Competencies for Teachers of Māori Learners  
This resource is designed to support teachers to personalise learning for, and with, Māori learners, and to ensure they enjoy educational success as Māori. 

Research and readings - Access the following documents via the research and readings page on Enabling e-Learning.

Māori achieving succes as Māori – MASAM
This page contains information about MASAM, how it intersects with e-learning, and how it can help Māori students to achieve educative success in our schools. 

Māori resources
School stories, links to discussions in the Virtual Learning Network (VLN), and useful websites to support teaching and learning for Māori.

Blended e-learning for Māori and Pasifika learners
This group in the VLN has a wealth of resources to support teaching and learning.

Typing Māori easily
Instructions on how to type macrons for all computer platforms.

Te Kāhui Māngai
Te Kāhui Māngai is primarily designed to provide information on iwi (tribes) in New Zealand, including their rohe, hapū, marae, and representative organisations. It also includes certain national and Māori organisations.

Whānau engagement
This section of the site contains strategies to connect with whānau in order to support learning, as well as the digital tools that can be employed to support these strategies.  

e-Learning community discussions

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