Increasingly, student voice is a powerful influence on learning.
Kia ora. In this section of the site, you can find practical information and resources to support Māori learners. All the resources are available from the Ministry of Education and New Zealand education sector sites.
We have organised the content collections using a “layers of influence” approach. These “layers of influence” shape the conditions in which Māori learn and can have an impact on learners enjoying and achieving educational success as Māori. The layers are: the Crown, iwi, whānau, school leaders, teachers and students.
No one doubts the importance of what learners bring to the classroom – be it their prior knowledge about the context and content of their learning or their identity, language and culture. It is what defines our students as learners. They bring diverse understandings and experiences to all learning in order to make sense of the new ideas they are exploring.
When Māori learners are able to add their voices to what and how they learn, and take part in learning partnerships with their peers, teachers, leaders and whānau, they contribute to their educational success as Māori.
There are many ways that student voice can be gathered and used as part of supporting Māori learners to be successful as Māori. The methodology used is dependent on the purpose of the inquiry.