Making The New Zealand Curriculum a reality is a challenge all schools are tackling right now. This book captures the stories of 16 schools who participated in a week of conferences round the country earlier this year, as well as the contributions of the hundreds of school leaders and teachers who attended the conferences. Read about the different approaches primary, intermediate and secondary schools from Auckland to Wanaka have tried, what has worked and why, the challenges along the way and the plans for the future. The school stories are organised in themes: defining who you are; effective pedagogy; integrated and inquiry learning; putting students at the heart of learning; and involving the whole community in curriculum and learning. NZCER chief researcher Rosemary Hipkins and Bronwen Cowie of the University of Waikato have woven into the themes the latest relevant research findings on curriculum implementation.
This record of the conferences offers practical ideas, personal insights, advice and inspiration for the curriculum implementation journey ahead. A “must” for all schools and for the people who advise them.