Accessing the Toolkit
Kāhui Ako teachers, principals and their partners (such as iwi or employers) can access the Toolkit by contacting their Kāhui Ako lead. The Toolkit is not accessible to those outside a Kāhui Ako, except with the agreement of the Community of Learning lead.
Watch our video on the tool
Watch Mary Chamberlain, a leading New Zealand curriculum expert and one of the Toolkit’s designers, talk about the Toolkit.
Rapua Te Ara Tika, or “Seeking the right pathway”, promotes a Māori approach to curriculum development, teaching and learning. Inside Te Whare Wānanga there are three pou which will guide the planning and thinking for collaborative inquiries, which link to coherent pathways and rich learning opportunities.
The Coherent Pathways Tool helps you ensure that your ākonga experience learning continuity as they move from early childhood through to the end of their secondary schooling. This tool helps you to create statements at key transitions and to capture and share the capabilities your community believes are too important to leave to chance.
The Rich Opportunities for Learning Tool helps you to draw on your environment and your community relationships to design meaningful learning opportunities that build the capabilities you’ve agreed to prioritise. Every experience and every interaction your ākonga have with their community helps shape who they become. This tool helps you design opportunities for ākonga to contribute to their communities in ways that build on and strengthen both community and ākonga capabilities.
The Relationships for Learning Tool helps you to strategically identify the community relationships that can support your Kāhui Ako. It is built on the recognition that children are born into a community. When a child learns from and with their community, they come to understand how their community works socially, politically, economically, and culturally. And they also learn how they can contribute to, and help shape their community.
The Collaborative Inquiry Tool helps you probe into issues that affect your ability to achieve your vision. It provides a sustainable digital system for establishing focus areas, developing inquiry proposals, monitoring progress, and sharing findings. It helps you to notice and respond to variations in teacher practice and ākonga outcomes, including both the hard spots and the pockets of excellence.