EXPLORE THE INTERSECTION OF CULTURE, RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND’S BICULTURAL EDUCATION SYSTEM
The education system in Aotearoa New Zealand reflects the country’s diverse society, with a focus on providing equal access to education for all. On this two-week course you’ll investigate how culture, rights and social justice can inform educational practice, focusing on the bicultural education system of Aotearoa New Zealand.
DISCOVER THE UNIQUE CULTURAL CONTEXT OF AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND
Guided by experts in culturally responsive teaching, you’ll explore the key structures and multicultural educational frameworks used in Aotearoa New Zealand, identifying the impact it has on meeting the aspirations of its diverse population.
EXAMINE THE MAIN BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF BICULTURAL APPROACHES TO EDUCATION
Gain an understanding of how the country’s culture has been embedded into mainstream educational frameworks.
WHAT TOPICS WILL YOU COVER?
The history of migrations to Aotearoa New Zealand and how these have shaped the country’s current population.
Different world views and cultural identities of the bicultural partners of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Aotearoa New Zealand’s founding document – Te Tiriti o Waitangi | The Treaty of Waitangi – its creation, its influence and its ongoing journey.
Multiculturalism within bicultural Aotearoa New Zealand.
The development, and experiences of implementing, education policy and curricula in Aotearoa New Zealand.
WHAT WILL YOU ACHIEVE?
By the end of the course…
You’ll have gained an overview of education in Aotearoa New Zealand
You’ll be able to identify the key advantages to developing bicultural and multicultural educational frameworks, as well as the challenges that arise in delivering equity in education for all learners
WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?
This course is designed for learners wanting an introduction to Aotearoa New Zealand biculturalism (Māori and Western-based) in a multicultural context.
It is also suitable for those wanting to gain a wider understanding of Aotearoa New Zealand’s education systems, policies and practices. Learners may be currently working in education or considering further study or a future career in the education sector.
READY TO BOOST YOUR CAREER?
WHO WILL YOU LEARN WITH?
Simon is the Kaiārahi Hōtaka | Programme Leader for the Bachelor of Education programme at Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand.