By focusing on Cultural Capability teachers and kaiako can develop the skills to better recognise a diversity of identities, including culture, gender, sexuality and ability.
Culturally capable teachers and kaiako locate knowledge that has been marginalised, connecting with and legitimising this knowledge in the curriculum. With these improved skills, you can take action to amplify the views of marginalised communities and those who identify with them. Culturally capable teachers and kaiako are aware of practices that perpetuate discrimination, racism and inequity. You will be fully equipped to analyse and adjust practices to communicate and teach in ways that develop critical consciousness and sustain and value cultural identity.
We can deliver bespoke PLD to create equity through implementing culturally responsive practices that support all learners to live by their cultural heritage and identity; and enable an environment where Māori learners achieve education success as Māori.
We also work with Tapasā, the cultural competencies framework to increase the capability of teachers and leaders working with Pacific learners. Tapasā brings Pacific perspectives to effective and quality teaching practice at different stages of a teachers’ journey, in key areas and transition points for learners in primary and secondary education.
- Increased skills and competencies of teachers
- Better understanding of diverse and ethnic-specific identities, languages and cultures of Pacific learners
- Quality pedagogical strategies that can be applied in the context.
We’re not all the same. New Zealand education is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi but if it’s going to succeed for Maori learners and their whānau, cultural capability is critical. This requires teachers and kaiako to recognise diversity of culture, gender and sexuality and to appreciate and amplify the view through a Te Ao Māori lens.
Tapasā brings Pacific perspectives to effective and quality teaching practice at different stages of a teachers’ journey in key areas and transition points for learners in primary and secondary education.learn more
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