Kei Tua o te Pae

Kei Tua o te Pae/Assessment for Learning: Early Childhood Exemplars is a best-practice guide that will help teachers continue to improve the quality of their teaching.

The exemplars are a series of books that will help teachers to understand and strengthen children's learning. It also shows how children, parents and whānau can contribute to this assessment and ongoing learning.

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Learning outcomes in the school curriculum: key competencies

There is an alignment between the curriculum strands and learning outcomes in Te Whāriki and the key competencies in the New Zealand Curriculum for schools. Key competencies in the school curriculum are similarly dispositional and complex. They too focus on skill or ability, together with inclination/ motivation and sensitivity to occasion or context, and they too are about action.

Key competencies, learning dispositions, and working theories provide the foundations for lifelong learning in any domain. If the educational environments and assessment practices are in place to support them, such competencies, learning dispositions, and working theories will be enriched and will develop in strength.