An introduction to Te Whāriki: He whāriki mātauranga mō ngā mokopuna o Aotearoa Early Childhood curriculum

This is part 4 of a free 4-part series developed to support overseas trained teachers gain a deeper understanding of Te Whāriki and how to implement this curriculum in their teaching practice. This also offers a good refresher for kaiako that will strengthen their competency in bicultural practice.

This module recognises the skill set that overseas trained teachers bring to the Aotearoa New Zealand education system.

In this module:

  • Develop your understanding of Te Whāriki: He whāriki mātauranga mō ngā mokopuna o Aotearoa
  • Explain the purpose and intent of Te Whāriki
  • Assist you to plan and implement a local curriculum

Time to complete: 30 - 40 minutes

Prepared by the Ministry of Education in partnership with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand and Otago University.  Adapted for Early Childhood Kaiako by Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand.



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Introduction to Te Whaariki: Early Childhood curriculum

Introduction to Te Whaariki: Early Childhood curriculum
Overseas trained teachers - Course 4
An introduction to Te Whaariki, the Early Childhood curriculum of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Overseas trained teachers will gain a deeper understanding of Te Whaariki and how to implement this curriculum in their teaching practice. They will be able to recognise the elements of a local curriculum and the important aspects of effective assessment.
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