NZCER is contracted by the Ministry of Education to monitor Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) providers who receive funding for their services. The LEOTC team monitor museums, zoos, art galleries, aquariums, outdoor education providers, and environmental organisations across Aotearoa New Zealand. As a part of this contract NZCER provides support and advice to providers. This includes site visits to observe and evaluate education programmes in action. The team also provides opportunities to discuss programme content and delivery, teaching and learning practice, and ways to ensure students get the most benefit from their experiences.
Information about the LEOTC and the various providers around the country can be found on the TKI website.
Documents produced as part of this monitoring project are posted on the provider support section of the LEOTC home page.