Connectivism · COP (Community of Practice) · Digital fluency · Māori · NCEA · New Zealand · NZACDITT · Technology

Digital Technology Consultation

With under two weeks to go until the closing of the Ministry of Education consultation on the Digital Technology Curriculum draft I thought I’d post this plea for anyone interested to make your voice heard. Here you will find links to: the Consultation Presentation from Tim Bell and Hinerangi Edwards (from the Rotorua meeting), three… Continue reading Digital Technology Consultation

Change · COP (Community of Practice) · Digital fluency · Leadership · Māori · New Zealand · NZACDITT · Technology

Response to the Newsroom

A recent Newsroom article positing a very negative response to proposed Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko Curriculum has managed to gain a lot of traction on Twitter. I was actually really disappointed by the article, and it is unfortunate that the platform doesn’t allow comments so we can’t discuss the points directly. I believe the article itself… Continue reading Response to the Newsroom

CISC8100 Applied Practice in Context · Mindlab · Māori · Technology

Week 28: Indigenous knowledge and cultural responsiveness in my practice

Culturally responsive teaching: making connections between what is known and what is to be taught next (Teaching Tolerance, 2010) What does this have to do with me? I will admit upfront that as a pakeha immigrant to New Zealand, who still holds an Australian passport my indigenous knowledge, has many gaps, which I fully acknowledge… Continue reading Week 28: Indigenous knowledge and cultural responsiveness in my practice

CISC8100 Applied Practice in Context · Leadership · Mindlab · Māori · New Zealand

Week 26: Current issues in my professional context

Culture is the unique set of beliefs and practices shared by a group that are the essence of their special character. Stoll (1998) supports this idea when she talks about the mind-set of culture being, that’s the “way we do things around here”; school culture she writes is shaped by its history, community expectations and… Continue reading Week 26: Current issues in my professional context

Art · Māori · New Zealand · PLD

Thinking About Art: Cultural Studies Assessment

In this post I am completing an assessment essay for Lifeway College. In this is essay I will be comparing and contrasting one artwork each by two New Zealand artists: Chris Booth & Robyn Kahukiwa. I chose these two pieces for a variety of interconnected reasons. I first was thinking about the ‘art’ of korowai or kahu… Continue reading Thinking About Art: Cultural Studies Assessment