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Aromatawai

Me aro ki te hā o te tamaiti

The position paper Rukuhia, Rārangahia (2014) influences our philosophical approaches to Aromatawai when working with tumuaki/kaiako/ākonga/whānau and kura:

‘Aromatawai’ is derived from aro ‘to face up to, or attend to’ and matawai’ to look closely at’. ‘Aromatawai’ is a way of focusing on the learner, what they can do, and their journey based on knowledge drawn from a relationship between pouako and ākonga.

Our facilitators can support kura to:

  • improve student learning and accelerating achievement in years 1 to 13
  • develop, implement and review school wide systems for data collection and analysis
  • assist kura to develop and/or strengthen planning and reporting requirements
  • design and construct assessment activities that they are valid and relevant for its intended purpose.

We are able to support kura leaders and kaiako for Year 11 to 13 students in wharekura. Working alongside kaiako and kura in wharekura our team members can:

  • assist kura to focus on student learning and accelerated achievement that is informed by Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and/or Paerewa Paetea (NCEA)
  • ensure strong foundations in and for students that contribute to vocational and qualification pathways.

For further information about consultancy opportunities to support aromatawai in your kura or community of kura, please contact maorimedium@waikato.ac.nz