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    Tessa Gray
    What is an authentic learning context?
    21 November
    Public discussion Created by Tessa Gray

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    In a constructivist model of learning, we talk about Play Based learning, Project-Based learning, Passion projects,  Student-based inquiry, STEAM, STEM, Makerspace...we even talk about, In an authentic context with end users in mind...(Digital Technologies) so what is an authentic learning context?

    Where to start? Concept? Problem? Learning area? Key Competencies? Are these based on local stories, historical moments, tipuna, global or the students themselves? Are these issues-based or curriculum driven? I'd really appreciate some ideas for how you or your colleagues brainstorm contexts for learning. Please feel free to add these below. smiley

    In the latest CORE Ten Trends under the cultural theme, is the trend, Cultural narratives where it reads:

    Localising the curriculum & culturally responsive practice: In New Zealand each educational setting is charged with co-constructing a localised curriculum with their communities to enable learning that is meaningful, relevant, and connected to students’ lives. Culturally locating your educational setting is pivotal in creating a culturally responsive curriculum that resonates with the aspirations of mana whenua, whānau and their tamariki. No matter the setting, one common theme reverberates – a sense of belonging, identity, language and culture are at the heart of Māori student success as well as success for all learners. (Page 62)

    For more discussions on the Ten Trends, see CORE Ten Trends group in edSpace. Note: You'll need to join this group before contributing.

    The Ministry has also just released, Leading Local Curriculum Guide series to deliberately help schools steer their curriculum and assessment review and design decisions as you strengthen your local curriculum. There is also a series of FREE workshops being hosted around the country to support you, Click on the city near you and you will get into the registration site.

    Is this a journey your school, kura or Kāhui ako is currently on? What interests or concerns you most?

    - By Tessa Gray
      • Tessa Gray
        By Tessa Gray
        Mar 4

        In the latest CORE Ten Trends under the cultural theme, is the trend, Cultural narratives where it reads:

        Localising the curriculum & culturally responsive practice: In New Zealand each educational setting is charged with co-constructing a localised curriculum with their communities to enable learning that is meaningful, relevant, and connected to students’ lives. Culturally locating your educational setting is pivotal in creating a culturally responsive curriculum that resonates with the aspirations of mana whenua, whānau and their tamariki. No matter the setting, one common theme reverberates – a sense of belonging, identity, language and culture are at the heart of Māori student success as well as success for all learners. (Page 62)

        For more discussions on the Ten Trends, see CORE Ten Trends group in edSpace. Note: You'll need to join this group before contributing.

        The Ministry has also just released, Leading Local Curriculum Guide series to deliberately help schools steer their curriculum and assessment review and design decisions as you strengthen your local curriculum. There is also a series of FREE workshops being hosted around the country to support you, Click on the city near you and you will get into the registration site.

        Is this a journey your school, kura or Kāhui ako is currently on? What interests or concerns you most?

        • Tessa Gray
          By Tessa Gray
          Jan 31

          MapSchools and kura are starting back, kaiako (teachers) and tumuaki (leaders) are coming together to map the year ahead, some aren't doing this without the input of their students and the wider community. 

          This resource from Grow Waitaha is an exemplary example of how NZ educators are so willing to share their mahi. I found the exercise of asking akonga their views on learning, in the student conversation toolkit very powerful and the facilitated strategies and support material very useful. There are also examples of authentic/collaborative learning from Grow Waitaha in their authentic curriculum kete.

          I'm off to a staff meeting tomorrow asking for community input on learning design, which makes me still wonder how everyone else is designing authentic learning in 2019? 

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