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.
Student voices – Te Kotahitanga (video)
Te Karaka case study (video)
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.
Te Kauhua – student voice (video)
Tutor groups and student voice (video)
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.
In this video case study, a student explains how she works with her teachers, and how she likes to learn (5:42-6:30).
This case study from Taihape Area School includes information on putting the focus on students first to improve student engagement and achievement.
When this school realised there was disparity between teachers and students’ versions of what was happening in class, they started to investigate.
This video from the Te Kauhua response describes why and how tutor schools were established.