Process for creating Te Takanga o Te Wā and Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories content

Aotearoa New Zealand is on a journey to ensure that all ākonga in all schools and kura learn how our histories have shaped our present-day lives.

Creating Te Takanga o Te Wā and Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories curriculum content was a collaborative effort. We worked with the education sector, experts, historians, iwi, and community groups. Find out more about who we’re working with.

An essential element in the process was ensuring all New Zealanders had the opportunity to have their voices heard on this important topic. We went out to the whole of New Zealand to gather feedback and carried out testing of the draft content in schools and kura with teachers and kaiako, to further improve the draft curriculum content. Thank you to the thousands of people who shared your thoughts on the curriculum content for Te Takanga o te Wā and Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories.

On 8 September the Ministry of Education released the three consultation documents for Te Takanga o Te Wā and Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories. There is one public consultation report, one classroom and akomanga trialling, one school and kura testing, and a report from the Ministry of Education on what we heard and our response. This is the next stage in ensuring all our ākonga learn about Te Takanga o Te Wā and Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories in all schools and kura.

Results for the public consultation on Te Takanga o Te Wā and Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories now available: Aotearoa New Zealand's histories and Te Takanga o te Wā

The Education Minister Chris Hipkins and Cabinet will review the revised curriculum content to determine if further revisions are needed.

The process diagram available to download below outlines the entire process of creating Te Takanga o Te Wā and Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories.

Te Takanga o Te Wā and Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories process diagram [PDF, 521 KB]

Te Takanga o Te Wā and Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories process diagram (accessible html)

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