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

We engaged with educators, experts and the public to create the new Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories and Te Takanga o Te Wā draft curriculum content. Find out more about the different groups involved in the process at education.govt.nz/AotearoaNZhistories.

Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories and Te Takanga o Te Wā testing explained:

  • School and Kura Testing

The purpose of School and Kura Testing was to get specific feedback from teachers on how the draft content material would work in their schools.

  • Classroom and Akomanga Trialling

The purpose of Classroom and Akomanga Trialling was to understand how teachers and kaiako used the draft content in their planning and how students responded.

  • Public engagement

The purpose of the online survey and broader public engagement was to provide everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand with the opportunity to share their view on the draft content.

Timeline and process outline

2019

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Education Minister Chris Hipkins announce Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories will be taught in schools and kura in 2022

2020

Draft curriculum content for Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories in The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Takanga o Te Wā in Te Marautanga o Aotearoa written by two Curriculum Writing Groups convened by the Ministry of Education

2021

Feedback on draft curriculum content given by:

  • Ohu Matua
  • He Whakaruruhau
  • Interagency Group
  • Schools and kura who tested the content
  • Royal Society Independent Expert Advisory Group

Three types of testing were undertaken and then analysed at the same time:

  1. School and Kura Testing – survey on draft content completed 354 survey responses from 157 kura, schools or groups of kura/ schools. Ten wānanga gave feedback on Te Takanga o Te Wā

Staffroom and Kura Testing independently analysed Analysis undertaken by Te Paetawhiti Ltd & Associates

  1. Classroom and akomanga trialling of draft content completed Carried out by teachers, kaiako and leaders in around 60 schools and 20 kura Trialling was facilitated by CORE Education

Classroom and Akomanga Trialling independently analysed Analysis undertaken by New Zealand Council for Educational Research

  1. Public engagement on draft content completed. Public online survey was available alongside the draft curriculum content. We received 4,491 survey responses and 488 submissions.

Public engagement-survey and submissions independently analysed. Analysis undertaken by New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

Report on recommended changes for Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories in The New Zealand Curriculum, developed with external peer review. Those involved were:

  • Ministry of Education
  • Members of the Peer Review Group (subgroup of Ohu Matua)
  • Members of the Social Sciences Writing Group

Report on recommended changes for Te Takanga o Te Wā in Te Marautanga o Aotearoa developed with external peer review. Those involved were:

  • Ministry of Education
  • Member of the Peer Review Group (subgroup of Ohu Matua)
  • He Whakaruruhau

Recommended changes agreed for both Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories in The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Takanga o Te Wā in Te Marautanga o Aotearoa draft content

  • Ministry of Education

Writers make changes to Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories in The New Zealand Curriculum draft content. Those involved were:

  • Community Groups
  • Curriculum Writing Groups
  • Historians from Ohu Matua

Writers make changes to Te Takanga o Te Wā in Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (TMOA) draft content. Those involved were:

  • Curriculum Writing Groups (including the TMOA redesign writing group)

Consultation on proposed changes to Te Takanga o Te Wā in Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories in The New Zealand Curriculum draft content with He Whakaruruhau.

Release of four reports on the analysis of the School and Kura Testing, Classroom and Akomanga Trialling, and Public Engagement.

  • Ministry of Education

Government decides on finalised Te Takanga o Te Wā and Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories curriculum content for publication.

Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories in The New Zealand Curriculum final content published online, ready for use in schools and kura

  • Ministry of Education

Te Takanga o Te Wā in Te Marautanga o Aotearoa final content published online, ready for use in kura

  • Ministry of Education

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