Aotearoa New Zealand's histories and Te Takanga o te Wā

Results for the public consultation on Te Takanga o Te Wā and Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories 

The Ministry of Education tested the draft curriculum content for 'The New Zealand Curriculum' and 'Te Marautanga o Aotearoa' from February 3 to May 31, 2021. This included testing that was done in school and kura staffrooms, in classrooms, and with the public.

Feedback was invited through a survey or general submission. 

This new curriculum content will support ākonga to be critical thinkers and understand our past, in order to make sense of the present. They will be learning Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories from a range of people’s perspectives at a local and national level.

We are now sharing the following reports that have been compiled on the testing.

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Aotearoa New Zealand's histories: Reports on testing

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Aotearoa New Zealand’s Histories: Findings from the public engagement on the draft curriculum content

Full report [PDF, 9.1 MB]

Full report (accessible version) [DOCX, 7.2 MB]

Summary [PDF, 1.6 MB]

Summary (accessible version) [DOCX, 3.3 MB]

New Zealand Council for Educational Research

This full report and summary collates feedback received from the public consultation.

 

Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories and Te Takanga o te Wā: Classroom and akomanga trialling of draft content [PDF, 2.4 MB]

Classroom and akomanga trialling of draft content (accessible version) [DOCX, 2 MB]

New Zealand Council for Educational Research and CORE Education

This summarises and collates feedback received from the classroom testing.

Aotearoa New Zealand’s Histories: Findings from school engagement on the draft curriculum content [PDF, 1011 KB]

Findings from school engagement on the draft curriculum content (accessible version) [DOCX, 798 KB]

Te Paetawhiti Ltd & Associates

This summarises and collates feedback received from the staffroom survey

Aotearoa New Zealand’s Histories: What you told us and how we’re responding [PDF, 2.6 MB]

What you told us and how we're responding (accessible version) [DOCX, 5.4 MB]

Ministry of Education

This summarises the themes from the above reports and shows how the Ministry of Education has responded in either changing the draft curriculum content or the Ministry’s planned implementation supports.

What happens next for schools and kura?

There are a wealth of resources and professional learning supports available now for leaders, kaiako and teachers to use:

Information for schools: Aotearoa New Zealand's histories / Social Sciences Online - eZSSOL (tki.org.nz)(external link)

Information for kura: Kia māhorahora te reo Māori | Kauwhata Reo(external link)

Over the next five years the Ministry of Education is undertaking a refresh of the national curriculum which includes 'The New Zealand Curriculum' and 'Te Marautanga o Aotearoa'.

This work will ensure the national curriculum is clear, easy to use and is delivering inclusive and equitable learning for all ākonga. Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories marks the first step towards the changes in the respective curriculum documents.  

Te Takanga o Te Wā will be part of the Tikanga ā-Iwi wāhanga ako of 'Te Marautanga o Aotearoa'.

More specific information about the redevelopment of 'Te Marautanga o Aotearoa': Te Marautanga o Aotearoa - Kauwhata Reo(external link)(external link)

Aotearoa New Zealand's histories will be part of the Social Sciences learning area of 'The New Zealand Curriculum'.

More specific information about the refresh of 'The New Zealand Curriculum': Refreshing The New Zealand Curriculum

Information on implementation for schools and kura

We will keep schools and kura updated on the release of the final Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories content, the testing of the draft Social Sciences curriculum content, and the refresh of 'The New Zealand Curriculum' through the school bulletin and other Ministry channels, including Facebook, Twitter and this website.

This is a journey for all of us, and there are many in the community such as iwi and hapū that are still working out how they would like to work alongside schools and kura to deliver rich learning. The Ministry of Education wants to support effective collaboration and is looking at the best ways to do that, while learning from instances where it is working well.

Resources and professional learning supports available now

There are a wide range of resources and professional learning supports available now for leaders, kaiako and teachers to use.

These implementation supports and resources will continue to be developed and added to over time.

PLD

Regionally Allocated Professional Learning and Development (PLD) is underpinned by a set of national priorities, which are:

  • Local Curriculum Design
  • Cultural Capability
  • Assessment for Learning (English medium)
  • Digital Fluency

Regionally-allocated PLD – Professional Learning & Development(external link)

More information on supports for teachers: Refreshing 'The New Zealand Curriculum' – Education in New Zealand

Contact us

Questions about Te Takanga o Te Wā or Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories, email: AotearoaNewZealandHistories@education.govt.nz

More information on the refresh of 'The New Zealand Curriculum', email: NewZealand.CurriculumRefresh@education.govt.nz

More information on the redevelopment of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, email: TeReo.MaoriGroup@education.govt.nz

Aotearoa New Zealand's histories: More detail on the draft content creation and how we will support schools and kura

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