What we are aiming to achieve
Ka whai pānga te tukanga whakahou marautanga ki ngā mahi a Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga e mahi tahi ana me ngā kura, ngā whānau, ngā mātanga rāngai me ngā hapori ā-rohe i roto i ngā mārama 18 kua pahure, nā tēnei i kitea me whakahou tonu i Te Marautanga o Aotearoa kia pai ai te takatū o ā tātou ākonga mō ngā rā ki tua.
Ka panonitia ngā marau i ngā tau whā ki te rima, ko te tīmatanga ko te tuhinga hukihuki hou o Te Takanga o te Wā (Ngā Tātai Kōrero o Aotearoa), ka noho hei whenu tuarima mō te wāhanga ako, Tikanga ā-Iwi. Ka rite ngā mahi hou o Te Takanga o te Wā mō ngā kura hei te tau 2022.
I roto i ngā mahi whakahou i Te Marautanga o Aotearoa ka whakaurua te tirohanga torowhānui, ā, ka hāngai pū te whakahou ki te ākonga tonu me tōna ara akoako, kia kore ai e waiho kia pokanoa ōna akoranga. Nā runga i tēnei, ka āhua rerekē te takoto o te marau hou; ahakoa tēnei, ka kitea tonutia ngā āhuatanga akoako, ngā mātauranga kei ngā wāhanga ako, ā, ka tautoko i te ara ako kōmitimiti me te torowhānui.
Mā te whakahou hoki i Te Marautanga o Aotearoa e tautoko ai i ngā kura ki te hoahoa i ngā marau ā-kura whai kounga, e hāngai ana ngā kōrero ki ngā ākonga, ngā whānau, ki ngā horopaki o te rohe ake, ki ngā hapū me ngā iwi o taua rohe hoki. E kitea hoki ngā ākonga me ngā whānau i a rātou anō e whakaatahia ana i roto i ngā ara akoranga, i roto hoki i te marautanga. He taonga hoki ā tātou ākonga, e mārama pai ana ki a mātou te whakaata i tēnei tū āhuatanga i roto i Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.
The process of refreshing the curriculum will be based on work the Ministry of Education has been doing in collaboration with kura, whānau, sector experts and local communities over the past 18 months, which confirmed that significant change is needed for Te Marautanga o Aotearoa to ensure it continues to prepare our ākonga well for their future.
The changes will be phased over four to five years, starting with the new draft curriculum content for Te Takanga o te Wā (Aotearoa New Zealand’s Histories), which will sit as a fifth whenu, in the wāhanga ako for Tikanga ā-Iwi. The new content for Te Takanga o te Wā will be ready for learning in kura in 2022.
The refresh of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa will incorporate a holistic perspective, placing ākonga at the centre of their learning pathway and will ensure important learning that cannot be left to chance is clearly identified. This means the refreshed curriculum will have a different structure than the current format; however, will continue to recognise the important learning and knowledge that sits within learning areas and will allow for an integrated and holistic approach to learning.
Refreshing Te Marautanga o Aotearoa will continue to support kura with the design of their high quality marau ā-kura, ensuring content is relevant to their ākonga, whānau, local contexts, surrounding hapū and iwi. This will also ensure that ākonga and their whānau can see themselves in their learning pathway and experience a curriculum that is meaningful to them and their whānau and responsive to their individual needs. Our ākonga are taonga and we understand the importance of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa reflecting this.