Common Practice Model for early learning

The Common Practice Model provides principles, evidence-informed pedagogical approaches and practices to underpin teaching and learning for literacy & communication and maths.

In line with the principles of Te Whāriki, the Common Practice Model (CPM) for early learning emphasises pedagogical approaches and practices that:

  • enhance the mana of children
  • integrate the wider world of family and community, and
  • reflect the holistic and active way children learn through responsive and reciprocal relationships with people, places and things.

Kōwhiti Whakapae online resource

Kōwhiti Whakapae is an online resource that provides the early learning component of the CPM.

Kōwhiti Whakapae(external link)

It provides teaching practices and learning progressions in the following areas:

  • social & emotional
  • oral language & literacy
  • maths.

Kōwhiti Whakapae supports kaiako to strengthen learning for all children, notice and recognise children’s current capabilities, and respond to broaden and deepen learning through culturally responsive and inclusive practices at different phases of progression. It supports kaiako to foster children’s growing learner identity and recognise when additional learning supports may be required.

Kōwhiti Whakapae online resource and social & emotional content is currently available online.

Kaiako and whānau guides

The social and emotional information is supported by 2 guides:

  • The Kaiako guide provides further support for kaiako in teaching and learning in the early years (0-school entry) across the 3 areas. 
  • The Whānau guide supports conversations and collaboration between kaiako and whānau with key messages to enhance learning in the home across the 3 areas.

Other resources – Kōwhiti Whakapae(external link)

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