Common Practice Model
The Common Practice Model is an important part of the Literacy & Communication and Maths Strategy, which aims to lift educational outcomes for all students and mokopuna in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The Minister of Education Jan Tinetti has announced changes which provide clarity about how the updated curriculum areas in the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, along with the Common Practice Model and Ako framework, will be used to lift achievement for all.
- What is the Common Practice Model?
- Why we are developing a Common Practice Model
- Connecting with other work
- How the Common Practice Model has been established
- CPM for early learning
- CPM for schooling
- Resources to support understanding of the Common Practice Model
The Common Practice Model (CPM) will:
- outline principles and evidence-informed pedagogical approaches and practices to underpin teaching and learning for literacy & communication and maths within Te Whāriki and The New Zealand Curriculum
- guide quality-assured teaching and assessment practices and approaches for early learning through to the end of secondary schooling across Aotearoa New Zealand
- be embedded into supports and resources, professional learning supports and will influence Initial Teacher Education programmes (ITE)
- provide clarity and consistency for kaiako/teachers and students and mokopuna, bring rigour to the teaching and learning of literacy, communication and maths, and support equity and excellence for all students and mokopuna.
Through the development of the Literacy & Communication and Maths Strategy, we heard that the Ministry needed to provide greater clarity and direction on teaching and learning for literacy & communication and maths. This is the goal of the CPM.
Prioritising the delivery of the CPM means kaiako/teachers and leaders across early learning and schooling will be better supported in providing high-quality literacy & communication and maths teaching and learning experiences to students and mokopuna.
The CPM is part of a much wider programme of work by the Ministry to enable and support learning by all students and mokopuna. It aligns with a range of other work including Te Whāriki and Te Mātaiaho | the refreshed New Zealand Curriculum.
Broadly speaking, the New Zealand Curriculum describes 'what' is taught while the Common Practice Model focuses on 'how' to teach for literacy, communication and maths.
View our videos, illustrations, articles and short summaries for more information and context about the CPM.
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