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Harnessing student voice for improvement

http://maori-ed.tki.org.nz/what-works-for-maori-learners-and-why/harnessing-student-voice-for-improvement/

Authentically engaging students to transform outcomes in schools is a step-by-step process as both learners and teachers come to understand how power-sharing can work.

Case studies and videos

This gallery features examples from schools that have paved the way for others in the way they value and use student voice to improve learning outcomes.

Contributions and resources

Student voices – Te Kotahitanga (video)
Description

In this Te Kotahitanga video, students share their experiences of the changes teachers made and what that meant to them. They highlight the expectations in these schools and communities, which have supported them to embark on tertiary study.

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Source: Ministry of Education – Te Kotahitanga

Student voices – Te Kotahitanga
Te Karaka case study (video)
Ka Hikitia case study – Te Karaka Area School (5:42-6:30)

How do we know what our students want?

What types of access do our students have to teachers, the BOT, the principal, senior managers, whānau, and the wider community?

How do we strengthen our students’ ability to select their career pathways?

Closed captioning available in player

Source: Ministry of Education – Ka Hikitia case studies – Te Karaka

Te Karaka case study
Putting students first

To improve student engagement and achievement at Taihape Area School, the staff have put students first by structuring their school curriculum around the students’ aspirations, interests, and preferred ways of learning.

This film is part of a series, designed to provide support and inspiration to schools that are in the process of reviewing their own curriculum.

Source: Ministry of Education – NZC Online case studies

Putting students first
Te Kauhua – student voice (video)
Te Kauhua – Student voice

When this school realised there was disparity between teachers and students’ versions of what was happening in class, they started to investigate.

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Source: Ministry of Education – Te Kauhua

Te Kauhua – student voice
Tutor groups and student voice (video)
Te Kauhua – Tutor groups and student voice

This video from the Te Kauhua response describes why and how tutor groups were established.

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Source: Ministry of Education – Te Kauhua

Tutor groups and student voice

Resources and downloads

Student voices – Te Kotahitanga

Māori students leaving Te Kotahitanga schools at year thirteen, reflect on their experiences in these schools since year nine. They highlight their experiences in these schools and communities that have supported them to embark on tertiary study.

Ka Hikitia case study – Te Karaka Area School

In this video case study, a student explains how she works with her teachers, and how she likes to learn (5:42-6:30).

NZC Online – Putting students first – Taihape Area School

This case study from Taihape Area School includes information on putting the focus on students first to improve student engagement and achievement.

Henderson Intermediate – Student voice

When this school realised there was disparity between teachers and students’ versions of what was happening in class, they started to investigate.

Tutor groups and student voice

This video from the Te Kauhua response describes why and how tutor schools were established.

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