Learning Environments Webinar 2020

Learning Environments Webinar (14th October 2020), 1-2pm NZST

We had two sets of fantastic invited speakers:

1) Leeana Herewini and Ngārewa Hāwera (University of Waikato), and

2) Emily Nelson (Eastern Institute of Technology) and Maurice Rehu (Irongate School).

Māku anō e hanga tōku nei whare
Leeana Herewini (University of Waikato) and Ngārewa Hāwera

Findings from a two-year Teaching Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) study undertaken from 2018 to 2020 informs the content of this presentation. We set out to explore the teaching and learning in pāngarau (mathematics) of ākonga (students) in a Māori medium Modern Learning Environment (MLE).  Our research partners were kaiako (teachers) from Te Wharekura o Rakaumangamanga located in Huntly.  Key findings of our research will be shared; one such finding is the notion of puna matauranga kiritoa as a Māori name to adequately capture the nature of a Māori Medium MLE. Other key findings such as Mahi ngātahi—Encouraging collaboration, Huarahi ako—Fostering productive learning pathways and Hangarau Matihiko—Prioritising digital technology will be explored as part of this presentation.

The potential of ILEs for Māori student success
Emily Nelson (Eastern Institute of Technology) and Maurice Rehu (Irongate School Principal)

In our presentation we share insights from case study research conducted at Richmond School in Napier. Between 2015 - 2017 the staff appropriated ILEs as a policy innovation to cultivate Māori student success through socio-spatial design. A collective commitment to Te Ao Māori, whakamana and the wisdom of the school whakataukī, formed a foundation for a school-wide ILE that actively grew students’ emotional literacy, identity development and success as Māori.

The recording of the webinar is available here:

Leeana Herewini and Ngārewa Hāwera’s presentation slides: please click here

Emily Nelson and Maurice Rehu's presentation slides: please click here