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Bicultural principles of best practice for teaching and learning online | Ngā mātāpono kākano rua o te mahi ako tuihono

Edited by Arapera Card, Rosina Merry, and Janis Carroll-Lind

To publish 15 July

This resource sets out 11 principles that are inherent in best practice for teaching in an online bicultural delivery environment. The intention of these principlesis to provide all kaiako with a shared understanding of online teaching expectations that embrace tikanga principles and practices throughout all areas of their online teaching . The bicultural principles were initially developed for a tertiary organisation, Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand, but are readily transferrable to all educational settings.

Each chapter in this book begins with a principle that is then expanded on in more depth by individual authors.  Some of the principles were developed with a theoretical approach, while others have a more applied approach.  When reflecting on best bicultural practices for teaching online, it should be acknowledged that these 11 principles come as a package. They are an interacting mix, and the importance of their inter-relationships must be noted. No principle should be considered in isolation. 



Simon Archard

Sara Archard

Arapera Card

Dawn Macowan

Dr Rosina Merry

Mero Rokx

Raewyn Penman

Bridgette Redder

Susana Smith

Jade Whaanga

Rachel Winslow