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What do WE think about the future of education in Aotearoa?

Roine Vaka (head girl) & Riley Jacobson (head boy) representing Papakura Intermediate at the recent Education Summit, with the RT Hon  Prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, and Bec KauKau, Principal, #EDConvo18 
Last weekend, I had serious  FOMO - (fear of missing out) as I watched the floods of tweets flowing from the second Education Summit, held in Tāmaki Makaurau. What was even more exciting was that Roine and Riley, from Papakura Intermediate, along with their families and amazing principal, Bec KauKau, were amongst the 800 people selected from across the North Island. Prior to attending, they considered and planned their responses, which they allowed me to capture here. Their thinking reflected what they wanted the most (black), second most (red), and third most (yellow). Addressing poverty is number one priority. Teachers, sports, learning and friends are the things they love the most about school. Helping others will make everyone successful learners & leaders, along with sharing devices, respect - manaakitanga, a good education & helping others.
Brainstorming session with the Papakura Intermediate student leaders

Kōrero Mātauranga - let's talk about Education

Have you had your say yet? The survey captures your voice and now open until mid-June 2018:

These are the questions they are asking:

1. If you were the boss of education in New Zealand, what would you do first?

2. What does a successful student of the future look like to you?

3. What will they need to know and be able to do?

4. What things need to be in place to make sure every learner is successful?

One of the other ways they are collecting is through the Values Explorer. This is such a powerful exercise, as you are only able to select a maximum of ten overall.
You can still contribute:

What values would you like to see woven through our education pathways?

He aha ngā uaratanga e pirangi nei koe kia kite ki ngā ara whai mātauranga?

Here are the VALUES most important to Aotearoa - #EDConvo18 - a work in progress (May 12, 2018)


An interesting article in the NZ Herald reflects the voices of ten people who attended the Summit, check out their voices here.

I really love these visual graphics to reflect our leaders' views and vision for Aotearoa's education system.

Within the three-year education work programme, including a review including Tomorrow's Schools & NCEA,  Education Minister, Rt Hon Chris Hipkins, states his desire to create a more:

collaborative approach to developing the education system, and a wider national conversation about what New Zealanders want their education system to look like.
“The education system should bring out the best in everyone, providing all New Zealanders with learning opportunities so they can discover and develop their full potential, engage fully in society, and lead rewarding and fulfilling lives.”
Here's what the students had to say - Hub 7 - students' voices

If I was the boss of education...

There would be no poverty, every child would have access to high-quality teaching and learning, they would not be hungry, they would be well-equipped and ready for an authentic, localised, personalised curriculum which they have been actively involved in from the outset. We need to educate alongside our communities and whānau to ensure that we are able to define and achieve success for ALL.  Success is defined differently for people - so let us have a conversation about what we VALUE, and then look at how we measure this. Let's focus on Hauora - wellbeing, and ensure we are minimising anxiety levels, and maximising collaboration, wellbeing and creating lifelong learning.

I want an inclusive, transformed education whereby we can ensure:

“Dignity, purpose, options, curiosity & social responsibility for each young person”

(Timperley, Kaser, Halbert, 2014)

Make sure YOU have your say over the future of education in Aotearoa!

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