In 2022, the Ministry of Education launched the Literacy & Communication and Maths Strategy, followed by the Literacy & Communication and Maths Action Plans. The next priority for implementing the action plans was to develop a Common Practice Model (CPM). The CPM outlines principles and evidence-informed pedagogical approaches to underpin teaching and learning for literacy & communication and maths within Te Whāriki and The New Zealand Curriculum.
The purpose of this literature overview was to provide the Common Practice Contributors Group with a range of current research on effective principles and pedagogies in literacy & communication and maths in Aotearoa New Zealand. This evidence was intended to support the group to determine effective pedagogies, with the diverse cultural, linguistic, dispositions, and learning backgrounds of ākonga in mind. This literature overview is structured around three broad research questions:
- What key principles and pedagogies underpin effective literacy and communication teaching from early childhood through to the end of secondary schooling?
- What key principles and pedagogies underpin effective maths teaching from early childhood through to the end of secondary schooling?
- What are the common themes relating to key principles underpinning effective pedagogies for teaching literacy & communication and maths?
The review was produced by NZCER on contract to the Ministry of Education.