We believe that when learners are strong in the dispositions required for living and lifelong learning, their academic success will improve. Future-focused learning should see learners moving from being passive recipients to being active players in the learning process.
This has implications for the kind of education our young people require, and the focus of the teaching and learning they experience. The New Zealand Curriculum invites us to put today’s students at the centre, and bring a future-focused perspective to teaching and learning (Ministry of Education, 2014).
Capital City Kāhui Ako wishes to support teachers and leaders with this pedagogical shift by providing opportunities for them to share stories of practice.
Various hui are offered for Leaders, Within School Leads, Across School Leads and teachers within the kāhui. TeachMeets, in particular have centered around the sharing of practices around components of universal design for learning. The shared thinking from these various hui are shared on our website, newsletters and blog.
Our professional learning and development, facilitated by Poutama Pounamu and Chrissy Butler on Universal Design for learning have also been helpful in developing a shared understanding of the key principles that underpin future focussed teaching and learning approaches.
Our teacher only day is another way we hope to provide a forum for the ongoing shared practice in the future.
FUTURE FOCUSED LEARNING RESOURCES